Wine replacing beer in Oak Grove?
Sherlock's Wine Merchant will close its Brookhaven location in about a week. Monday, its co-tenant The Cook's Warehouse closed. While Sherlock's tried to work out a lease to remain in a portion of the space, an agreement was never reached. Sources close to the situation tell me that both retailers are "actively" looking for replacement locations "in the area."
While I have no solid leads on a replacement store for The Cook's Warehouse, Sherlock's is reportedly in talks to lease the former Beer Growler Nation space on LaVista Road in Oak Grove. A lease is reportedly "in the works," and while not signed, Sherlock's is reportedly the stronger of two "wine store" retailers vying for the space.
Oak Grove Center is a popular community center at the corner of Oak Grove and LaVista Roads already home to Oak Grove Market, The Grove and more recently, Queenie's, a consignment store.
Excluding the Brookhaven store, Sherlock's has four other locations in Buckhead, East Cobb, Decatur and Kennesaw. The East Cobb and Kennesaw locations both sell beer, wine & liquor while the other locations offer beer & wine only.