Our fave wine store, Cellar Rat, owned by one of our fave people, Deano ( Waco Brothers, Dollar Store) is closing its doors on November 15th. With the holidays fast approaching, it's the perfect time to run on down and stock up with quality curated libations.
"I'm sad to announce that I'll be closing the doors at Cellar Rat for good. Our last day of business will be November 15th. To be frank, I've been struggling for some time. With a poor economy and ever increasing competition for a slice of a smaller pie, it's time to move on. While the store has been quite a drain on me financially and physically, there is still much of the experience for which I'm so grateful. First and foremost, I'm grateful to YOU, my customers. You've provided my livelihood for 5 1/2 years. Your interest and enjoyment of the traditional styles of wine that are my passion has been invigorating to me. Many of you have become friends, which is priceless. I've also learned a lot about business and myself along the way. It's sad to see a dream not work out but this has been far from a loss. I'll go forward in life much better off and I owe you all a debt of gratitude for the part you played. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
I have a personal favor to ask of any of you that are so inclined and in a position to do so. I'll be facing a huge deficit at the end of these 10 remaining days. If you have the need or inclination to stock up for the holidays or even just buy a bottle or two, please choose Cellar Rat. If you like the experience you've had buying wine here over the years and can send a little of your business my way one last time, I'd be very grateful. Any sales I can make before the inevitable "everything must go" pricing goes into effect will help me enormously. There's still a great selection of wine in the store. Obviously, that selection will dwindle as we wind down, so try to stop in during the next few days if you can. Feel free to call or email if you'd like me to put together a selection for you- be it a case of every day drinkers, wines for Thanksgiving or a few gift bottles for later in the holiday season.
I have been in retail wine sales most of my adult life. 22 years and counting. I'll likely end up somewhere doing the same very soon. If so, I'll let you know. I hope to be selling wine to at least some of you for many years to come.
A warm thanks again to everyone. Please stop in and say hello sometime between now and the 15th!