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Friday, October 31, 2014

Storefront Report: Eagle Rock wine bar makes a move down Colorado Boulevard

Fans of Eagle Rock’s Colorado Wine Co.  may think they are seeing double.  Signs for the Eagle Rock wine shop and bar now appear on two storefronts  a few blocks apart on Colorado Boulevard. The double signage is part of a transition as the seven-year-old shop prepares to move from its original location in the 2100 block of Colorado Boulevard to a new home about three blocks west near the corner of Colorado and Rockland Avenue.  The move into a former storage space with 25-foot high ceilings has been a long time in the making but it appears the new store might open at the end of this month, said Jennifer Morgan, who owns the store with husband John Nugent.

“We will be focusing on a new lineup of gifts and gourmet items ranging from chocolate to oils and salts as well as an expanded lineup of beers and 6 rotating taps,” she said via email.

The new store is moving away from many of the new Colorado Boulevard restaurants and shops that have opened to the east of Eagle Rock Boulevard.  However, the new space is closer to the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, which hosts frequent concerts and art openings, said Nugent.

“We will also be adding on draft beer for the first time,” said Nugent in an email (Nugent is also part owner of Sunset Beer in Echo Park)  “We’ll have six taps (just as we do at Sunset Beer Co.) and the ability to have guest brewers come in now and then to do ‘tap takeovers.'”



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8 comments

  1. Their website (cowineco.com) puts their new location at 2305 Colorado, which is an additional block west of Rockland, at El Rio, next to that neighborhood landmark, “Planet Tobacco.”

  2. I like this store and I hope they do well at their new location. Even though it’s only a few blocks to the West, it’s a less desirable location — no longer a quick walk from the farmer’s market, Four Cafe, etc.

  3. Will be interesting to see if this block will transform or become more attractive with the move of this popular business. Best of luck to Colorado Wine Co. at the new location!

  4. They’re nice people, they care about their customers and the neighborhood, and I hope they succeed in their new location.

  5. I hope it works for them. I know it means I won’t be stopping by anymore for a few bottles (easy parking in the city lot) or walking by in the evening. Just a few blocks, but too out of the way. Oh well

  6. I’ll be there.

  7. @ER native
    if a few blocks is what keeps you from supporting local business, you were never a true supporter anyway.

  8. If someone was super savvy, they would open up a wine bar in the current location. The current location is just sooooooo prime…pedestrian friendly, very close to great restaurants, big windows for people watching!

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