Echo Park wine bar prepares for its last pour

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It was last September when Nicole Daddio unveiled a new look and strategy for her Echo Park wine bar, City Sip.   In a bid to capture a larger share of the young crowds packing into newer places like Mohawk Bend and Red Hill, City Sip introduced a new line of snacks – from tofu lettuce wraps and peanut butter brownies – in a new, lounge-like setting.  But only four months after that  makeover, Daddio today announced that her Sunset Boulevard business would be closing at the end of the month after a four-year run . Said Daddio in an email:

An opportunity has arisen to begin a new chapter in my life. Although I am very excited to move forward, this was nonetheless a difficult and heart wrenching decision to make. I take great pride that we have managed to build our neighborhood into a unique and colorful Los Angeles destination. Echo Park is my home, as well as my place of business, and I smile each time that I welcome an inspired new business.

Echo Park Now reports that the four-year-old wine bar is up for sale and will remain open for special events through March.


  1. I never felt welcomed in the two times I’ve stopped in. Dismissive wine tenders.

  2. I love City Sip, and Nicole is great. This makes me sad, but I wish her the best of luck. I hope all the rest of the commenters don’t use this to pile on.

    • It might be helpful to get constructive criticism for her next venture. Obviously something was wrong.

      • True. This place should have been more consistently ‘successful’. The place across the street seems to be thriving. Some kind of constructive local debrief would be helpful for future neighborhood entrepreneurs who sincerely want their own businesses to succeed. It was good to see an entrepreneur do something they wanted though. Best of luck on their next gig.

  3. Extremely sad news, it was one of the friendliest in the neighborhood.

  4. This is too bad, but good luck, Nicole! City Sip was great for the neighborhood. Nicole took a chance before others did, much credit to her!

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