By JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ
SILVER LAKE –— A new wine shop is planning to open on the south side of the neighborhood next to the site of a new bagel shop at the corner of Bellevue Avenue and Occidental Boulevard.
The owners of Psychic Wines have applied for a state license to sell beer and wine at 2825 Bellevue, which is one of the few commercial buildings in a primarily residential area. The same building is where Jason Kaplan is planning to open an 800-square-foot bagel bakery with a small retail store, reports Eater L.A. For now, Kaplan sell his bagels at Dinosaur Coffee in Silver Lake and at the Hollywood Farmers Market.
So, who’s behind Psychic Wines? It’s Quinn Kimsey-White, Zach Jarrett, and Bradford Taylor.
Kimsey-White moved to Los Angeles from Oakland 6 months ago. He met his partners in Northern California while working at Ordinaire, a natural bar.
Jarrett and Taylor aren’t new to the local restaurant scene. They’ve worked at SQIRL, Alimento, and Cosa Buona.
“The shop will be focused exclusively on natural wines, and will initially be retail only until we apply for an expanded beer and wine license that will allow people to open bottles and drink on site,” said said Kimsey-White.“I like that South Silver Lake is primarily residential. It gives us the opportunity to anchor ourselves in the community.”
Update: Comments from the owners have been added to the story.
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