Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Red Hook Wine Store Dry Dock Close to Opening

Work has been stepped up on the new Red Hook, Brooklyn, wine store on the southwest corner of Van Brunt and Van Dyke—but a block from the storefront formerly occupied by the late, lamented LeNell's. (The space has not been empty for almost a full year, continued proof of the greedy landlord's stupidity. LeNell Smothers, meanwhile, has decamped to La Paz, Baha, Mexico, and made good of her pledge to open up a bed and breakfast, called Casa Cóctel.)

New windows, outside lighting and a nice angled doorway are in place. A twitter on Jan. 7 has the place opening in "a few weeks." Also, the name has been revealed: Dry Dock. I get the maritime, Red Hook reference. But is a name with the word "Dry" in it good for a wine and spirits store?

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