September Wines Might Not be on Stanton Street Much Longer [Updated]
[Updated Below] The Lower East Side appears poised to lose one of its cherished businesses in the coming months. Hell Square is eating its own.
September Wines & Spirits – the local mom-and-pop situated at Ludlow and Stanton Streets – might soon depart the neighborhood after more than a dozen years on the block.
There are already real estate listings circulating for 100 Stanton Street, which pimp the 600 square-foot cornershop as perfect for all uses, including gallery, bar, restaurant, or boutique. No rent amount is provided, either, only that it’s a “great price” and that the owner “will renovate.”
Ownership did not immediately return our multiple requests for comment. Update: Owner Shelley McClure tells us that “we are not closing. We are in negotiations with our landlord for our lease renewal. We are making every effort to remain in our location in our beloved neighborhood.”
September Wines debuted on Stanton Street at the end of 2005. A very different time in the life of the Lower East Side, indeed.