Beer Fridge on Essex Street Shuts Down
Beer Fridge had been on ice of late. Now it’s officially closed.
Cracks began to surface last summer when ownership sought occupants to share the retail space. Then, in December, the Essex Street beer shop “endured a heavy hit” of a busted refrigerator. This seemingly simple loss caused “ungodly repair costs, days of closure and an unfortunate amount of inventory made unsellable.” The requisite GoFundMe appeal netted about $2,000, but was seemingly a band-aid.
The smalltime store closed down last month after less than two years.
Lower East Sider Catherine DiPaci first opened Beer Fridge at 41 Essex Street in August 2017.