Green Lake Wines Closing

October 23, 2014 6:00am

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Green Lake Wines + Wine Bar will serve its last wine tasting next week. After six years at the Green Lake location, owner Richard Kinssies said he decided to consolidate his wine businesses – closing Green Lake Wines and operating solely out of Wine Outlet, his store on Elliott Avenue.

In a note to his customers Richard said the decision was not an easy one:

“I live just a few blocks from the Green Lake location and I’ve made connections with so many of my neighbors through the store. I met some folks when they were expecting a child and now I see that child go by the store on his way to school at Daniel Bagley Elementary. I’ve gotten to know many neighborhood kids over the years as they stopped by the store to raid my candy jar on their way home from school. And I’ve gotten to know their parents when they stop by for a bottle of wine for dinner or to chat over a glass.

Two of my customers who met at the wine bar got along so well that they got married. After their wedding ceremony they had photos taken in their wedding attire at the place where they met. No, this was not an easy decision.”

Kinssies has planned a few events before he closes his doors.

Last Wine Tasting at Greenlake Wines – Thursday, Oct. 30 5-9pm
Last Open Day at Greenlake Wines – Saturday, Nov. 1 3-9pm
BIG SALE at Wine Outlet – Sunday, Nov. 2 12-5pm

Cheers to you Richard! Best of luck on your consolidation!