Shep's is relocating — and there's a moving sale going down

The go-to spot for wine and beer has plans to relocate in St. Pete.

click to enlarge Shep's Beer Emporium is gearing up to move its St. Pete headquarters. - Cathy Salustri
Cathy Salustri
Shep's Beer Emporium is gearing up to move its St. Pete headquarters.

CL loves Shep's Beer Emporium. Many a Wednesday, News & Views Editor Kate Bradshaw and I stop by and pick up a little something to enjoy after our weekly editorial meetings.

So when we heard the venerable St. Petersburg bottle shop had decided to relocate — and offer 20 percent off bottles of wine and cases of beer, alongside up to 25 percent off on big bottles — we beat a path to the shop's doors to ask: Why the move?

"We realize we need to downsize," said Andrew "Moose" Perrin. "Our biggest complaint is that we have too much beer."

click to enlarge So, yeah, hence the "once in a lifetime sale." - Cathy Salustri
Cathy Salustri
So, yeah, hence the "once in a lifetime sale."

Yeah, I hate that.

But having a bunch of product also comes at a cost.

"Refrigeration costs eat into beer profit," he continued.

Although the owners of Shep's haven't selected a new location yet, they plan to make the move from 2001 Fourth St. N. in early April. They're scouting sites along Fourth Street North and MLK.

Moose added: "I'm excited to be closer to downtown."

About The Author

Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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