St. Petersburg wine shop Winesmith is closing Saturday

Get your final sips in from noon-6 p.m.

click to enlarge St. Petersburg wine shop Winesmith is closing Saturday
PHOTO CREDIT WINESMITH/FACEBOOK

Tomorrow, Saturday, March 30 will be Winesmith's last day at 1620 Central Ave. in St. Pete.

The wine shop took to Facebook to announce the closure: "There just hasn't been enough business the past couple months to sustain it."

The store, which has hosted innumerable tastings — many as fundraisers for worthy Bay area nonprofits — will be open from noon- 6 p.m. tomorrow.

This might be a wake-up call for residents to redouble their efforts at shopping small and supporting local businesses. The massive hotel construction and other development blocking most of what little street parking was available can't have helped things for Winesmith and its namesake owner, Todd Smith, either.

"I'll have more words later," Smith wrote. "These were hard enough."

A Bubbly tasting will still be hosted tonight, Friday, from 6-9 p.m.

Credit is accepted but cash is "extremely appreciated."

Want to know everything going on with Tampa Bay's food and drink scene? Sign up for our Bites newsletter.

Scroll to read more Openings & Closings articles
Join the Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected]