July 5, 2015
New Owner: Noe Valley Wine Merchants
Retail wine business veteran James Mead is selling Noe Valley Wine Merchants, the shop he opened in March 2012 at 3821 24th Street in the old Urban Cellars space, and the longtime store manager Donald Norton and partner Nancy Sack are buying the business. A sign in the window announces the change and the new owner is listed as EDUVINSF.
From what we can tell, this announcement could be good news for local wine shoppers. Donald has been a friendly face in the shop for years and as a Noe Valley resident he’ll want to be sure his neighbors are happy. According to a clerk in the store, there are plans to increase the selection of wine, beer and spirits and the popular wine tastings will still be in the shop’s repertoire.