An area of the Mile Square City that has seen quite a few businesses sprout over the last year just welcomed another one earlier this month, as a liquor store stressing their local roots and seeking to delve deeper into varieties of alcohol is officially open for business.
Wine Dad’s, in The Harlow building at 1330 Willow Avenue next to the 14th Street Viaduct, held their grand opening celebration during the first week of June. The store embraces the philosophy of “Dad just knows” to highlight deeper selections of liquors, which include products from small producers, interesting varieties and regions, well-made beers and wines, and spirits that go above and beyond the ordinary.
“We’re a true neighborhood store that has found an incredible neighborhood to call home at Harlow,” said Wine Dad’s co-founder Jeff Carroll in a statement. “We have an opportunity to encourage visitors to explore and try something new, whether it’s highly-coveted labels, small-producer wines, unusual varieties or locally-brewed craft beers.”
A liquor store in Hoboken’s uptown western half can be surprisingly hard to find, and customers at several BYOB businesses in the area like San Giuseppe and Hudson Table might appreciate the option. Generally speaking, locals have been spoiled by the influx of retail to the area the last few years, as Trader Joe’s, Gravity Vault, and a West Elm outpost have all invaded the neighborhood.
Wine Dad’s hours run later Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and they are open on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Parking is available to customers in a garage on the Willow Avenue side of the building.