TRIBECA — A longtime TriBeCa wine store is closing.
Maslow 6, a local favorite known for its rare and local wines, will shutter by the end of the month, the Tribeca Citizen first reported. Until then, it will offer a selection of its wine for about 30 percent off.
Owner Keri Jackson, who opened the shop more than five years ago, said the store was doing well financially, but she wasn't able to keep up with the costs of running her adjacent wine bar as well.
The Maslow 6 wine bar — which she took over from previous owner VinoVino in 2012 when that shuttered — closed several months ago. Jackson said she is not able to continue leasing the large space that includes both the store and the bar, so now the wine shop must close too.
“My interest and a passion is in having a wine shop, not a wine bar,” said Jackson, a longtime TriBeCa resident. “Our wine store has been doing very well, but a wine bar needs someone whose passion is in running [a] bar.”
Jackson opened the wine shop in 2009, after transitioning from a career in technology, to pursue her love of wine, she said.
Her shop mostly carries wine from small producers, because, she said “they are the most passionate about their craft, and I think you can taste that in the wine.”
Longtime customers agree.
“The wines here are unique — they’re wines you wouldn’t easily find somewhere else,” said Rachel Thebault, a customer since the shop opened, and the owner of local bakery Tribeca Treats. “Keri and the rest of staff have this great in-depth knowledge about wine and have always been very helpful — I’m very sad.”
Jackson said she's currently looking to for a new space in TriBeCa for a wine store, but she hasn't found one yet.
"I want to open another store in this neighborhood — we have great, loyal customers here," said Jackson. "We'll just keep working to find a new location."