owner & beer enthusiast
"I bought the business in 2010, started as an upscale bodega-esque downtown convenience store with a focus on craft beer. Over the next few years we continued to expand on the craft beer selection, going down the rabbit hole of beer nerdiness, getting tons of imports, rare goodies, one-offs, and the like. We had completely outgrown our space—the beer had taken over the whole store—and it became apparent that we needed to open a second store, just for the beer. Hence Midtowne Bottle Shop."