Monthly Archives: January 2012

ABV on Fox Business News

I got hooked up with an interview on Fox Business News, and lo and behold Tracy Byrnes, the host, wanted to talk about our wine bar.  What timing!

Can’t get the video to embed properly, so here’s the link.

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ABV on Grub Street

NY Mag’s Grub Street announced our impending opening last week.  Not sure why they chose to post a photo that featured our unfinished menu board, but hey.

Here’s the link: ABV Wine Bar Almost Ready to Start Pouring and Cooking.


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The Final Countdown

Let me get you up to speed!

Anton installed our draft lines. 6 beer lines and 4 for wine.

We tiled the front of the food bar.

Our custom banquette was installed. Corey tested it out for us.

We assembled the shelving for the wine room. We picked up our license from the SLA last week, so this puppy is on its way to being full.

All of our friends who come to see us get put to work, especially those who are handy. Here, McCloskey attaches our table bases.

Oh, Philipp's in town? I hear he's good with a sander. Finishing our last table!


We bought a desk for the office at a church rummage sale. Noah walked it the 5 blocks to our bar using a hand truck. Here, Mike and Noah assess the best way to get it down the hatch.

Putting the mirrors on the back bar.

Leo joined us for cocktail training.

Corey enjoying the aftermath of cocktail training.

We hung our menu boards. We're waiting for our last batch of letters to arrive. At one point, we contemplated basing our menus on what letters we had.


We had our textured wallpaper installed and then we painted it.

Noah adding a metallic gold coat to the front bar. Wait until you see step 2.

We had a photo shoot yesterday. Stay tuned to learn what is was for!
















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Happy New Year!

We’ve been busier than elves.  I’m happy to report that construction is done and now we’re on to the details.

Finishing up the kitchen soffit.

We matched the wall in front of the restroom to the kitchen soffit.

Kitchen refrigeration went in. All equipment is installed and working. Corey is in there cooking today. Wait til you see what we're doing with that 4 inch pipe on the counter.

Working on the back bar. Mirrored shelves in progress.

Putting together the office chairs. IT equipment all installed. Carpet arriving tomorrow. Hanging shelves and wine maps today.

Tables and benches are here. Check out that sconce!

Organizing the basement. Look! It's small wares! I'm particularly pleased with the lockers.




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