the wine merchant's new location in olivette photo by michelle volansky

The Wine Merchant is now open in its new location in Olivette

Longtime Clayton stalwart The Wine Merchant recently picked up stakes and moved west. The spirited retailer opened its doors to its new location at 9200 Olive Blvd. in Olivette in mid-August. The store was located at 20 S. Hanley Road for over 20 years before relocating just a few blocks away to 7817 Forsyth Blvd. in 2015.

Jason Main, president, said while the new location is roughly the same size as the last one as far as square footage, it’s more efficiently laid out. “It’s now all merchandisable,” Main said. Whereas the prior building’s three-story layout had limited how much inventory could be stocked, the new layout has allowed for tons of new products to be brought in. The location also has a freezer, which has allowed for new edible products to be added to the mix, like Crispy Edge pot stickers and frozen wagyu steaks. Main said there will also be an increased focus on bringing in local products for the cheese department.

Business hours have also been increased as well. The store is now open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m Sunday.

Tags : Places, Wine, Shops