The new JJ's Wine, Spirits & Cigars location at 3000 W. 57th Street celebrated its ribbon cutting on June 25. With more than 10,000 square feet, the store is 25 percent bigger than its previous location on Western Avenue and will include a boozy bakery, cocktail bar and event center.
"Now we have room to grow and add things when they come to the market," said owner Tom Slattery in a recent media interview.
The new $1.7 million space, west of the 57th Street tunnel on the north side of the road also has room for expansion.
"We wanted to build a gathering place where people can come and have conversations, talk politics or watch baseball games and sell stuff out the door," said Slattery.