Sunday, February 24, 2013

Pour Richard's Wine and Spirits (photo essay)

Pour Richard's logo

I met Ann Williams at a networking event with the Downtown Partnership. I recalled the license transfer coming before the Town Council. They had purchased the license for the store by the Dunkin Donuts on King St and were moving into larger space on Grove St. Shortly after they opened I stopped by to visit and then returned again Saturday to take some better photos. I met John Wass on Saturday and he graciously sent along the JPG for their logo so I could share it here.

Where are they located? 14 Grove St

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When driving west along RT 140 and cross the i495 bridge, turn left at Grove St. Turning right would bring you to the 99 Restaurant, BJ's and the train station. Pour Richard's will be located just past the MassHighway facility on your left before the railroad tracks.

View from Grove Street

The Pour Richard's store front

Pour Richard's store front view

They have an interesting way to display their wine. These racks allow the bottles to lie down and yet be visually appealing.

Pour Richard's wine racks

Per Ann, the rack allows for most bottles sizes to fit. They go one step further to help the shopper and write some notes about many of the wines.While they will generally be attentive to the shopper, this helps the shopper browse on their own.

informative notes on the wine

For the beer section, they will focus on local and craft beers. Ann proudly posed with a new sign for Narragansett, a classic beer from Rhode Island.

new Narragansett sign to be hung soon

The craft beer section features sturdy shelving and a refrigerator for some chilling beers. They will do beer tastings on Friday nights. The beer from Ispwich Ale Brewery is being featured Friday, March 1. Stop by after 5:00 PM, try a sample and if it meets your taste and budget, take some home.

craft beer shelving

Don't forget to stop by the "Bargain Boat" to see what is available.

bargain boat

For additional information about Pour Richard's you can visit their webpage

or find them on Facebook