Back in November, based on a tip, I incorrectly reported that the long-shuttered Clover Barber Shop in Park Slope was up for rent. Now it looks like the news is coming true--and the old Clover has a tenant.
The same tipster sends in the following photos, showing the Clover
clearly with a liquor license application notice taped to its gate.
The notice indicates that an LLC called 382 Wines has applied for an off-premises liquor store license for this address. That likely means a wine shop.
382 Wines is the LLC of Big Nose Full Body, located at 382 7th Avenue, across the street from the Clover. Maybe the wine store is moving, but I'm going to bet it's expanding. The owners, Aaron and Gillian Hans, also run the wine bar Brook-vin, which is also on the same block as Big Nose and the Clover space.
Do three outposts make a mini wine empire--all on 7th Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets? Either way, it'll be tastings instead of trims.
And, unless they're calling the new place the Clover Barber Shop Wine Store, the wonderful old sign--with its scissor- and comb-shaped letter A's--is sure to vanish.
Read more on the Clover and its barber, Mr. Riccardelli, here and here.