I went to the Wine Bank and the wooden crates of wine were gone. Replaced by steel gray shelving. The top floor had new shelving filled with liquor. A new man I didn't recognize was talking about "reorganizing" the store and said it would take "a couple of months". I saw the (former?) owner sitting with packed things. I nodded to the owner, who nodded back. It felt a little odd/ maybe rude to ask if there was new management.
I also noticed that my old favorite bottles of wine seemed to have gone up in price. Gone where the helpful notices about wine reviews/ratings. And the atmosphere was definately different.
My impression was that it had been sold and that I might as well go to a chain wine store now. I didn't realized how much I loved it the way that it was.
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