A liquor license application has popped up in the window of the Chartreuse flower shop at 1616 E. Passyunk Ave., and it doesn’t mean orchid-garnished martinis (which we saw at a wedding once).
The Bottle Shop, holding down the fort at 1837 E. Passyunk Ave. since 2010, will be moving into the space, hopefully by the end of the summer, said co-owner Gena Montebello.
Montebello said that they decided to put down real roots in the neighborhood and bought the new building, which has about the same amount of retail space as the original location. The new one is narrower but deeper.
Expect pretty much the same as what’s now on offer: a row of beer coolers plus a handful of tables, a couple of beers on draft and a few snacks for sale. And maybe a big crowd for a Sunday night show, a la “Breaking Bad” viewing parties?
We heard that Chartreuse, which moved to that location in 2010, was closing because the owner had decided to retire. Speaking of closings, so is Frankie’s, the women’s clothing shop across the street.