Crush Wine Shop on Knox Henderson is Closing
It's come to our attention that Crush Wine Shop on Knox Henderson has lost its lease, and will thus be closing for the time being. It seems as if it has been undecided if Crush will reopen, and if it does, where. The team at Five O'Clock Dallas have only been to Crush once in the past, but we did enjoy our experience, and are disappointed in the loss of good Dallas wine shop. I've copied the e-mail from the owner, Jim, below.
Did you ever go to Crush? What did you think of the establishment?
To our many valued patrons and friends - On February 22, 2010, Crush Wine Shop will no longer be operational at 3205 Knox St. We have lost our lease and will be moving from this location. Future plans are uncertain at this time...but stay tuned. It has been a pleasure being part of the Knox area retail community and hopefully we have provided you, our customers, with a quality experience and good memories. That has always been our goal. You have my deepest appreciation for your patronage and loyalty during our almost three year s tenure. I have been fortunate to have the absolute greatest employee group. James Jordan and Travis James have been an invaluable full-time management team. In addition to James phenomenal palate (from which we have all benefited) and Travis wine passion, they have played a vital role in helping me deliver the level of customer service and wine values that helped make Crush the place it is. Chip Coker, who kept my computer systems and newsletter going strong and the part-time staff Bronwen, Jennifer, Dorothy, Sherry, and Lee are all accomplished business professionals who brought a myriad of skills and most importantly a love of wine to their roles. I thank them all. While this announcement may seem sudden, it has been under discussion with the property owners since early January. However, please understand that to have made any public comments prior to the recent completion of these discussions would have been premature and inappropriate. We will be conducting an inventory clearance sale this week to avoid having to move any more stock than necessary, so come shop for some super deals. I ask our entire group of Crush Club Wine Program members to be sure and pick up their January wines and any other prior month s wines not yet retrieved. Words cannot express the feelings I have regarding this turn of events. Crush and the ambience of the Knox St. site was a long-time dream of mine. It brought all the wonderful experiences I anticipated...and a few challenges I didn t. Getting to know you, my customers, working with my wine distributors, and meeting winemakers from all over the world was truly a kick for a wine nut like me. It was, in fact, a joy. Just in case this is a final Word from Jim.. Thank you all for being the best clientele a business owner could ask for. - Jim Larkin