The bad news is that, as announced last month, Old Vines Wine Bar had its last day of service on December 13 and is now closed. The good news is that, as shared via Facebook this week, the bar has finally been sold and should reopen in spring 2015. Here's what owner Mike Farrell had to say:
Two of my longtime regulars have bought it. Jon Ellms and Rick Taranto have been good friends and customers for a while. They are very excited to continue, and improve upon, what I started. A lot of work to be done, but I will be helping them get going. Look for Old Vines to be re-opening in the early spring.
Farrell did not respond to a request for comment, but Ellms commented on the post, saying, "Mike, you've built a really special business, and we're honored to carry it forward!"