The store will be 8,400 sq. feet. In line with Gary’s four other stores, it will carry over 2,700 wine SKUs, 700 spirit SKUs, 800 beer SKUs and 150 fresh-cut cheeses.
The company says it wants to reach a fresh demographic and further develop staff and customer wine knowledge with its new store, which is only four miles from the New York State line. The store will open in a newly renovated shopping center alongside a Whole Foods, Starbucks and Target.
The Closter store will create 20 new jobs, bringing the total number of employees throughout the brand’s four stores in northern New Jersey (Madison, Bernardsville, Wayne, Hillsborough) to 165.
With some alcohol beverage stores closing and moving sales into the online space, Gary Fisch (pictured atop), CEO and owner of Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, says, “the beverage alcohol industry is great as a brick and mortar space. People like to talk to experts and we want our customers to know that we’re always listening. We are constantly evolving our selection according to their drinking habits. Whether they visit us in our stores or online, they can always rely on us for the best recommendations.”
Gary’s Wine & Marketplace has also appointed a new Wine Director, Brooke Sabel. Sabel joined Gary’s having previously served as the Wine Director at Ninety Acres at Natirar.
Gary’s ecommerce site, Garyswine.com, continues to grow and now ships to 36 states across the United States.