The sign hanging from the awning is temporary, but inside the store is shaping up to have a classic interior. Walls painted purple with exposed wood in the ceiling. The walls are lined with custom oak shelving and a vast selection of wines, spirits and craft beers.
Behind the front counter with the registers, a cooler filled with meats and cheeses and stacks of beer in cardboard 12-packs. The cases of craft beers will be placed on shelving in the coming weeks.
While Patch wandered around the store, an older gentleman purchased a bottle of wine, and two ladies signed up for the email list at a laptop on the cheese counter.
The email list General Manager Jeff Morin explained that at the store's Somerville location, Ball Square Fine Wines and Liquors, customers love the feature, which allows them to keep a record of wines they purchase.
The Somerville location is also a three time winner of the Best of Boston awards.