Astor Wine & Spirits

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The world's "greenest" wine shop...

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About Astor Wine & Spirits

 & why it made the Carpe City list

“Astor Wines & Spirits” has been a Greenwich Village fixture since 1946. The Fisher family purchased the shop in 1968 at its original location on Astor Place. In 2006 they moved to the landmark “De Vinne Press Building.” Completed in 1886 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, this “Romanesque Revival” style building has been identified as “among the most sophisticated works of masonry in New York.”

The store has approximately 75 employees and carries over 5,000 wines, spirits, and sakes. And as of August 16, 2022, it became an employee-owned business through an Employee Stock Ownership Program. The Fisher family owners believed it to be the “best succession plan” to maintain “qualitative standards in selection and service” while “rewarding” their “outstanding team.”

Astor Wines & Spirits is also proud to be “the greenest wine shop in the world.” They make and recycle their own electricity to maintain their temperature-controlled storage. They also created an educational facility that offers wine, spirits, and cocktails classes. So many reasons to visit!

By: Laureen Mocsari

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