Friday, July 1, 2011

The Local Bottlestore & Provisions - now open!

We've been a little too busy to properly update this blog lately but many of you will have now heard, or got the idea from various sources, that we finally opened The Local Bottlestore & Provisions in St Kilda about 2 weeks ago. It's kind of a "soft" opening as it may take us a few more weeks to get ourselves properly organised and for more stock to arrive.

The BS was designed with an old world neighbourhood general store in mind, only it specialises in great beer, cider, wine, smallgoods, bread, cheese and other provisions. We are starting with about 500 beers but if we can sell enough stock to look after the beers, we have the space to have many, many more. Growler fills start any tick of the clock with two taps but again we can expand to as many as 24 (it's one business happy to be next door to the Taphouse) and home delivery to really local Locals starts in a few weeks.

The former Assistant Manager at the St Kilda Taphouse and Beer Dude (across all venues), James Smith, has been promoted to become Store Manager/Beer Dude and we're thrilled to have him assume this jobby. His encyclopedic knowledge of beer and passion is perfectly suited to what he's now doing.

We’re currently open from midday until 8pm (Sun to Wed) and until 10pm (Thu to Sat). Phone: 9537 3300 or 1300-GROWLER. We now have introduce a sister blog just for the Bottlestore and you should subscribe if you want to get the latest news of what's happening. We're also at and @bottlestoreSK on Twitter.

As always, we very much value your feedback as we're all trying constantly to be things better and we're very new to the retail game. Please don't be shy about telling us about the good and not so good things we do.

Hopefully we'll see you down there soon.

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