Sunday, January 3, 2010

Final Night at HOWS Wine Room

As we reported Thursday (and confirmed by LAist's Zach Behrens) HOWS market in NoHo is closing, a victim of poor sales.  One of the more interesting aspects of the market was it's wine tasting room which developed a strong local following.  Sunday night the Wine Experience had it's swan song with a packed audience.  The rest of HOWS will close down slowly over the next month or so.

We've heard reports that HOWS management will attend a meeting called by officials of the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency and members of the Mayor's staff.  Insiders have told us however that HOWS decision is final and it's not likely the City could offer anything for the business to remain open.

Patrons enjoy a last glass of wine at HOWS.

A final toast in honor of HOWS longtime wine room manager Bill Essitier.


Anonymous said...

I am so sad to say goodbye to one of my favorite hangouts. How's Wine Tasting Bar really brought together an amazing group of people and my husband Riley and I have made friends that we will have for life. Now we are on the search for a new meeting place where all the local wine lovers can once again meet up! Cheers and thanks to Bill for being the best! We love ya xox

Jim said...

For those that are interested, Vendome in Toluca Lake does wine tasting several nights a week and a nice group of folks show up for it.