Oenophiles, now's the time to snatch up a wine bar. The Chron reports that Lasco enterprises is selling two Tasting Room locations, one in River Oaks and the other in Kingwood. Lasco's chief brand officer Jonathan Horowitz offered Syd Kearney this statement:
We are exploring options for these two locations – they are our smallest locations and, frankly, don't fit within our company's growth model. However, they're both profitable and doing well – so we will consider potentially selling them only if we get the right deal (someone to take the lease/space and not continue it as a TTR). If we don't, we're going to keep them and continue to operate them as they are strong locations and do good business. Right now, our focus is on expanding the MAX's and Flow concepts inside and outside of Texas, but we certainly are considering other Tasting Room options if the location and space fit our model (large TTR's like Uptown and CityCentre).
Max's Wine Dive recently debuted a second Houston-area outpost in Montrose and was shortly followed by Flow Juice Bar, which opened at the space next to it on Fairview. The next Max's locations will be in Atlanta (77 12th Street NE), Chicago (1482 N. Milwaukee Avenue) and Denver (200 E. 7th Avenue).
· For Sale: Lasco Shopping Two of its Tasting Rooms [Houston Chronicle]
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