All the hysteria, gnashing of teeth and tears were unnecessary. We apologize. Maybe. According to an e-mail from Pike Street Beer and Wine’s owner Tony Yap passed on to us, a new owner is coming in to operate a bottle shop at the East Pike at Belmont store.
On Thursday, CHS reported that Yap was closing his store after a many-month attempt to sell the shop. It’s not clear whether the new buyer has just stepped forward or if this was something that was already in the works. Yap has yet to reply to our messages.
If the new owner is, indeed, stepping in, you can likely expect the store to remain closed for additional weeks. At this time, we have not seen any applications with the state for a change in liquor license for the address.