Over the last 2-3 years, throughout the pandemic and staff/supply shortages, we've heard about so many businesses being forced to close their doors or shifting their business models to keep up with the changing economic climate. A handful of them have simply decided, by choice, that this is an excellent time to move on and explore other endeavors. This is the case with the First Avenue Wine House in Cedar Rapids which recently announced on Facebook, that as of June 24th, they will close for good, saying:

It has been said, “All good things must come to an end.” This certainly applies to the adventure we have had with the 1st Avenue Wine House. Many of you might be asking “why” and our answer is that after nearly twenty wonderful years in business, we have decided now is the time to explore the next chapter of our lives and we could not be more excited. Please know this is not a decision we HAVE to make rather a decision we are READY to make. It has been a great joy to serve this community and in return, we sincerely appreciate the support we have received from our customers. Our success is because of you. We thank each and every one of you!
Customers with gift cards to redeem will have until the 24th to do so, but the owners urge you to stop in and use them as soon as possible. They will also have several clearance specials on in-stock items such as:
  • All giftware 50% off
  • All holiday-specific giftware 50%-70% off
  • Mix and match cases of wine 15% off with a credit card
  • Mix and match cases of wine 20% off with cash or check
  • All wine less than 12 bottles 10% off with CC or 15% with cash or check

You likely drive by this cute shop often, maybe without even knowing it's there. Their address is 3412 First Ave. NE, near the Starlite Room.

Learn more about First Avenue Wine House here.

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