@jbartus@dave A lot of (small) businesses decided to move (or close up shop) when rents shot up in 2007 and early 2008, just before the economy corrected itself (or crashed, depending on ones POV). In NYC, there are many empty storefronts even now because so much of that market still hasn’t recovered, though in other areas of NYC construction is booming. I’d presume that most US cities have similar problem areas, where landlords are still holding out for what they could have gotten a decade ago.
I’d go in for 1/3rd or 1/6th of a case of the Esoterica if anyone in the St. Louis area is interested. (1 of each, or 2 of each, that is.) If you’re in, reply here today and if I hear from at least 2 people by the end of today, I’ll buy a case. We can figure out Vimeo or Square Cash or Apple Pay or whatever to split the cost.
Oh, and I’m thinking we could meet at The Royale on Kingshighway to split it when it arrives.
14 bottles so far.
What I’m thinking is we’ll still wait and see if anyone else in STL wants in (and then we’ll split two cases) or I’ll drop down to 2 bottles and we’ll be good. Either way, definitely doing a split here.
Oh, and for the record, I’m VMP (free shipping) and Missouri doesn’t get charged tax, so $129.99 for a case is $10.83 a bottle:
$21.67 for 2 bottles (1/6th of a case)
$43.33 for 4 bottles (1/3rd of a case)
Ok, mine showed up too. I’ll have this at the Royale on Thursday at least until 5:30pm. Post in here and @ me and Shawn when you’re at the Royale. (If you can’t make it this Thursday, I likely can be there next Thursday as well.) Bring $43.33 cash, or have Square’s Cash app or Venmo if you can.
Ok, I’ve got bad news, medium news, and good news:
At the last second I can’t make it to the Royale today. I’ll be there next Thursday the 15th (and Thursday the 22nd after that if needed).
The FedEx delivery person left the wine on the porch instead of waiting for me to sign for it, so it sat outside in the cold for a bit. I bet it’s fine, but I can’t be sure, which gets us to the good news -
I’m getting a bonus case of wine delivered in that will be here by next Thursday the 15th. So everyone will be getting 6 bottles instead of 4 for the $43.33.
We’ve heard from @sarahaha, but can @chefjess@whiter and @james check in here on whether picking up on Thursday the 15th works? Any time between 10am and 5:30pm would likely be fine.
Good news, the bonus case is in. @shawn and I will be at the Royale with your 6 bottles on Thursday. If you’re able to, whisper me a time range you think you might be coming by. (@chefjess, I know it’ll be the following Thursday for you.)
We did it! Everyone got their wine and everyone paid for it! That was a complicated one to try for the first run, but it worked out. Thanks, @chefjess@sarahaha@whiter@james@shawn (and good to meet some of you for the first time)
Ok, great, we’ve got at least one case so far: @outofhand - 4 bottles: $43.33 @whiter - 2 bottles: $21.67 (let me know if you want 4) @MaddogB - 4 bottles: $43.33 @dave - 2 bottles: $21.67 (I may up that to 4 depending where we end up)
Sorry for the radio-silence here - I was out of town last week and it looks like that shipment went screwy (tracking never moved). They’re reshipping it now. I’ll ping you all here when it arrives.
@whiter@MaddogB I know this is really delayed, but I do have the wine now, but I’m not going to be at The Royale tomorrow (going to Opening Day). Can you meet at the Royale on Thursday, April 12th (8 days from now)?
@dave I have a friend who doesn’t use the site asking for four. So I’m going to back out and order a second, that way all of y’all can get the 4 you asked for and I’ll have four available for any stragglers. Looking at you @james.
@dave I just saw this thread. Looks like you already have a full case. (Can you check why I may not be getting notifications please? The whispers seem to be better than the regular messages, but those are random as well)
I have at least a full case from WW so I’m passing this round. Enjoy the vino. It’s great stuff. Usually an autobuy.
Don’t take me off future messages. I’m usually in for any/all splits.
@CraigDanger No need to pay in advance, we can settle up when I give you your bottles. Do you use venmo? If not, we can do paypal. This is only my second split case and we’re all pretty new at it I think!
Anyone feel like splitting the Two Horns? @chefjess or @outofhand maybe? I think dave may still be sitting out. Also curious if anyone else is subscribed to this thread and if the @'s are needed every offer…
@james I got an email notification without being named, but I don’t remember getting one like that before, but I notice now that the last few main posts had me exclusively named. I subscribed to the thread a while ago and have been wondering how it would work exactly. (If you go all the way up to Mike808’s original post there is an option to subscribe on the bottom of it.)
That being said, I could go in for 3 bottles if you get enough interest.
@james@dave Ty has arrived. Due to the heat, I don’t to want drive around with it in my car. How does Luckys or Straubs sound? Between 230p-3p tomorrow or sometime over the weekend? Next week is fine too. It’s resting peacefully. I have additional if you are interested or know anyone else who might be.
@chefjess I keep having travel dates pop up, making this tricky. It’s probably going to be the week of the 4th before I can pick it up, if that’s all right. I should’ve planned that out a little better.
Case ordered. @outofhand-2 @james-2 @Nel250-4
I’m keeping 4. I would take more if we have enough interest for a second case. Please chime in if anyone else is interested. This is good stuff at a great price. Thanks.