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September 23, 2008

Bin 604 open on Sundays

bin 604As Gastronomic Guru Elizabeth Large pointed out, Bin 604 Wine Sellers is now open seven days a week by the Whole Foods in Harbor East.

General manager Jen Burger had this to say: "We are extremely excited to be opening on Sundays for all our wine-loving neighborhood regulars." 

This is kind of a big deal, because you can count on one hand how many liquor stores are open in Baltimore on Sundays.

Then again, how many people are going to have to rush out and buy a fancy bottle of wine, either?

Most corner bars have packaged goods licenses that let you take out a bottle if you're in a bind. Either way, it's good to have options, and Bin 604 is a big destination for downtown wine drinkers.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:45 AM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Cool, but how is this legal? I'm vaguely familiar with the place, but do they serve wine like a wine bar regularly? Thought it was just a store.

Comparing the wine at Bin 604 to a corner bar is somewhat of a stretch. Basically it means instead of buying a bottle of Barefoot at Fleet Street liquors or going to Chesapeake Wines in Canton, I'll be able to get a good bottle on a Sunday.

Many a time that bottle we've been saving for Sunday has not lasted Saturday night.

As I assume all city dwellers are hood-lazy like I am, a tip for Federal Hill dwellers - the shop in front of the Wine Market on Fort also sells on Sundays; because it is attached to the restaurant I guess it's technically a "packaged goods" store.

Awesome! One step closer to a civilized society. Next step: supermarkets what sell liquor!

This is good news. There have been many Sundays I wish I could get good bottle of wine.

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