58 Degrees & Holding Co. will close its first location at Williams Centre on January 24. It’s second location at St. Philip’s Plaza closed in late 2008.
58 Degrees is the temperature that wine should be stored. The location had wine storage, wine sales, wine tastings, and a restaurant. The wine sale began January 16 and the restaurant is open until the last day. The last time I ate there, I enjoyed a chicken salad with pearl cous cous and veggies.
I don’t doubt that the recession and bad economy was a contributing factor to the demise of 58 Degrees as well as a fairly new BevMo about a mile or so east on Broadway.
To save money, I have gone back to drinking three-buck Chuck from Trader Joe’s.
Don’t forget about the independent wine stores and wine bars in Tucson:
CataVinos – 3063 N. Alvernon Way
RumRunner – 3131 E. 1st St.
Plaza Liquors – 2642 N. Campbell Ave.
Pastiche Wine Shop – 3025 N. Campbell Ave