A few readers have noticed the liquor license placard in the ground floor retail space of the Lyric Apartments for a new wine shop. Grand Cata, A Latino Wine Co. (@LatinoWineCo) is a wine service company operating in the DC metropolitan area. Founded in Washington, DC in 2011, Grand Cata specializes in Latin American wines, wine education and events. This storefront would be their first retail location. Earlier this week we also learned The Lyric at 440 K St NW may be attracting a bakery as tenant.
Could we be running the risk of over saturation in wine businesses? Will Grand Cata offer an experience distinct enough to thrive with competition from Safeway, the very recently opened Eye Street Cellars and the smaller corner liquor stores in MVT?