The Platt Park neighborhood, which, to orient you, encompasses Old South Pearl St., is a growing family neighborhood. This is reflected in the businesses neighborhood-families shop at like The Empty Bottle. As you enter the cozy bottle shop complete with a friendly family pooch, the owner’s youngest child will greet you with a friendly “Hi,” and you’re likely to see their eldest child helping set up an event.
It was this family atmosphere that led the couple to expand next-door to open (in September 2012) Bin 1884 Cheese Bar. They wanted a place where parents could bring their children and still enjoy an inexpensive glass of wine, as well as a well paired cheese and antipasti plate or grilled cheese special.
In addition to the great deals customers have come to depend on, like the three for $25 rack a the front of the store, The Empty Bottle/Bin 1884 caters to its neighbors by selling picnic lunches at the Pearl Street Farmers Market.
Free Wine Tastings: Fridays and Saturdays 5:00-7:00pm
Coming this fall, Raclette Cheese and wine tastings at Bin 1884. Dates and times TBA.