A.M. Wine Shoppe Closing in October

The market from the Cashion’s team prepares to shutter.

Get your charcuterie fix before the wine shop closes in October. Photograph by Scott Suchman

We’ve seen far more restaurant openings than closings of late, but sadly a neighborhood
favorite is on the outs. A.M. Wine Shoppe,
the Adams Morgan market from Cashion’s Eat Place owner
Justin Abad and chef
John Manolatos, is set to close its doors on Monday, October 7. Abad says the team was unable to
reach an agreement on the lease’s renewal terms with their landlord, and decided to
shutter the operation after three-plus years of selling wine, charcuterie, and deli

On the positive side, Abad and Manolatos are turning their attention toward opening
a new concept. Much is still in the works, including a location, which Abad hopes
to find in Adams Morgan or possibly Shaw. The ideal: a full-service neighborhood restaurant
that’s more casual than Cashion’s but still focused on quality, seasonal ingredients.

“It’ll be the kind of place John or I would want to go and relax on a Tuesday night,”
says Abad.

In the meantime, stop by the wine shop before it’s gone for good. Steep discounts
are planned for all remaining items during the last week of business.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.