I received an email from Fortunato’s wine shop in Woodinville this week telling me that Saturday, June 19th would be their last day in business. I hate to see anyone go out of business but a wine shop closing is unthinkable. I don’t have many details other that they were trying to re-negotiate their lease.
During the past several months, we have been attempting to re-negotiate the lease options with the current property management and owner of this building. The negotiations did not achieve the results we had sought. After an extensive deliberation process and considering all possible options, Team Fortunato’s has made the decision to close our doors.
Taking into consideration the shop’s annual growth rate (present economic times notwithstanding) against the unoccupied building and unrealistic lease requirements, Fortunato’s is not able to sustain ongoing operations. Our last day will be this Saturday, June 19, 2010
Over the past 7 years we have experienced great loyalty and built many friendships with our customers throughout the Eastside, especially in Bothell and Woodinville.
Stop by this Friday and Saturday to enjoy some food and purchase some wine at greatly discounted prices.
Lastly we want to extend a very sincere thank you to each and every one of you for your loyalty and support of Fortunato’s. Your words of encouragement during our recent family crisis have been sincerely appreciated.
We wish the best to all of you and hope to see you again in the near future. Please look for our emails in the coming weeks!