Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Bottle Shop



This is the back entrance to The Bottle Shop, which is situated right in the center of the business district.  They have been in business for many years and, as if they weren't famous enough for their affiliation with the Sierra Madre City College Band, they added a Wine Tasting Room this last March.  The wine tasting room is really quite lovely, with a tremendous selection, and an elegant-yet-unpretentious ambiance.  I'm hoping to post a photo of it one day soon. 

For today, though, I'm sharing the back entrance to the store, for which I have a certain fondness.  It's where you go on your way from here to there, when you want to park, run in, grab something (beer/wine/cat food), and run right back out.  Only thing is, you generally don't run right back out, because you usually see someone you know while you're in there.  On the off chance that you do get back to your car quickly, you'll probably see someone you know in the parking lot, who is also trying to run in to pick something up.  This happened to us on Monday, when we saw our next-door neighbor and got to say a quick Hello.  Because that's just how it is at The Bottle Shop...


12 comments:

  1. Gotta love a place like that! Our post office used to be so wonderful...until our village got so big that we now have community mailboxes. :))

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    1. There's probably another gathering place forming right now, somewhere in the village! :)

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  2. A community meeting place...Wonderful! The weather continues to look really nice and warm. We are getting a bit of that over here this week. Hooray!

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    1. Our weather is definitely staying warm. Very breezy today, though. It's been much nicer... Enjoy your warm weather - we'll all miss it soon enough, won't we!

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  3. It's a true crossroads for the community! I like the thought of that wine tasting room - look forward to future posts on it :)

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    1. It is a "crossroads" for sure! Going to have to get into that tasting room one of these days, and report back! :)

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    1. You must come and try it out, Margaret! A neighborhood store with warmth. :)

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  5. The Bottle Shop sells cat food? That's what I call one-stop shopping. Sierra Madre is a gem with its small-town vibe so close to the big city.

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    1. They do! A looooong time ago, I remember asking the owner if he would carry it, and soon after, there it was on the shelf. I'd love to take the credit, but I'm sure there were a lot of others asking as well. It's bad when you can't get back in the house without showing that you have cat food on you, and The Bottle Shop has saved me on more than one occasion! :)(...and I do love the vibe - I love Pasadena for the energetic vibe, and here they are, right next to each other!)

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  6. darn it - I was hoping it really was a bottle shop. You know, blue bottles, red bottles, green bottles - Grandma Prisbrey bottles (I love this link)

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    1. Sorry to disappoint! :) I do see why you were hoping for a different type of bottles. What a cool thing that is! Grandma Prisbey - another "something learned today" moment in the Blog Village!

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