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K & L Wines coming to L.A.

FYI- Just drove up Vine Street south of Sunset and saw that the old AAA Signs and Banners store will soon be opening up as K & L Wine store! They are a small No. Calif chain but I haven't actually been in one. However, my internet searches (usually for German Wine) often turn up K & L. Great site with good prices and descriptions. Can't say for other types of wines. Maybe others can.

Big shortage of stores carrying German Wine on the westside so I am ready for an alternative. I emailed them and they said that they should be opening up next month though the website does not mention it at all. www.klwines.com

Lar

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  1. I personally can't wait. I've been trekking all the way over to Woodland Hills for most of my viticultural needs.

    1. I love love love K&L. Fantastic selection and prices on California wines. Their selection is too enormous for me to know very much about everything they carry, but there are always fantastic deals.

      1. Here is another post on the subject from just a few days ago.
        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/362446

        1. People at the SF store said that K&L Hollywood will open end of February. Register at
          www.klwines.com for updates on the opening.

          1. I am curious, what does KL have that a place like 20/20 doesn't already have?

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            1. re: Jeet Yet

              K&L will have a larger inventory and their prices are much more reasonable. 20/20's margins are absurd and they cater to a very affluent and celebrity driven clientele.

              1. re: vinosnob

                What do you mean be affluent? I usually buy wine in the $30 to $80 range. I think that is a reasonable range for decent wine. I love bargins as much as anyone and the staff at 20/20 has led me to them.

                I am not sure 20/20's margins are all that different. I buy wine directly from DuMol and what I have paid at 20/20 for the same wine was not different (if it is in stock).

                How are they going to staff K&L? The one thing I like about 20/20 is their extensive knowledge base. A good wine store is nothing without good, knowledgable staff.

                I do look forward to K&L coming to LA. I just don't know if I would be willing to go all the way to Hollywood.

            2. I am curious about K&L also. I live in N. CA and often shop for wine in the SF Bay Area at K&L, Beltramo's, etc. I also have a home in Pasadena and shop several times a year for wine in LA. I have consistently found wine prices significantly cheaper in LA because of the volume of sales, I suspect. So why wouldn’t K&L expand into a market where they would have a significant impact? I’m sure they know what they are doing and I hope the increased volume enables them to lower prices further to my benefit.

              1. K&L Wines opens Saturday, March 10th!
                1400 Vine Street
                Hollywood, CA 90028
                (323) 464-WINE (9463)
                (323) 836-0853 (Fax)
                Store Hours: M-F: 10-8p, Sat: 10-8p, Sun: 11-6p

                1. i walked by this place at mile 4.5 of the la marathon last week

                  looks nice