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LarryB Jan 23, 2007 08:11 PM

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

  1. SauceSupreme Jan 24, 2007 12:02 AM

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

    1. Pei Jan 24, 2007 11:07 AM

      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.

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        carter Jan 24, 2007 03:35 PM

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

        1. Oishii Eats Feb 16, 2007 02:50 PM

          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. Jeet Yet Feb 17, 2007 05:18 AM

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

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              vinosnob Feb 17, 2007 07:18 AM

              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.

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                MichaelS Feb 17, 2007 09:24 AM

                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.

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              BN1 Feb 17, 2007 08:42 AM

              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. Oishii Eats Mar 7, 2007 08:54 PM

                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

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                  frank828 Mar 7, 2007 10:51 PM

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

                  looks nice

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