The short answer is Carpe Vino has not been sold. That’s typically the assumption when one of these yellow signs appears in an establishment’s window. . .the new proprietors have applied for a liquor license.
In our case, the posting is the result of a change in corporate ownership. Until recently, our S Corporation consisted of three principals. Drew and I completed a purchase agreement and by law are required to amend our license, which required the formal posting of a notice for 30 days, ending on April 21.
The California ABC is keenly interested in who owns the businesses to which liquor licenses are issued. Those who ignore the rigorous requirements put their licenses—and livelihoods—in peril.
So, not to worry. Drew and I aren’t going anywhere!
See you in the wine bar,