Nearly two years after its high-profile opening on the corner of Fifth Avenue and First Street and 3 1/2 months since the space was put on the market, the only Brooklyn location of "elitist wine bar for everyone" Terroir has shuttered.
The mini-chain, which has locations in the East Village (the original), Murray Hill, Tribeca, and a seasonal one on the High Line, is run by Hearth team chef Marco Canora and sommelier Paul Grieco, two of the most respected guys in the business. This location had a solid selection of wines, small plates, and charcuterie, as well as a nice brunch, a reasonable and creative happy hour ($3 glasses of sherry!), and a generally funky, humorous attitude.
I reached out to Grieco, and he replied with his trademark brand of humor, saying that "unfortunately business realities doth sometimes interfere with the pursuit of a good glass of grape juice."
He also confirmed that a new tenant has been lined up for the space, but that he'll let them make the announcement when the time is right.