Craft Beer Cellar, a growing chain of beer shops, is moving its Newton location to a yet-to-be-announced new address. Currently at 1243 Centre Street, the retail shop will close on January 1 to begin preparations for the relocation, but home and office deliveries will still be available in the interim. They're aiming to reopen in early February.
A statement on the Craft Beer Cellar website explains the move:
"At the heart of it, we picked a difficult first location. While we love our space, it was ultimately too big and too pricey. To ensure a secure future for our world-class Staff Beer Geeks, provide a good value to our loyal and incredibly awesome customers, and forward Craft Beer Cellar's mission, a change was necessary. We are all saddened by this difficult decision. It is our firm belief that CBC Newton will be able to provide an even better experience for our customers as a result of this transition."
In Massachusetts, Craft Beer Cellar also has locations in Belmont, Winchester, Braintree, and Westford. According to the website, locations are also being planned for Roslindale, Plymouth, Amesbury, and Boston proper.