BTP Readers-I have some exciting New Jersey Wine news to share with all of you. Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, a specialty wine and spirits chain, opened its fourth store on December 16, in Nelson’s Corner Shopping Center in Hillsborough, NJ. There is currently a temporary pop-up shop that will remain open while the permanent 9,000 sq. ft. Marketplace location is constructed out in the same shopping plaza.
“”We were happy to be able to open right before Christmas and give South Central Jersey shoppers a preview of what we’re all about,” says founder Gary Fisch. “I can’t wait to open the full store in March, so we can really redefine the wine-buying experience for the community!”
A key element of the Gary’s business philosophy is local philanthropy, and a signature fundraising event is the annual Grand Tasting, now in its 24th year. The October 2nd event raised $25,000, which was distributed among four local charitable organizations (see below). In addition, the company donated approximately $14,000 in gift certificates, money and food products to 100+ organizations in 2014. Gary’s also supports about a dozen charitable events each year, including several Rotary fundraisers and events supporting St. Joseph’s Hospital, Our House, Heartworks and Jersey Battered Women.
The kudos continue to roll in! Readers of New Jersey Monthly named Gary’s Wine & Marketplace a “Best Wine Shop” in the magazine’s annual Best of New Jersey Poll. Earlier in the fall, Gary was himself named Retailer of the Year by Market Watch, the beverage alcohol industry’s leading trade publication.
“It’s been an extraordinary year both professionally and personally, and I’m grateful that the business has been successful enough so we can continue to give back to those in need in the communities that we’re part of,” notes Gary. “No doubt 2015 will be our best year ever!”
ABOUT GARY’S WINE & MARKETPLACE
Gary’s Wine & Marketplace began as a small wine shop in Madison, NJ in 1987 and has grown to one of the largest fine wine businesses in the United States, with $50+ million in revenues and stores in Wayne, Madison, Bernardsville and Hillsborough. A commitment to friendly, attentive service by knowledgeable employees; unparalleled breadth and depth of selection, including one of the country’s best selections of California wines; passion for wine, beer, spirits and the related products that the company sells; extensive staff travel each year to the wine-producing regions of the world; and myriad wine & food events for the public set Gary’s apart.”
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…all for the love of the dish