Facebook

Greer's 'soul' brings La Bouteille to shops at The Depot

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Thursday, September 3, 2015

Enlarge photo

Shelly Block's La Bouteille, a wine and beer boutique, makes the commercial block at The Depot on Randall and Trade full of shops.
 
 

Jim Fair

Shelly Block's La Bouteille, a wine and beer boutique, makes the commercial block at The Depot on Randall and Trade full of shops.

 

 



Enlarge photo

More than 200 selections of wine and 100 European and crafted beers will stock the shelves crafted by Scott Block, Shelly's brother-in-law.
 

Jim Fair

More than 200 selections of wine and 100 European and crafted beers will stock the shelves crafted by Scott Block, Shelly's brother-in-law.

 



Enlarge photo

La Bouteille's storefront is at 300 Randall Street at the corner of Trade Street.
 

Jim Fair

La Bouteille's storefront is at 300 Randall Street at the corner of Trade Street.

 



Enlarge photo

Bottle Tree is a brand of craft beer manufactured by Fred Block, Shelly Block's husband.
 
 

Jim Fair

Bottle Tree is a brand of craft beer manufactured by Fred Block, Shelly Block's husband.

 

 



Greer’s got “soul”.

That is how Shelly Block described patiently waiting nearly three years as she staked out her store location at The Depot. That’s visiting during each festival and scouting the walking and driving patterns during all seasons.

La Bouteille, a wine and beer boutique opens next Tuesday at 11 a.m. at 300 Randall Street, Suite B. This is Block’s second store, her first under the same name, remains in Tryon, N.C.

“I love the old town buildings and the small town feel and we want to plug into that,” Block said. “We’ve always loved it here.” Block and her family live in Campobello.

La Bouteille now fills the entire Depot retail block less than one year after there were at least four storefront vacancies. Joining La Bouteille are The Image Forge, WorldWide Staffing, Platform42, Salutem Organic Massage and Carolina Vine & Branch.

“I think everything in Greer, as a whole, is fast-paced right now,” Kyle Mensing, Commercial Development Director for Greer Development, said. “La Bouteille and The Depot shops extend Trade Street down a little farther.”

Block is stocking shelves that will accommodate more than 200 wines from around the world. The wine selection will range from value wines to Silver Oak, and mix and match cases of select wines starting at $60.

More than 100 European and craft beers will be featured and customers can create their own six pack. Bottle Tree crafted beer is brewed by her husband, Fred, an engineer at GE.

The wine and beer selections will rotate, Block said.

Scott Block, Shelly’s brother-in-law, has renovated the interior and handcrafted shelves for the inventory.

“We want to build relationships and become the place you stop on your way home from work or when preparing for a party,” Block said.

The lunch crowd will be welcomed to bring “a sandwich from Chocolate Toad or another restaurant, and drink a beer and wine here,” Block said. A pizza restaurant in Tryon delivers to La Bouteille for her customers to enjoy wine or beer at less than bar prices, she said.

Small tables will provide limited indoor/outdoor seating.

“Just as we have loved being part of the Tryon community for the last five years, we look forward to another exciting chapter in our future with this second location, and getting to know the people of Greer and sharing our passion for good wine and craft beer with the

Greer community,” Block said.

Want to go?

La Bouteille

300 Randall Street, Suite B

Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Grand opening Thursday, Sept. 10, 5-7 p.m.

Visit here for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

Share



Related Photo Galleries


Leave a Comment



Trending: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, Obituaries, Chon Restaurant, Allen Bennett Hospital

GREER CALENDAR

View All Events