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Vine & Barrel in Farmingdale closes

Vine & Barrel in Farmingdale has closed.

Vine & Barrel in Farmingdale has closed. Photo Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus

Vine & Barrel in Farmingdale is closed for now. The sign on the door reads “Closed for renovations,” and co-owner Robert Bernardini says he’s no longer a part of the endeavor.

Vine & Barrel opened in March as a partnership between Bernardini, owner of Farmingdale’s Uva Wine & Spirits, and Christine Buchler — a veteran bartender and manager.

The place stocked about 40 wines by the glass for between $7 and $14.

Among the dozen or so small-batch whiskeys, patrons could try Bulleit Bourbon from Indiana, Michter’s Rye from Kentucky, Talisker 10-year-old Scotch and Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey for $8 to $40.

The phone line at the shop is still connected, while the Facebook and Yelp pages have not been updated since late September and early October, respectively. The website is down.

“We wanted someplace for an older, more mature crowd,” Bernardini told Newsday when it opened.

No word yet on what’s next for the space.

223 Main St., Farmingdale; 516-586-6367,


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