Jennifer Klein has closed her wine bar Wine & Roses at 286 Columbus Avenue between 73rd and 74th after 10 years, despite recently winning a drawn-out lawsuit that gave her control over the bar.
Klein tells us she wants to focus on her other nearby bar: The Dakota at the corner of the Dakota and 72nd street. She’s also considering opening another venture in the former Wine & Roses spot.
Wine & Roses was a celebrity hangout for awhile, though it also catered to locals. We asked Klein why she wants to move on now, after finally prevailing in the bitter lawsuit against her former partners that the New York Post dubbed “The War of the Roses.”
“We all need to fight for truth, justice, and to set the record straight. But life is short and creating change is more fun and exciting and necessary, especially in our business. Nothing is ever certain, but we are very lucky to have a longstanding relationship with a wonderful landlord who really cares about our neighborhood as much as we do. So we are confident that whatever we all do will be for the best.”
Good luck with your ventures Jennifer!