MAB Fine Wines & Spirits Reopens Under New Ownership

The first step is re-stocking the shelves in the store.

Many locals were upset when closed its doors , but the business that had occupied its spot for more than 55 years has reopened it's doors under new management.

"We're happy to be back," Jay, the new manager, said. "We're looking forward to continuing MAB's history of great service."

Despite the fact that MAB opened under new ownership, many of the old employees were retained. Jay told Patch that this was a location that was appealing for a number of reasons.

"There’s so many things that made this spot attractive to us," he said. "The name, the location and the history all played a factor."

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The first course of action for MAB will be to re-stock the shelves with its variety of wines, liquors, cocktails and other options. The first big event will start on Friday night and run through Memorial Day weekend, as MAB will be hosting a marathon tasting, where people can try different items for free. There will be different things going on every hour.

"We’re probably going to have the largest variety in, and around, the neighborhood," Jay said. "I would say, in a five-mile radius, we’ll be the store with the biggest selection."

Click here for some other options of places where you can get alcohol in the East Meadow community.

What do you think about MAB's return? Tell us in the comments.

Brent M. May 21, 2012 at 11:24 AM
I forgot.. why did it close in the first place.. again??
June Denny May 21, 2012 at 11:44 AM
This is great news!!! I love Mab, they always had a great selection of wine and liquors including an outstanding variety of Long Island wine which I love. Also, the employees were always very helpful and courteous. I'm very happy to welcome them back!!!
Joanna G May 21, 2012 at 01:31 PM
It was sad to see Mab close. We shopped there for years when Eric and his brother owned the place. After they left, I never felt the place had the same concern for its customers nor did the employees have the knowledge of wine that the brothers (particularly Eric) had. It also seemed that the prices went up more than was necessary. Hopefully this new management will make it work.
rachele May 21, 2012 at 04:12 PM
I stopped by MAB last year on the eve before Thanksgiving to pick up some good bottles of wine. To my amazement...the shelves were almost bare! Perhaps they were sold out due to the holiday??? No. Happy to hear the good news and fresh marketing strategy.
Michael Ganci (Editor) May 21, 2012 at 06:27 PM
The old owners were having troubles with the economic times, which is why it reopened under new management.
Michael Ganci (Editor) May 21, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Thanks for the comment June!
Michael Ganci (Editor) May 21, 2012 at 06:28 PM
We'll keep our fingers crossed Joanna!
Michael Ganci (Editor) May 21, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Thanks for the positive response Rachele!
ender wiggins May 22, 2012 at 10:27 AM
If only all of the we "We Buy Gold" stores had as nice a storefront. All of the other liquor stores look ghetto in comparison.
e May 22, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Guys, please carry LI wines by Shinn Estates and don't forget to bring back the classic british Stones Ginger Wine.


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