Another grape option comes to fruition in the Penn Quarter today with the opening of Zola Wine and Kitchen at 9th and E Streets NW (entrance on 9th Street). As of yesterday, there was no signage on the exterior nor a mention on Zola’s website but the wine store is there and so is the sign announcing today’s opening from 11 am to 8 pm…first door on the right on 9th heading towards F from E Street around the bend from the Bruegger’s. We peeked inside through the window and the layout appears similar to stores like Best Cellars where there is one bottle of wine presented at eye level and a vertical column of that same wine available for sale. Nice wood floors, a spread of varietals and a sales counter round out what looks to be a great quick stop for those who both live and work in the core part of the PQ to pick up a bottle of vino.
A construction link history including a link to the satellite map that still shows the parcel as a parking lot (c’mon Google…time to update the image database) and one more photo follow the break.
If you visit, feel free to leave a comment with your impressions.
Thanks go out to JAG and an anonymous PQ Living reader as well as commenter Kelby for tipping us off that the opening was imminent.
Nice exterior wine display evoking the same multilingual theme found inside Zola.