Editor’s note: I received this email from BYOB. It is written by Nevada City resident Paul Matson, one of the partners:
“We are Retiring
“Hello everyone and Happy New Year!
“I must let you know, we’re going to shut down BYOB during the course of this month.
“It has been a lot of fun and a financial success, thanks to your great patronage. The main attraction for me, social interaction with good friends, will be greatly missed, and was the hardest part of the decision-making process.
“However, I can increasingly feel the wear and tear from the repetitive work motions. Time to get off the concrete floors and cease corking and carrying.
“Because the licensing is so complex and specific to Tony, it is not a business we can sell, nor does it lend itself to be an employee-based model.
“Tony and Sally are terrific business partners. I could not have asked for better, more capable good friends and cohorts to create and grow this business. If I knew then what I know now, I’d do it again in a heartbeat. It has been wonderful!
“In the meantime, until we run out, all wine refills are $3.99 a bottle. On hand are our three reds: Yuba River Red, Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon and Klinker Brick Zinfandel. We’re sold out of white wine.
“Please come on by and say ‘hi.’ We’ll be there this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, noon to 5:30.
“(As you know, we are located at 821A Zion Street in Nevada City right between Fudenjuice and EarthSong Flowers).”