From Downtown Phoenixville News:
Winery and gourmet food store "Taste" will soon be opening at 236 Bridge Street. The occupancy is the first step in re-securing a presence by the LCB in the downtown area. When the LCB store move to the suburban location members of the Main Street CDC and the restaurant community met with the LCB Board and asked that a specialty wine store be established in the downtown to help with BYOB restaurant trade in downtown Phoenixville. One of the conditions to establishing the store was the recruitment of a gourmet food store to be included in the same retail space as the LCB.
The last 3 years have been spent negotiating the deal to bring the store to the downtown. The LCB looked at a number of stores in the downtown and settled on a storefront, 236 Bridge. The first step in securing their participation was to get a signed lease with a Jose Garces style store to compliment the high end wine store similar to the one Garces has in the city of Philadelphia. Now that lease has been established the next step is to get the LCB approval to sublet some of the space.
"We have been working on this for a long time" , stated Manny DeMutis, "Now we have to seal the deal with the state but no matter what happens with the state Taste will be an asset tot he downtown."