3 Day Wine Review is the apparently the first to report this news. The Plymouth Sid’s Discount Liquor store will be changing ownership possibly by Friday and it will become a Merwin Liquors. Merwin Liquors specializes in lower end products and will not have the same awesome closeout deals which drew me into Big Top/Sid’s over the years. It is a sad time in the wine scene in Minneapolis & St. Paul.
The Sid’s Discount Liquors in Bloomington will probably change over to another Merwin Liquors by Valentine’s Day. The Big Top Liquors in Eagan will be changing hands very soon too but not certain who is taking the location over.
Looking at Merwin’s main website page shows the following wines and spirits: Smirnoff, Chloe, Dark Horse, Barefoot and more.
The St. Paul store will remain open as Big Top and that is why you still saw the Tuesday Dash this week. One of the managers believes that they will remain open for quite some time.
Spend your gift cards if you have them.
This is a very sad day in the wine scene in our town as Sid’s/Big Top did not have wines I would buy off the shelf but made up for it in the closeout bin section. I will never match the $7.00 pricing of the 2007 Joh. Jos. Prum wines.