Bibber & Bell Wine and Spirits
Growing up I always wanted to be a chef. I got my first job in a restaurant as a dishwasher when I was 13. I believed that being a chef was about apprenticeship and working your way up. By the time I was 17, I was offered a Sous Chef position at the restaurant I was working in, so I dropped out of high school to pursue my dream. A few years later after working for the wrong people, I started to burn out. I decided to try working in the dining room and again worked my way up from busboy to floor manager. That’s where I fell in love with wine. Not just drinking it, but learning the stories and meeting the people behind these wines that I loved. I feel so lucky that my wife and I are able to set the example for our two kids that you can make a living doing something that you are truly passionate about.
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More about this loan
Bibber & Bell is a small, family run, neighborhood wine store in Williamsburg Brooklyn. We focus on wines made by small production, family run wineries who work as naturally as possible. Everything on our shelves is at the very least sustainably farmed, but in most cases, certified organic or biodynamic. We do endless research to find the most unique and well priced bottles available to curate a special selection for our growing community of regulars.
What is the purpose of this loan?
This loan will literally put more wine on the shelves as we prepare for the fall and holiday season. It’s our busiest time of year. $10,000 of new inventory will translate into $60,000 of increased sales and give us the annual boost we need to carry us through the year. We see solid steady growth each year, and this $10,000 increase in inventory will be just the boost we need to grow our business and better serve our community.
Years in operation: 3 years – 5 years