So Long, Winly, We Hardly Knew Ye

We thought something was up when the plastic sheeting went up, covering the windows a couple weeks ago.

The frayed and disappearing banner didn’t provide much hope.

The “For Lease” and “Sorry We’re Closed” signs made it obvious, though. It would appear Winly Cash & Carry will be no longer.

We’ve been surprised before, but all signs point to it being closed. Perhaps Paldo Market, 7-11, Plaid Pantry, Foster Market, the soon-to-be Bread & Roses Market, and nearby WinCo and Kaah Market meant Winly was never long for this world.

It was fun while it lasted.

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8 Responses to So Long, Winly, We Hardly Knew Ye

  1. Adam Herstein says:

    The land that Winly is on is zoned CM2 in the comp plan – it would be nice to get some sidewalk-fronting mixed-use development there instead of a parking lot that breaks up the urban form.

    • Agreed. Uderused and car-centric lots like these are almost as damaging to Foster’s aesthetic and urban form than some of the vacant and dilapidated buildings that pepper the corridor.

  2. Rebecca says:

    I thought Paldo was closed too. I know that someone has already bought the building to open a brewery– they were having trouble getting the owners of Paldo to move out after the sale went through.

    • I wandered in there about three months ago. It was dead, but open.

      Now about this brewery. Do tell…

      • Rebecca says:

        The new owner was at the FABA meeting a couple months ago. He had been trying to buy the building for a year. They finally got a deal done but the owners of Paldo weren’t moving out. I am not sure about the details.

        All I know is that I asked him if it would (or could) be like Z Haus or Laurelwood with a kids area, and he said they wouldn’t be that kind of brewery. It would be more of a loud music, bands, kick ass kind of brewery. It sounds awesome, even if I can’t bring my kids.
        Fingers crossed!

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  4. Susan says:

    LOUD BANDS! Yesssss.

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