by Sally Mitani
With shelves picked clean, Bello Vino Marketplace closed its doors on January 8, a week ahead of the schedule it had announced shortly before Christmas.
“It actually wasn’t Pfizer,” says Jennifer Ferris, disputing the conventional wisdom that the closing of the nearby research lab killed the fancy food and wine store. Ferris, company vice-president (and daughter of owner Louis Ferris), acknowledges that “Pfizer had an effect on us—more than we originally anticipated—but then there was a gap.”
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