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Around the corner from McCarren Park in Greenpoint Brooklyn, California 88 wine bar will provide a refined yet unpretentious neighborhood space to meet friends, have a drink and learn about wine. The arrival of California 88 wine bar announces a heretofore unseen concept to New Yorkers: an exclusively California wine program with every bottle available by the taste or the glass. Patrons will also enjoy organic, locally sourced small plates, charcuterie and cheeses and a curated retail selection of California-made goods.

The New York area’s only wine bar dedicated exclusively to California wines
Rare wine program to offer 100% of wines for tasting, by the glass or bottle
Dynamic space designed by award-winning Kimberly Ackert Architecture
Owner co-founded WineDirect, the largest e-commerce platform in the wine industry, and the entire team has highly publicized food, wine and hospitality experience
This investment is secured by a blanket lien on all assets of the business

Investment Highlights

IssuerCalifornia 88, LLC
Type of Offering Regulation Crowdfunding
Type of SecuritiesRevenue Sharing Note
Multiple 1.5x
Revenue Sharing Percentage 7.25%
Maturity 48 months
Offered ByNextSeed US LLC


Coast and Valley (formerly California 88)
Jun 29, 2018

Hiring Team Members

We recently brought on Director of Communications, Blake Mackay, who will help head up the PR efforts and ongoing communications strategy for California 88. Blake has an impressive resume and has worked with some of the best in food & beverage (including Atelier Crenn, April Bloomfield, Botanica, Otway, and many others). She is well-loved by all who work with her. We feel super fortunate to have her on the team!

We’re also in the midst of hiring a marketing/branding team to help us flesh out our marketing and social media strategy for the launch. And we’re selecting the interior design color palette and finishes with our designer Lisa Boone.

Our anticipated opening is in Fall 2018. The cause of the delay is just the complexity of NYC building code, and our expediter had requested a few changes to our HVAC and exhaust system. In addition, the landlord has been and is out of the country until 7/9 so application won’t be submitted until he returns in a week and half.

We look forward to giving you even more updates in the weeks to come!