After 17 years of slinging glasses of wine in Addison, Mercy Wine Bar will close its doors for good.
Like the other Dallas restaurants that have closed their doors over the past several weeks, Mercy Wine Bar’s owners attributed its departure to the COVID-19 pandemic in a video posted to Facebook on Wednesday. Mercy Wine Bar has become one of the unfortunate victims of the COVID-19 virus,” said co-owner Glen Agritelley. In the video, Agritelley also cited other issues with the space in the Village on the Parkway development, including parking and construction woes.
Scope out the full video statement from Agritelley and co-owner Vincent Havard below:
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All our Mercy friends and family, this is an annoucement we hoped we would never have to make but we never dreamed a pandemic would shut us down. This decision was not taken lightly without lots of work and analysis trying to find ways to make it work. It just is not possible. We have to reflect back and savor every great time and memory created then look forward. Mercy continues as Mercy Bar & Lounge at the Music Factory in Irving. Everything you love about Mercy and more. Vincent and I look forward to greeting you there and welcoming you to our new home.Posted by Mercy Wine Bar on Wednesday, May 27, 2020
“This decision was not taken lightly without lots of work and analysis trying to find ways to make it work. It just is not possible,” a post to the bar’s Facebook page reads. “We have to reflect back and savor every great time and memory created, then look forward.”
For fans of Mercy Wine Bar, its sister spot Mercy Bar and Lounge lives on in Irving’s Toyota Music Factory development. Unlike the Addison outpost, this location, which opened in late 2019, boasts a full bar.