HARRISON, N.Y. - The week before New Year's Day has been typically slow and low-key around Harrison, with some exceptions. The cash register inside one of the town's newest stores, Harrison Wine Vault , has been one of those exceptions.
Co-owners Anthony and Carly D'Arpino said they have seen an increased interest in the Wine Vault throughout the holiday season with the new year being a big attraction for new customers.
"For people who typically don't shop here, this is the time they come out," Anthony D'Arpino said. "This is our peak season."
D'Arpino said the Wine Vault prepped accordingly for the holiday rush, stocking shelves with champagne and wine. Since the Thanksgiving holiday, he said locals have been diving into the different varieties available.
"We really beefed up," D'Arpino said. "And so far, people have responded well to us."
Popular items being taken off the shelves for New Year's Eve have included various sparkling wines and champagnes, D'Arpino said. And though the store's shelves took a healthy beating over last week's holiday, the co-owner said there was still more than enough to stock up anyone's New Year's Eve bash.
The Harrison Wine Vault will boast a slightly larger staff for the holiday rush and will remain open until 9 p.m. for the later half of the week. The weekend will also include tastings of four to six wines at the store's featured bar from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The Harrison Wine Vault came into Harrison last September at its 289 Halstead Ave. location, transforming the insides of its location into a multi-floor display of various drink options. Anthony D'Arpino, a 10-year industry veteran, said the town has been welcoming and pleasant since his move.
"Overall, it's been great and people have really responded," D'Arpino said. "We're happy to be here."
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