Openings and Closings

The "Good Life" Gets Better in Lake Worth

Local oenophiles, grazers, and jazz lovers will all have a new headquarters come December 11, when Lake Worth's Dolce Vita wine shop expects to move from its tiny downtown J Street location to larger, grander quarters around the block, taking over the building formerly home to yoga studio-veggie café Soma Center. 

The move to 609 Lake Ave. is intended to coincide with the city's annual Christmas parade and will precede by a week a planned grand opening celebration, says Dolce Vita's Asher White.  

With triple the space of the current location, White intends to 

double his current stock of 150 wines, adding boutique labels from

around the world and fleshing out the shop's already diverse selection.

Also in the mix: expanded Friday evening winetastings. 

A menu

of hot and cold tapas is in the works, mostly lighter fare like cheeses,

olives, soups, salads, and a handful of appetizer-type dishes. Some of

the vegetarian-vegan dishes on the menu of the old Soma will also be

available to lure back some of its former patrons. 

And for

lovers of what musicologists have dubbed "America's classical music,"

Saturday evenings will feature performances by the Alex Bach Jazz Trio,

with solo performers playing during the week. The idea, White says, is

to create a space that is "very relaxing for everybody" and offers "a

little something this town doesn't have." 

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