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Tiny Wine Shop, Garden Party kiosk add a touch of Europe to Hampden's Rotunda

Tiny Wine Shop, Garden Party kiosk add a touch of Europe to Hampden's Rotunda

As Hampden’s Rotunda was redeveloped, the mixed-use property was bursting with amenities. The only thing missing, some said, was a liquor store.

That changed on Wednesday, when the appropriately named Tiny Wine Shop opened in a standalone kiosk near the Xfinity store at the Rotunda. At 165 square feet, it’s a minuscule operation.

“It’s probably the tiniest wine shop in the world,” co-owner Bill Irvin said with a laugh.

Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, Tiny Wine Shop sells a variety of wines ($9-$14 per bottle) imported from Europe, Irvin said, and will add a selection of beer (local producers such as Monument City Brewing Co. and Union Craft Brewing Co., along with...

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