France 44 expanding

The owners of France 44, a liquor store at 4351 France Ave., have decided to expand their wine and spirits selection by taking over the space that currently houses Café 44, a restaurant and gourmet foods shop.

According to a statement from France 44, the expansion will allow the store to increase its wine selection, double the number of beers offered, create a new organic and biodynamic wine section, upgrade the glassware assortment, and increase space for sampling bars.

Café 44 officially closed on Dec. 10, though catering and gift basket sales and the usage of gift cards will continue. For more information visit