Unending road construction has taken another toll on wine in the area around Biscayne Boulevard. After 1 ½ years of construction on NE Second Ave. in Miami Shores, Sandra Stefani is closing her wine shop and gourmet store, pictured here, at 9840 on that street.
“They just had me surrounded for too long,” she said.
Stefani’s popular restaurant, Casa Toscana, at 7001 Biscayne Blvd., remains open, and she will continue to hold cooking classes there, as well as wine dinners and educational wine classes. So she’s still very much in business.
And long-time customers who were buying favorite wines from her wine shop can still get them by calling her so she can get them from her distributor.
“I have customers who had been buying certain wines for years,” she says. “I’ll still take care of them.”