Walking into this wine bar is like being transported to another place and time. In addition to great wine and attentive service, this bar prides itself on its enchanting ambiance. Deep reds and blues are accented with ornate chandeliers, wall sconces, and oil paintings. It’s easy to lose yourself as you sink into an over-sized sofa while sipping pinot and listening to a jazz trio. Located at a high-traffic intersection in the affluent Washington Heights, just west of downtown, Absolve draws a loyal following of regulars from the local white-collar earners. This 6+ year-old lounge offers a wide variety of wine, champagne, and craft beers, in addition to appetizers and pizzas. The management and staff are impeccably trained to offer a quality experience to everyone from the most seasoned wine aficionado to the beginner who is just starting to discover their palate. The owner is currently operating completely absentee. This business needed a full-time, experienced owner-operator to take over and dedicate their efforts to improving the top line.

The seller started this enterprise in 2009. He also owns several other larger businesses and felt that he needed to sell in order to make sure the wine bar continued to be well managed.

The business was sold within nine months of going to market.

Ryan DeGennaro listed and sold the business.