Sam's Wines and Spirits Team Return With Chicago Evolution Outpost

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Brian Rosen and Fred Rosen, the team behind the iconic Sam's Wines and Spirits return to Chicago with Evolution Wines & Spirits, opening October 28.

We will carry the Top 3000 items that we ever sold. This is what the consumer is calling for

Evolution Wines & Spirits, a Chicago based retail wine, spirit, and craft beer store is opening it’s 3rd retail store in Chicago’s historic Bucktown neighborhood. Evolution COO, Brian Rosen, is the former CEO of Sam’s Wines and Spirits, a Chicago mecca for alcohol beverages from 1946-2007.

In developing Evolution, CEO Richard Salberg, decided on two main criteria. One, have the best service, selection and knowledge available and two, take the top 3000 products that Sam’s sold and put them under one roof. The Chicago Evolution store is unique in that Fred Rosen will be at the helm, bringing his 50 years of experience and passion to the space. Fred is a legend in the national alcohol beverage business and adored by legions of Chicago libation lovers.

Evolution operates successful stores in Northbrook and Peoria, Illinois. Chicago will mark the third store for Salberg and Rosen in only nine months.

"Not a day goes by that a Chicagoan does not approach the team and lament the selling of Sam's. Sam's was a staple in Chicago, the same as Wrigley Field, we have been asked numerous times to bring back our retail team. We have done that with Evolution, as much for Chicago as for ourselves," states the elder Rosen.


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