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From the February 2012 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

On January 23, an eagle-eyed local tweeter spotted the Pearson’s Wine & Spirits parking lot at 2430 Wisconsin Ave. listed for sale at $3.999 million—a whopping sum, considering that the JP’s building offered at $2.4 million is on the same block. We dried our tears at the thought of losing the commercial strip’s last open pedestrian cut-through and called Pearson’s owner David Choi to ask what was up.

“We’re not selling it,” Choi told us. Rather, in order to get a sense of the property’s retail market value, he listed the lot to see what sort of offers come back, a standard method of evaluating one-of-a-kind real estate. Barring an offer that can’t be refused, he says, the lot will remain with Pearson’s.

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From the September 2009 Glover Park Gazette:

Pearson’s at 2436 Wisconsin Avenue recently welcomed new owners: the husband-and-wife team of David and Helen Choi bought the venerable liquor store and retained all of the store’s employees. Wrote outgoing co-owner Steve Silver in his popular newsletter, “They are everything we were when we started out: young, energetic, outgoing, enthusiastic, serious … and nervous. Most importantly, the are in love with wine.”

Helen Choi confirms this assessment, adding that she and her husband “don’t plan big changes” in the wine department.

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