Tequila, Craft Beer Emporium Planned for Arts District

A  A 7,081-square-foot booze emporium called Ramirez Central is planned for   Fifth and Alameda. 

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – Fans of craft beers, fine tequilas, spirits and cigars could have a place to get it all just in time for the next St. Patrick’s Day.

A 7,081-square-foot booze emporium called Ramirez Central is scheduled to open at Fifth and Alameda streets by as early as March.

It would be the second location for Ramirez Liquor, a family runs business that has operated for 17 years on Soto Street in Boyle Heights.

The new place, which will be four times the size of the original store, will sell craft beers, more than 750 types of tequilas  and mescal, wine, spirits, specialty sodas, glassware and even beer-related apparel.

The sort of mom-and-pop version of Bev Mo will also hold an approximately 500-square-foot area for wine and beer tasting, as well as a cigar humidor. The project is in the entitlement process, and on the Ramirez Liquor website store officials are asking people to help out by writing a letter of support. You know what to do next.

At ramirezliquor.com.