Merchant’s Fine Wine in Dearborn to close

, Detroit Free Press. Published 7:07 p.m. ET June 24, 2020.

Wine has been part of John Lossia’s career for 50 years. But it’s time to retire. 

Merchant’s Fine Wine store in Dearborn is closing.

“Retirement is a good thing because everyone deserves to have a retirement and enjoy,” Lossia said. 

Merchant’s Fine Wine, according to its website, was founded in 1994. Located on Michigan Avenue, the store is well known for its extensive wines, spirits, specialty foods, cheeses, olive oils, craft beers and gourmet foods.

Lossia was one of the founders of Merchant of Vino stores along with Ed and John Jonna. The first Merchant of Vino store opened in Troy in 1975.

Several other Merchant of Vino stores followed, including in Southfield and Birmingham. The chain was later sold to Whole Foods Market, along with the name, in 1997. 

Lossia and his wife, Gail, expect to close the Merchant’s store at 22250 Michigan Avenue in mid-July.

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Merchant’s Fine Wine in Dearborn is closing in mid-July.

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