1128 W Armitage  -  -  773-935-1325
Farewell from John & Erica:
ThePoisonCup started as one of those "what if" conversations walking home from Millennium Park after one too many bottles of wine. It was only our third or fourth date, but the idea was just too intriguing. Fueled by Erica's passion for wine and John's desire to impress the girl, a business plan was drafted and ThePoisonCup became our reality.

As the song goes, "If love Is a poison cup then drink it up." Drink it up we did and we enjoyed every minute of it. After five and a half wonderful and exciting years, we are moving on to our next life chapter. We truly are going to miss this wonderful neighborhood and all of the friends we have made over the years.

But fear not... We are happy to announce that ThePoisonCup was sold to a group who has some very exciting plans for the space. ThePoisonCup's last day will be tomorrow, Saturday, August 30th.  From there the location will be closed for a period of three or so weeks while the transition to Ezra's takes place. Look for the same great wine and beer selection along with the addition of artisan distilled spirits. We could not be happier with the way things have turned out and assure you that Armitage is in good hands.

One Last Toast:
The last shopping day for ThePoisonCup will be Saturday, August 30th and we promise to have something fun open from 3-5pm.

In the meantime:
Not sure how the rest of the book reads for us, but TPC rests in the cellar for now. It just might be dusted off in a neighborhood near you down the road so keep an eye out and an ear open. If you have any questions about the transition, please reach out to me directly,

In addition to selling the business, we are moving and as such we will be losing the services of our wonderful nanny, Hilshy Utrilla. If you or anyone you know is in need of a Nanny, Hilshy is the best. She has been wonderfully accommodating to our hectic schedules. We could not have asked for a better caretaker for our precious daughter. She can be reached directly by phone or by email. 773-807-3923 or