BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The high end clientele at Neiman Marcus in Copley Place will soon get to enjoy an alcoholic beverage or two while they shop.
According to a report from the Universal Hub, the Boston Licensing Board approved the luxury retailer's plans to offer beer and wine to its customers at its Back Bay location, using a license it bought from a Brighton noodle restaurant.
The store will add two lounges, one on the first floor and one on the second, where it will sell the beer and wine, as well as offer complimentary snacks.
"I spend enough time in Europe where Harrods, everywhere in Europe, they have that type of thing," one shopper told WBZ NewsRadio Thursday. "We’re an international city, so I think we have to embrace that."
"A couple of drinks can maybe loosen up some wallets," another customer suggested. "If people want to have a glass of wine or champagne when they’re shopping, so be it."
The Universal Hub reported that store attorney Tyler Henseler reassured the Neiman Marcus board that the lounges will not become havens for "college-age kids or other rowdy customers causing any kind of disturbance."
WBZ's Madison Rogers (@MadisonWBZ) reports.