Martin Wine Cellar marks 25 years in Metairie on Thursday (Nov. 20)

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By David Lee Simmons, | The Times-Picayune 
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on November 19, 2014 at 2:54 PM, updated November 19, 2014 at 2:57 PM


Hope Martin was almost at a loss for words in trying to put a finger on the value of Martin Wine Cellar‘s 25 years at its Metairie location. Maybe that’s because the marketing and project manager for the company, and daughter of owner Cedric Martin, isn’t that much older than the store itself.

Where to begin? Its value as a key business fixture on Veterans Memorial Boulevard, or its value as one of the city’s go-to spots for wine, gourmet and eventually gourmet-to-go food?