Look out, Culver City–there’s a new liquor store in town. Opened just last month, Hi-Lo Liquor Market is unlike any other liquor market you may have ever been to. You’ll be blown away by the selection of beverages, many of which were made in California. And you’ll be pleased with the other snacks and goodies to complement said beverages. Our team was fortunate to visit their grand open house and mingle with co-founders Talmadge Lowe and Christopher Harris. Below, Tal answers a few of our questions, so keep reading to learn more about their story!
Amber Events: Describe Hi-Lo in just three words.
Talmadge Lowe: I’ll give you two: accessible sophistication.
AE: What’s the story behind the name ‘Hi-Lo?’
TL: We wanted something short and memorable that sounds like a convenience store, but we also wanted it to be representative of what we will carry. For example, we will have “low brow” beer and spirits like Budweiser and Jack Daniels – items you can get anywhere and don’t necessarily evoke the sprit of craft or sophistication as brands. But we also wanted to carry “high brow” beers and spirits and Beechwood Brewery (local and doing really crafty things with beer) and Mulholland Spirits (brand new, hard-to-find distillers from L. A.). So Hi-Lo is a playful way of saying we have something for everyone.