Harlem Residents Unhappy With ‘Ghetto’ Liquor Store

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A new shop on 119th Street and Lenox Avenue isn't quite the wine bar some vocal residents had in mind. "I don't like to use the word ghetto, but that's what it is," said the president of a local community association. "The signage should match the tasteful cloth canopies used by other stores such as Ristorante Settepani," she added. An employee of "Wine & Liquor" said the neon sign was actually handcrafted and cost $4,500. There's no accounting for taste, they say.