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Inside Happy Cork: The Black-Owned Brooklyn Shop Giving Black Wine And Spirit Brands A Home


As Brooklyn native Jay Z said, “Over here we measure success by how many people successful next to you.” That could also be said for Brooklyn resident Sunshine Foss and her husband Remo.


The Foss’ are the proud owners of Happy Cork, a wine and spirit store that features Black and minority-owned brands while giving them a home when other stores may not.


As a former designer who eventually moved into real estate, Sunshine and her husband acquired the Happy Cork space back in 2016. The couple agreed that if they couldn’t find someone to take on the commercial lease by 2018, they would turn it into their own wine and spirit shop.