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Wine And Spirits Delivery Company Thirstie Expands To Chicago And Los Angeles

May 9, 2014

Less than three months after it debuted in New York, wine and spirits delivery service Thirstie is expanding this month to Chicago and Los Angeles. As in New York, Thirstie is promising deliveries via its own web site and both iOS and Android apps within an hour of an order being placed.

But prices have changed: instead of the free delivery concept in New York Thirstie—a brand formally owned by Digital Liquor Delivery LLC—is charging a $5 delivery fee in Chicago and an average $15 in Los Angeles.

Thirstie Founder and CEO Devaraj Southworth told SND service will expand to Connecticut by the end of the month and to various towns in New Jersey by summer. “By year-end, we intend to be in at least 10 markets,” Southworth said. “We’re also seeking expansion in the mid-south and the southeast.” He acknowledges that competitors will continue to crowd into many of his markets. “On-demand delivery is exploding right now,” he observed.

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