It seems like most of that building there at 443 Yuyuan Lu is going, going, gone, as Yuyuan Lu undergoes a flurry of renovation. Wine Connection closed down last November, while the bay next to it has been sitting empty for more than a year now.
Here's what our coffee correspondent, Anna Solovyeva, had to say about the closing:
"It's not the end of the world but it surely is a blow for old timey (like, 7 years ago) coffee connoisseurs of Shanghai and Instagram lovers. 433 Yuyuan was THE address for good coffee in 2012, when very few people did specialty coffee. Since then, Seesaw spread all over the city and there are now plenty of specialty coffee shops, but it is a tiny piece of city history gone. As it happens."