For a long time, residents in the Playland area of Rockaway Beach had to travel a distance to buy a bottle of wine to take to a party or enjoy with dinner. Happily, things have now improved with the opening of Rock Jetty Wine & Spirits, located at 97- 10 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, just a few doors down from the well-known Tap & Grill restaurant. Proprietor Michael Patti, his family, staff and partners have included an artistically designed beach scene on the sign outside of the store. Inside, classic moldings decorate the shelving and hanging light fixtures illuminate the selections, showing the proprietors’ attention to details that will please customers. Rock Jetty is a pleasant place to stop in and browse the wine and spirits selections. The owners are in the process of improving more than just their storefront—they have already gathered signatures from businesses and homeowners in the area to request that several street trees be planted to beautify their block. All are welcome to stop by this nicely renovated new establishment for a visit. Hours are 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. — 11 p.m., and Sunday from 12 noon to 10 p.m. Rock Jetty’s telephone number is 718-634-0440.