Montgomery County’s Alcohol Beverages Services will open a spirits-solely retailer in Poolesville, designed to retain clients within the space for a pair of shops promoting beer and wine. The shop is predicted to reach within the Village Shopping Center at 19710-D Fisher Ave. in late 2019. Will probably be Fisher Avenue, the identical avenue as Village Beer & Wine and Poolesville Beer Wine & Cheese.
The ABS outlet will promote spirits strictly to retain clients within the Poolesville space for the two present retailers, each of whom have misplaced business resulting from their choice. Massie has heard complaints from citizens about accessibility to merchandise and from licensees about struggling to maintain clients from going to full-service county places.
The Poolesville retailer won’t be the last spirits-solely spot within the county, as Massie is working with its actual property agent to discover different underserved areas that might profit from this sort of addition.
The proprietor of Village Beer & Wine declined to share his title; however, stated the addition of a spirits-only retailer would assist enterprise. “We’re glad it’s coming,” he stated. The proprietor of Poolesville Beer Wine & Cheese couldn’t be reached for remark, and an employee declined to debate the new retailer.
The county outlet is on the monitor to open earlier than Christmas, so long as work may be accomplished by the Nov. 1 cutoff date set by the county, Massie stated. The lease has been agreed upon. It’s now as much as the contractors to finish the undertaking earlier than the spirits business picks up in the course of the vacation months.
“We’re pushing as laborious as we will to get it in earlier than Christmas, as a result of; clearly, we wish the enterprise, and we wish the people of Poolseville to have the accessibility,” Massie mentioned. The shop will open in January if the building isn’t accomplished by November.