Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Last year Needham, MA voted to allow retail wine sales for the first time. According to this article in the Boston Globe, on February 2nd, 2013 public hearings will be held to determine which of 10 applications will be granted licenses. Up to 6 will be approved.
Looking through the list we see a number of familiar names with stores in other locations in the Boston area. Here is the list of locations and applicants:
- These 3 are long standing Massachusetts retailers with multiple locations
65 Crawford Street, Bin Ends, John Hafferty
- These 2 are newer retailers with 1 or 2 existing locations
- Part of a recently expanded farmers market/grocery store
1013 Great Plain Avenue, Needham Center Wine & Spirits, Christopher Lianos
50 Central Avenue, Panella's Market & Deli, Jeffrey Panella
- I'm not familiar with these - anybody else?
And leave a comment if you're familiar with these and can shed some light on what kind of store they're likely to operate.
Thanks for your thoughts!