Liquor sales begin; Malt beverages hit the shelves in Stanford

Malt beverages have hit some shelves in Stanford, now that a few local businesses have been approved to sell.

According to Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Administrator Barry Allen, two businesses in Stanford have been approved for malt beverage package licenses. FiveStar convenience store in Stanford was the first to obtain a malt beverage license, Allen said.

The Stanford Food Mart & Donut Shop, located at 720 Miller Street in Stanford, was next to apply for and receive a license. The store began selling malt beverages on March 10.

Allen said before a store can begin selling alcoholic beverages, or even apply for a license, it must first publish a public notice in The Interior Journal declaring the intention to apply for a license, and what kind of license the business plans to request.

“Those are the only two who have been approved by the state and approved locally – because both state and local licenses have to be approved – and right now, that’s all we have selling is those two right there,” Allen said.

The following businesses have published their intent to apply for alcohol licenses in The Interior Journal:

• Dollar General Store No. 2909, located at 906 Danville Ave., published its intent to apply for non-quota Retail Malt Beverage Package licenses in the Jan. 21 edition of The Interior Journal;

• Lincoln Liquors LLC declared its intention to apply for a non-quota Retail Malt Beverage Package and a Quota Retail Package license in the Jan. 21 edition of The Interior Journal;

• Fivestar #9865, located at 815 U.S. 27 N, published its intent to apply for a NQ Retail Malt Beverage Package license in the Jan. 21 edition of the newspaper;

• Stanford Food Mart and Donut Shop, located at 720 Miller Street in Stanford, declared its intent to apply for a NQ Retail Malt Beverage Package license in the Jan. 21 edition of the newspaper;

• “Amy Inc dba R&R Wilderness Market Place”, located at 30 Frontier Blvd., published its intent to apply for a NQ Retail Malt Beverage Package License no later than Jan. 25 in the Jan. 28 edition of The Interior Journal;

• Torres Mexican Steakhouse, located at 119 Metker Trail, posted its intent to apply for a NQ2 Retail Drink License in the Jan. 28 edition of The Interior Journal;

• Bluebird Cafe, located at 202 W. Main St., published its intent to apply for a Non-Quota 2 Retail Drink license in the Jan. 28 edition of the newspaper;

• “Cerulean at the Bluebird, LLC, doing business as Cerulean Catering, located at 204 W. Main Street, published its intent to apply for a Caterer’s License in the Jan. 28 edition of The Interior Journal;

• DJ Gasoline doing business as Hwy. 27 Food Mart declared its intent to apply for a NQ Retail Malt Beverage license in the Feb. 11 edition of the newspaper;

• Main Street Valero, located at 302 E. Main Street, posted its intent to apply for a NQ Retail Malt Beverage Package License in the Feb. 18 edition of The Interior Journal;

• Wal-Mart Store #825, located at 1283 U.S. Hwy. 27 N in Stanford posted its public notice March 11, stating its intent to apply for a NQ (non-quota) Retail Malt Beverage Package license in the March 11 edition of the newspaper.

State law allows any person, association, corporation or body politic to protest the granting of the licenses by writing the Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control within 30 days of the date of the legal publication.