Cumberland Farms, Amherst
Perhaps the busiest convenience store in Amherst is about to get even busier. The Cumberland Farms on College Street (Rt 9) has filed for a Wine & Malt off premises alcohol license--meaning beer and wine to go.
The town currently has 8 such licenses in this category allowed by law and only two are currently taken, so it's pretty much a slam dunk the Select Board, who are also the town liquor commissioners, will approve the $1,500 license.
A new law that went into effect January 1st allows individuals or corporations to own up to 5 of these permits in the state when previously the limit was only three. Cumberland Farms will also have to pay the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission $5,000 for the privilege.
Yes, everybody--from the state on down--ferments money from alcohol.
Spirit Haus, celebrating 40 years. Right across the street.