Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Gas, Bread, and Wine

 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.


Anonymous said...

I'll stick to Spirit Haus

LarryK said...

Most will.

1952 said...

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