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Plans for New Wine and Spirits Store to be Reviewed Tonight

The Newtown Borough Planning Commission will review plans for a new state wine and spirits store at its meeting tonight.

Plans for a renovated state wine and spirits store will be reviewed tonight by the Newtown Borough Planning Commission. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Borough Hall.

Developer Allan Smith, who owns the current state store property on Centre Avenue, is seeking to relocate the store to a building on South State Street.

The proposal features a three-story building that would be constructed adjacent to the Sedia house at South State and Penn streets. The proposal would feature the state store on the ground level and residential units above.

The Borough Planning Commission reviewed Smith's plans in November but tabled final approval so the applicant could make some recommended changes.

According to officials, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, which leases the space from Smith, is pushing to update its stores so they are larger and more customer-friendly.  

Smith told borough officials at a meeting last year that the interior of the new state store would be identical to the one that recently opened in New Hope.

Jordan January 07, 2013 at 01:07 PM
Which one is the Sedia house? I don't know if I like this idea if it disrupts anything at South State and Penn Street. That's a nice corner as it currently stands.
Kara Seymour January 07, 2013 at 01:19 PM
It's the reddish/organish house next to the old Stockburger dealership on S State
Barbara January 07, 2013 at 02:20 PM
Corner of State and Penn Streets.
Jordan January 07, 2013 at 02:35 PM
That seems like a historic house -- is it being built next to it, or is it being knocked down?
Kara Seymour January 07, 2013 at 02:39 PM
The house will not be knocked down. It is a historic house and will be protect. The building is being built next to it.
Becky January 07, 2013 at 04:16 PM
"Organish"? "will be protect"? Is there a proof-reader in the house? :)
Jordan January 07, 2013 at 04:17 PM
Great, thanks for the details!
Kara Seymour January 07, 2013 at 04:22 PM
Becky, this is the comments portion of the article so it's a bit informal. Please excuse the typos but in general, no I do not proofread the comments. Again sorry for my previous typos it was an oversight.
The Illuminati January 07, 2013 at 04:54 PM
Geez...tough crowd. I forgot perfection was a requirement to post on the Newtown patch.
Del Ham January 07, 2013 at 06:36 PM
Obviously they will not knock down a historic house.
Jordan January 07, 2013 at 06:47 PM
Thanks for that wonderful analysis not backed by anything, Del Ham.
Kara Seymour January 07, 2013 at 06:50 PM
Perfection definitely NOT a requirement! Just an opinion and an interest in your local community! :)
darlene January 07, 2013 at 11:30 PM
I would think putting it in one of the shopping centers would be a good move. We get so many out of towners looking for wine at the Acme, and sometimes it's hard to direct them to the current location. Not to mention, it would make it easier on shoppers who want to get all the stops in at once. Just a thought :)
R U guessing ? January 08, 2013 at 12:32 AM
U B fine, Kara
R U guessing ? January 08, 2013 at 12:35 AM
This is not SCHOOL, get UR point across, who cares about spelling, on a comment portion of a news report. Just get the facts right, thats all that matters !

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