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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 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
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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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