(WEIS)-In the Monday evening Leesburg Town Council Meeting, it was approved for a locally owned liquor store to open in the town.
Steven Kirkpatrick and his business partner, Blake have come up with a plan to open “Leesburg Liquors” in the old 3,000 sq. ft. old Subway building next to Langley Fitness and J & Co. Salon in Leesburg. They expressed that there is not a liquor store on this side of the lake and it would be convenient for residents, as well as those visiting Pirate's Bay and Chesnut Bay. They understand that beer is already sold here in a couple of locations, but there is not a big selection in town. Local brewery beers, as well as local wines and spirits made in the state of Alabama are what will be included in the $75,000 inventory.
Kirkpatrick stated that they would be open 5 days a week, Tuesday through Saturday, and closed on Sunday and Monday. Hours of operation would run 11:00am and 11:00pm. Blake stated that they were excited to give back to the local and state economy through alcohol and sales tax. “This side of the lake has developed out quite a bit and there is new construction everywhere.” Kirkpatrick said.
Leesburg Mayor, Brandy Pierce stated that it would be less likely to have a drink to get back home if you purchased here locally. This would make it safer for those that live closer.
The store is projected to bring in between $300,000 and $500,000 a year in revenue.