How to Open a Liquor Store

Some of the fundamental requirements when it comes to opening a liquor store include: completing all paperwork, choosing what kind of store you want to set up (franchise, self-owned, or part of another store,) acquire a list of licensed liquor suppliers, and setting up security measures for your shop.

Liquor stores aren?t as easy to start like most other businesses.

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Surprisingly, before you can even sell one bottle of liquor on your premises, you have to deal with cases upon cases of paperwork. Yes, paperwork – meaning you have to do lots of legwork on your own. If it is feasible, you need to retain the services of a lawyer to help you work out some fundamental issues of this business like contracts and zoning issues.

Like all things legal, you need to inquire about the all federal laws, state laws, city laws and county restrictions, not to mention zoning laws in your vicinity. A good lawyer can save you a lot of time and effort when deciphering these laws, and he can point you in the right direction should zoning issues about your liquor store become problematic. You need to find out also when you can actually sell liquor to your patrons. Different states, cities and counties have different restrictions as to the time any liquor store in their jurisdiction can sell their products. Non-compliance to the laws is considered a criminal offense.

If hiring a lawyer is not an option as of yet, then at the very least, you have to research all about liquor restrictions via the Internet before actually investing time and money into the venture. However, it should be stressed that hiring the service of a competent lawyer is really necessary when you are opening your own liquor store. If all systems seem to be working in your favor, you then must acquire your licenses and permits for your business – and these should be prominently displayed in your store at all times.

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Your second option is choosing what kind of liquor store you actually want to set up. Establishing your own store under a name you have chosen for yourself is one option. Buying a franchise for an earlier established liquor store is another option. Setting up a part of a shop (say a small grocery store) with a few supplies of liquor is another option. Choosing from one of these three options is involves many things like budget, space and location, to name a few. One of the perks of buying a franchise is that the franchising office actually gives you a list of their liquor suppliers.

If however, you should decide to “wing it,” your next viable step is to get a list of suppliers for your liquor. This course of action also ends up with a pile of paperwork, and it would benefit you greatly to know all about alcohol beverage laws for retailers and licensee responsibilities. You cannot under any circumstance just buy liquor anywhere because there will periodic checks made by Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Agency. You also need to keep receipts from your sales and other invoices should the agents or police ask for them during these checks. Non-compliance to the Agency and its representatives can be considered as a misdemeanor.

You also have to consider the safety of your store personnel and the security of your liquor store. Liquor stores are, without a doubt, one of the most targeted stores for crime – you need to consider with utmost care on how you are to protect your investment. Installing high-tech gadgetry and posting security personnel in and around your store are options you may want to enforce, but vigilance is always the key to thwarting those who are most likely to attempt a hold-up or outright thievery.

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243 Comments

  • OSCAR C. said on April 20, 2008
    WOW THIS WAS REALLY IMFORMATIONAL THANKS
  • FRANK C. said on May 9, 2008
    Since the mid 80's liquor stores are near the bottom of the list for robberies. 70% of sales are debit/credit cards. Theft is another issue!
  • sheniqua. g said on October 13, 2008
    i think this was very helpful but i was wondering if the laws in new york different from other places
  • miguel said on October 15, 2008
    how do laws differ by states and how is that information available?
  • Ricky said on November 4, 2008
    Helpful article, but can you please suggest list of good lawyers who can advise us in best way! in Australia.
  • Elard said on November 11, 2008
    Could you please suggest list of good Lawyers in NYC? or someone has more info regarding open a liquor store in NYC? Thank you!
  • LIQUOR STORE OPENING said on December 14, 2008
    WANNA KNOW THE PROCEDURE AND THE VARIOUS LICENSES THAT NEEDS TO BE OBTAINED.
  • lamar b said on December 23, 2008
    This is great information for someone who is looking for the basics to get started. thanks
  • MJ said on January 15, 2009
    RUNNING A LIQUOR STORE IS HARD WORK....REMBER,THE MORE YOU BUY THE CHEAPER YOUR PRICES WILL BE.
  • Damian A D said on January 22, 2009
    This was definitely on head of my personal thoughts on opening a liquor store I've all ready started the process.
  • Guest said on January 23, 2009
    I am interested in starting a liquor store including wine from scratch, I found a location in a shopping center with a supermarket anchor, the market sells beer & wine. I have a source to buy a license, but after that I don't know whats up.
  • horten said on January 26, 2009
    I would like to have a liquor store in the area of fort Lauderdale or Pompano Beach and will be happy to buy it or start it.
  • Cristina beginner adviser said on January 30, 2009
    Q: Are the laws regarding opening a liquor store in New York different from that of other places?
    - One thing is for sure: you would need a license to operate a liquor store. Regarding actual selling, yes. For example, sale of beer in grocery stores is allowed, whereas wine and distilled spirits are not. In some states, these are all allowed for sale in grocery stores. Find the State specific norms before putting everything in a business plan.

    Q: Where can I obtain laws regarding operating a liquor business?
    - Since the sale of alcoholic beverages is a heavily regulated activity throughout the country, states have agencies that regulate how businesses conduct their trade. In New York, there is the State Liquor Authority.

    Towing Business Adviser

  • Max Jonerli said on February 2, 2009
    Before you open, make sure you have a good computerized cash register (pos system). A good one is about $3000 but you'll make it up in time with less inventory shrinkage, better employee management.
  • audley powell said on February 22, 2009
    my wife and i are considering into opening a liquor store and would like to know how we can go ahead by doing so.and what are the license do we need to obtain or manage this store.please contact me by email or call me on 07944996574 to let me know more. thank you
  • roland kao said on February 24, 2009
    Could you hep me with information and process, to open a liquor store? Thanks.
  • Bertrand Antoine said on March 2, 2009
    I need help with the process after acquiring liquor license in the state of Mississippi.
  • Guest said on April 5, 2009
    I am doing research on how to start a liquor store could you kindly assist me with my research. Kind Regards
  • Renee said on April 9, 2009
    My friend & I are looking at opening an Liquor store in a location that previously burned & the owner has chosen not to re-open. The location is FABULOUS & everything was re-built in the strip.
  • Abhishek said on April 13, 2009
    anyone want a partner in NY, NJ, WASHINGTON DC NEIGHBORHOOD? email: bachelor_g_u_y@yahoo.com
  • JUDY said on April 18, 2009
    IF SOMEONE KNOWS ABOUT ANY LIQUOR STORE FOR SALE, JUST CALL ME 3475569560.EMAIL:WWW.JDYSHAO@YAHOO.COM
  • mookie wilson said on May 9, 2009
    make sure you get a good point of sale system. these guys are pretty good, www.internationalpointofsale.com
  • deepak patel said on May 10, 2009
    call me on 255-784-227755, my name is deepak patel. Any good established franchised liquor store in new york for sale, i am willing to buy, on condition of showing three years audited accounts. thanking you in advance
  • Boozei said on May 13, 2009
    This is a great article to start with. I was wondering if you could post up some links to those relevant bodies to get all legworks done. Thanks!
  • Gary James said on May 27, 2009
    I need a list of suppliers for spirits, wine and beer in the Jacksonville, FL area. Any help is appreciated.
  • Patrick dorisca said on June 5, 2009
    I see that every one is asking for help which is the best thing to do i would like it if you all can help me with the most information as possible as far as the right lawyers, franchises who want to expand and laws in new york about alcohol sale.
  • david said on June 16, 2009
    I was trying to open a shop out here in the bronx. I have $20,000 to play with. Does anyone know if that's enough? 646.691.0678 dave
  • kyle said on June 17, 2009
    where is the best location for me to open a liquor store and how much the total will cost for opening it include the equipment.
  • David Heyward said on July 1, 2009
    Hi, i would like to know whats a reasonable cost to start up and what about Liquor license. whats the cost on that. Thanks Dave
  • Peter said on July 10, 2009
    Hi, I would like to know about terms for having lease for opening liquor store in New York. Can you please help me? Thanks
  • Michael G said on July 14, 2009
    I've located an existing liquor/Grocery store in Colorado for sale. I'd like to get some idea of a ratio of Liquor - Wine - Beer. Can you direct me to any web sites that can assist me in locating this level of detail. I've purchased existing businesses before but never a liquor operation. Thank you, Michael G
  • Van H. said on July 19, 2009
    Hi, I would like to open the liquor store in Santa Clara county California. please help me how to get a license and start it up. Thanks Van
  • David Z said on July 20, 2009
    I've begun tossing the idea of opening a liquor store up in the Northeast Ohio area near Canton. Any idea/tips/useful information, etc. would be a great help.
  • LDB said on July 21, 2009
    How would I go about obtaining a liquor license in Washington, DC?
  • Lena Pinchbeck said on July 24, 2009
    I am really wanting to start my own business i want to open up my own liquor store. and i need all the information i can get on i need to know everything about opening up my store i need to know how to get a grant to start. I want to open my store in Louisville Kentucky.
  • Jeannean said on July 27, 2009
    I would like to start a business and a liquor store is what i want to do as a young lady what steps do i need to take in starting one in the next 2 years and even have a chain of store one day. i want it to be big
  • James Bruns said on July 30, 2009
    For those looking to buy a liquor store, you can search for liquor stores for sale or any business by area on BizBuySell.com or Bizquest.com.

    For those asking about liquor licenses, go to your city government offices and request to fill out an application for a liquor license. These can be costly and can take some time to be approved/declined.

    Your best bet is to purchase an existing business instead of starting from scratch, that way the clientele is established and you don't have to mess around with a liquor license (it's already in place!).
  • Debbie Groh said on September 29, 2009
    I am trying to open a liquor store in Wisconsin and I am trying to find resources on how much it will cost to stock the store initially. I have a tight budget for opening and I want to make sure we have enough for everything.
  • Katina W. said on October 12, 2009
    I live in Tulsa, Ok. i'm interested in opening a retail liquor store and would like to know approx how much it will cost to start up...meaning how much will I need to spend on liquor to start
  • j. lewis said on November 11, 2009
    I would like info on startup for a liquor store, approx. amount needed, a marketing strategy to follow, and some criteria needed to get started. many other info would be greatly appreciated, thanks
  • dee said on November 12, 2009
    I need a carpenter or small construction guy to build a liquor store in Brooklyn, NY. how much would it cost me to design a shop and is there a list of people that handle that type of work.
  • Travis McKague said on November 16, 2009
    Hi I've always wanted to own my own liquor store in naples, florida. I'm 18 now and obviously I'm not old enough to peruse that but is there anything that I could do now to help make my dream a reality in the future? May be some type of schooling or something..any advice would be appreciated.
  • John said on November 17, 2009
    I thought about opening a liquor store and got a lot of info from the business license office. They said I would have to hire someone to survey where I wanted to open a store to make sure I wasn't close to any schools, churches, other stores.... I then would have to get other businesses to ok me to open my business (in writing) and then to get my business license I had to get it approved by city council. I also called one local supplier and the man I spoke with said I could start with a minimum of $100,000 but if I wanted to be competitive and successful that he would recommend starting with a minimum of $250,000. he also said I would have to use different supplier because there was only one supplier in town that could sell Jack Daniels and it wasn't them, and some only sold wine. He also suggested a few areas that would be better to open a store. He was very helpful. I learned a lot but never opened a store, mainly because of all the "red tape". But good luck to all of you who are successful in your endeavors!
  • R.Singh said on November 25, 2009
    I am from Woodbury, Minnesota, (County-Washington)
    Hi John, your information is very helpful, appreciated if you can provide (email) me the Local Supplier Name and Number & also have you any idea about the cost of surveyor? rsdahry@yahoo.co.in
  • Curtis Quow said on December 2, 2009
    Your knowledge on opening a liquor store was very informative, please email me some more information. I reside in Brooklyn, New York. Thank You
  • jo said on December 16, 2009
    I am wanting to start a wine, beer, liquor shop in St Louis, MO or Husotn/Dallas, TX. I have 100,000.00 cash with me and can get few more in few months. I wanted a partner or patron who can do this. I am an IT Professional and don't have time to manage it but wanted to start this. who can help me? josebo2009 at yahoo dot com is my electronic mail and you can contact me. If profitable, I can work any area(USA only)
  • Jennifer said on January 4, 2010
    I'm wanting to open a Liquor store near George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston, TX. There isn't one over there so I'm wondering if there are zoning laws for that part of Harris County? It would be a small Mom & Pop store, not a franchise.
  • Kenneth Lockett said on January 12, 2010
    I would like to open a liquor store in El Paso, Tx. I have some limited experience in running a store but no idea what it take to start a store from scratch. Is there a guideline somewhere that talks about stocking a store from scratch?
  • jeannine roe said on January 14, 2010
    My husband and i are interested in opening a store in marathon new york any comments are welcome.
  • Rae Latham said on January 16, 2010
    We had trouble at getting customers at first and then tried advertising. Location is really important. If you don't have a good location try running ads in your paper or radio or one of the new media things geared to liquor stores like Liquor Run Mobile. It's an iphone app that tells people how to find your store (www.liquorrunmobile.com). Helped us a lot.
  • Janice Johnson said on January 28, 2010
    Redford, MI United States. Thanks for posting everyone. Initial posting and all the responses were extremely informative. Can anyone tell me the general amount of time it would take to open a liquor store? Thanks
  • kieran hinds said on January 30, 2010
    I would like to open a liquor store in Austell or Marietta, Ga (COBB COUNTY). I have NO experience in running a store and no idea what it takes to start a store from scratch. Is there a guideline somewhere that talks about stocking a store from scratch? And requirements for permits?
  • sonja harden said on January 30, 2010
    i want to open a liquor shop in Orange Park, Fl
  • Julia Wendel said on February 4, 2010
    Thanks EVERYONE for your posts. We had a tough time at first, and every bit of info we can glean from the web is helping. This is a TON of work, but worth it. Everyone, make sure you are getting customers at first, that was more important for us than getting the liquor license, dealing with distributors etc. I agree with Rae L; Liquor Run Mobile is a great way to advertise. It's dirt cheap and they send us a report of how many people come to the store every week from the app. Go to their web site. other than that, we've had good luck with college newspapers. Our location sucks, so we have to advertise to make it happen. Julia & Randy
  • Ray said on February 8, 2010
    Hey Julia and Randy, can you send me your email..I would like to ask you some questions about your start up, I'm in the start up mode right now...could use some insight from someone who's recently been there.. Thanks, Ray
  • Peter Lee said on February 16, 2010
    Hello everyone, I have managed to operate the liquor store for almost 4 years. I've started from the ground up. I've leased the space in the shopping strip mall when it was just the beams and framing. First things first. Forget about vacation!!! You have to be in the store everyday. If you don't micromanage the store. You will not make it. The profit margins are low. In my city I've manged to make 30% profit margin average. This is high in the city. Most of other stores are only 20% in that. Why competition! Most customers are paying by debit card or credit cards which means that your merchant processing fees will be high really high not high fees. Why because the amount of transactions dollars are high. The utility bill is high due to walk in cooler. expect to pay over $1000 on electric bills. The rent, insurance, alarm monitoring service, phone bills, water bills, trash bills, wages, sales tax, city, county and state beer, wine, malt beverages and liquor license fees, business license, tobacco license fees and more. I work everyday 6 days a week. From 10am to 10pm Mon-Th and 10am - 11:30pm Fri and Sunday. I'll cut it short. The bottom line is that you can not make profit if your profit margin is set low. If you do you won't make money. If you DO NOT have enough start up capital don't even start. It is very difficult to make it if you have takeout a loan from the bank. Think about it the bank note on the loan and all those fees and bills plus your wages and your employees.... Lastly what kills in this business is that if you sold 6 bottles of Jack Daniels 750ml, you can not reorder 6 bottles. You have to at minimum order a case. So if you sell 2 bottles here 3 bottles there and so on... you have to buy 1 case of each items. For me because of the competitions I have to buy deals meaning 5 or 10 cases of certain items your price will be much lower than buying a single case. As much as $3 per bottles. Now how are you going to compete with me when I'm selling $3 lower that you on the identical item. Ok if anyone have any questions email me. I will try to answer any questions. Good Luck everyone. Arm yourself with knowledge.
  • James expert adviser said on February 20, 2010
    Q: How do liquor selling laws differ by states? State laws differ in their control of beer, wine and distilled spirits. Grocery stores may or may not carry one or all of these depending on where it is located. The time that sale of alcoholic drink on-premises and off-premises may be allowed also differ by states. So does minimum purchase age. In most alcohol beverage control states, only the government runs specialty liquor stores. Only a few sell alcoholic beverages in all types of stores.

    Q: Are there lawyers in New York city that specializes in helping businesses open a liquor store? The Law Office of Stacy L. Weiss http://www.stacyweisslaw.com/ is known for its liquor licensing service in New York. One law firm, based in Seattle that is actively practicing in the liquor law is Puget Sound, Miller Malone & Tellefson (http://www.mmtlawfirm.com/). It also serves the states of Washington and California. Liquor law firms help alcoholic beverage distributors and producers get or packaging and represent them before the Liquor Authority Board.

    Q: What are the procedures and licenses required to open a liquor store? It will depend on which state you are opening a liquor store.

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

  • Abdo said on February 23, 2010
    liquor store wilmington de. hello everybody i want to open liquor store but I don't know how much that cost also i need to know if there is any financial aid to the small business thank you
  • franklyn said on March 11, 2010
    hi, ur write-up was helpful but i do need more specifics on how to improve more and stamping one feet in the liquor business. I'd just taken a family liquor store, {though d store is barely pulling through in business}, i'll appreciate if u can provide more details on what i need to do to improve sales, customer's patronage etc. i'm based in nigeria, lagos...hoping to hear from you soon
  • Thumper said on April 8, 2010
    We purchased a liquor store last October. My first suggestion before you begin to buy is to thoroughly check out the prior owner, take their word on nothing. In Texas, you have to apply for your license through the TABC. They can also give most of the information on the prior owner that you might need to know. Check with all distributors as to whether prior owner has outstanding bills due. If so, then part of the inventory they are trying to sell you along with the store, technically is not theirs to sell, since they haven't paid for it. Ours is a Mom and Pop shop, so our inventory is limited. We make sure to carry everything our regulars ask for as they are what keeps us going. We try to keep up with trends and keep a few new items in stock. But you can't carry everything or order too many new items on a regular basis as you will eat up any potential profit. We started our store with $25,000. Ideally, $50,000 would have been better. Try to buy by the case if possible. If you can afford it, buy more than one case of good sellers, the more you buy the better the price and the bigger your profit. Our distributors will charge a per bottle charge, as much as $3.00 per bottle, if we break a case. Know your customers names if they are regulars, read the local paper and notice if there are weddings or new babies in your clients lives and be sure to mention it to them. People love to talk about themselves.
  • princey said on April 14, 2010
    I have a liquor lic and found a location in miami fl but is wondering if i can buy a franchise name brand like a 76 liquors and spirits. and if so where i can go to get the info for the franchise. and if someone could give some advice on setting up and picking a name/franchise
  • Gurnam said on April 16, 2010
    A really good article...Thanks. I would love to open a liq store in Calgary, Ab. I was wondering if someone could show me the way to do it? What is best....to buy a pre owned liq store or build a new one? What kind of profit i will be looking at? What kind of expenses can i claim at the time of Tax returns? Please Help ...thanks
  • NAYAN KUMAR MAJI said on April 25, 2010
    I want to start a liquor shop at santamore(burnpur) town asansol W.B. 713325 INDIA. Please help with each and every small details on how to setup this business.
  • NAYAN KUMAR MAJI said on May 2, 2010
    I want to start a liquor shop at santamore(burnpur) asansol W.B. 713325 INDIA. I am a graduate and also a schedule caste. Please help with each and every details on how to set up and run this business. Would i get some preferences being a s.c. on getting license.
  • kp singh said on May 17, 2010
    hii i live in newzealand..in hamilton..i want to start my own liquor store in hamilton..i do not have any knowledge about how to start and run my business..i have $100000 to invest..if anyone can help me and guide me where should i start from, my email kpsandhu77@yahoo.co.in
  • Kumar said on May 28, 2010
    I wish to open a Liquor shop in NYC. I have gone through the ABC website regarding licensing procedure. I even spoke to them on phone, I am eligible for getting a license. They have explained to me about the self certification process. I would be thankful if anyone could give me some idea of some about the capital required to set up. I my try to locate a suitable store in NYC, what kind of rent $$ would make sense for Liquor store? What would be the initial cost to get a license? What would typical cost of furniture and fitting for a small to medium sized liquor store? For a start up store, what kind of inventory would be required in terms of $$. I read on the internet that more we buy, the better margins we would get? Is it true that there is around 25% to 30% returns in the Liquor business in NYC? Is 750 sq feet a reasonable size store including the storage space or do we need more space?
  • Manny said on May 31, 2010
    @ Kumar, Hello, can you please email me at nmevertz@gmail.com Nicio Evertz. Thanks
  • rawan haddad said on June 7, 2010
    hey am really impressed by your website, but i wonder if you can help me, i live in amman, joradn (Asia) and are interested in opening a liquor store, if you can help me with a few tips, it would be highly appreciated. regards, Rawan
  • Tony singh said on June 11, 2010
    Any one stating a new liquor store in NY, i would suggest that if you looking to start make sure you have enough space for it. 7500sq ft is nothing. you will need at least 2000-3000 sq feet if you really wants to good. then you will probably need 125,00 to 250,00 to start up and make sure the rent is not too much.
  • Manpreet said on June 16, 2010
    Good info. I was wondering what a good rent amount is in California? Email is mmss109@gmail.com
  • Sunil Arethiya said on June 26, 2010
    mumbai, maharastra, India. thank u. its really good article. i want to start wine shop here. but i don't know any thing about low and all these formalities for wine shop. will you please help me.. one more thing, i also want to start a liquor bar. which will provide only liquor no food to their customer...so i also want to know about how to get license for this kind of cafe. thank you
  • rajan said on July 2, 2010
    need to know the following.
    how easy is to get license for beer and wine shop.
    the shop i have seen is in thane, rutu park.
    need to know the document required.
    what is the procedure in stocking the prpoduct.
    what sort of deal should i work with all the suppliers.
    how the payment terms work with suppliers.
  • amit prasad sharma said on July 5, 2010
    its really very good article. i want to start wine shop in kolkata, west bengal, india , but i don't know any thing about low and all these formalities for wine shop. will you please help me.. specifically the initial costs of taking the license for beer and wine shop, documents required, process of deal with suppliers, payment terms. and what if i take franchise. please also reply in my mail address: amitprasadsharma@ymail.com thank you. REGARDS.
  • ramesh said on July 12, 2010
    i am looking to start a new business like liquor store in queens new york area and how i get license, approx. how much money i need in my hand and for store how much rent and also what kind paper or documents i need so please can u send a email for helping.
  • mitesh shah said on July 15, 2010
    I am living in NJ and planing to buy a low budget liquor store. also interested in low budget franchises.
  • Adam said on July 16, 2010
    I'd like to open a new Liquor Store in Brooklyn ,approx. how much money i need in my hand and for store how much rent and also what kind paper or documents i need so please can u send a email for helping. I would be thankful if anyone could give me some idea of some about the capital required to set up. What would be the initial cost to get a license? What would typical cost of furniture and fitting for a small sized liquor store? For a start up store, what kind of inventory would be required in terms of $$. I read on the internet that more we buy, the better margins we would get? Is it true that there is around 25% to 30% returns in the Liquor business in NYC? Is 450 sq feet a reasonable size store including the storage space or do we need more space? Thanks.
  • dhaval jani said on July 19, 2010
    i want to know that open a wine shop what is the budget require to start this business documents require for obtaining licence
  • ramesh said on July 23, 2010
    i'd like to open a liquor store in queens new york for open a new store how i can get license, and before get a license i need to show them a proper address where i want open, please send me info. by mail thanks
  • Miriam said on July 28, 2010
    I'm thinking about opening a liquor store in murfressboro, Tn. I found a store in shopping center in a growing residential area it's about 1260sqf. is it a enough space and how much money do I need to start with? Thanks
  • KP said on July 29, 2010
    I am considering a Wine and Spirits store in Franklin, TN or Brentwood, TN. One location is only about 1200 square feet, but would have very good traffic. The other location would have about 2000 square feet and would also be a good location. Just feel the 1200 is too small. How much cash(roughly) is needed for the for the inventory (2000 sqft)? Also, what are employees paid in a wine and spirits store? Thanks for any info.
  • john fitzcharles said on August 1, 2010
    i am currently in the planning stages of opening a liquor store in NYC. i have ample funding to open on my own but would be interested in speaking with someone else if they also have ample start-up capital and are interested in a working partnership. contact me at johnfitzcharles@gmail.com if you would like to discuss this further. serious replies only please.
  • sonam said on August 4, 2010
    I also wanna start my own business like liquor store. so how can I get license and how much may I have to invest for liquor store? Plz anybody can tell me about it and can u give me some ideas about it ??? Plzzz help me about it. i'm exciting to know about it .thanks
  • Moonsb said on August 17, 2010
    Does anyone know how long does it takes for new york liquor license to be approve?
  • Gilda said on August 21, 2010
    I'm from south africa. I would like to open a liquor store. I need to know all that i will need and every information that i have to know. Please feel free comment i need help.
  • Rafael said on September 10, 2010
    NYC, BROOKLYN. Just want to let YOU ALL, that the big change for Liquor stores is coming. NY GOV. works on a new law letting supermarkets and groceries to have a wine. This causes up to 30% less in profit. I hope it wont become a law, but you never know so be careful what u buy. Regards
  • jacob said on September 13, 2010
    this site is very helpful...i am interested in opening a liquor store in the bronx ny and i need to know how much money in hand will i need to get this started and does it have to be cash or can you take out a loan to start the business i have many questions so if any one can sends me a emails will be very helpful you can contact me at jmitch722@tmo.blackberry.net thank you
  • Luis Monteiro said on September 16, 2010
    Hi, I am interested in opening a yogurt manufacturing business in Alberta Canada. Can you please give me some info like the cost, machinery required, materials etc. Thanks
  • Gairik Mitra said on September 19, 2010
    I wanna start my own business like liquor store at Kolkata in India. so how can I get license and how much may I have to invest for liquor store?
  • varun said on September 20, 2010
    I have background knowledge on the running of a liquor store. i want to open one in South Africa, Durban, central town.
  • Paby said on September 25, 2010
    HI I wanna start a new liquor store in california bakersfield or nearby, i can invest $2-300k. any suggestion, how to get license and everything, thank
  • MELISSA said on September 28, 2010
    I WOULD LIKE TO START A NEW LIQUOR STORE IN THE WESTERN CAPE DONT KNOW YET WHERE. HOW DO I GO ABOUT GETTING A LICENSE AND IF I DO GET ONE WARE DO I BUY MY STOCK OF LIQUOR IN BULK DOSE PLACES GIVE ACCOUNTS?
  • quran byrd said on December 8, 2010
    How much will I exactly need to start up my own liquor store including lawyer fees, licensing, liquor etc. In Rensselaer Albany NY, United states?
  • Ken Patel said on December 15, 2010
    I am opening a brand new store 6400sf in a very rich area. The average household incomes is over 100k, and will be open in april 2011. I am looking for a 50% partner
  • TGagnier said on January 3, 2011
    I own a mixed use bldg in East NY and have a fully renovated 1200 sq ft space with another 1000 sq ft storage space seeking an experienced liquor store operator as a partner who already has a lic and looking for another location. Looking for a 50% partnership. 347 523 6995
  • peggy betsill said on January 4, 2011
    I have a liquor store for sale in South Carolina if anyone is interested.
  • adrian said on January 20, 2011
    I will like to know how much do I need to buy a license and set up open liquor store with 1000sq in chicago area by far south.. thanks.. pls let me as soon
  • Mookie said on February 2, 2011
    I am thinking of opening a liquor store in bucks county PA. Can somebody guide me in finding a right location.(Things to consider in finding right location).
  • Dennis said on February 11, 2011
    We are a POS Software provider specializing in Liquor Stores. Personally I have 35 years experience in Retail systems and would be glad to help assist anyone starting up, buying or expanding a Liquor store. Contact me at sales@posal.com
  • Gopakumar said on February 15, 2011
    i would like to start a liquor shop in Goa. how can i get a licensee for that. or can i get a lease shop in Goa.my mail id vinugopa@yahoo.in
  • Chris said on February 24, 2011
    I am a US citizen currently living in Europe. I would like to return to the US to open a Wine shop/ Liquor Store. While living in London, UK I received a Diploma (2 yr course) at the Wine, Spirit Education Trust which is a pre-cursor to Master of Wine program. I tasted wines with well known journalists like Jancis Robinson and Oz Clarke. I also worked in a Wine shop in London. I have the funds to buy a running wine business. Anyone interested in selling a business can contact me at: neongreenbanana@gmail.com

    I would prefer to live on the West Coast. Anyone wanting to open a shop in that area could also email me.

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