New liquor store slated for Tobey Road in Wareham

Planning Board hearing scheduled for Feb. 26
Feb 9, 2018

Months after officials expressed concern over a liquor store moving to West Wareham, a public hearing will invite comments on the 7,200-square-foot shop proposed for Tobey Road.

The hearing will take place during the Planning Board’s Feb. 26 meeting at 7 p.m. in the Multi-Service Center.

This summer, Selectmen approved a liquor license transfer request for RoseBrook Wine & Spirits. The store is currently located in a 2,900-square-foot space at 20 Rosebrook Place.

The store's owner, Cape Cod-based Patriot Spirits, Inc., earned permission to move the shop to 16-18 Tobey Road, where a new store would be built. Additionally, it would open under a new name, Liquor ’N More. The project calls for demolishing four buildings on the .7-acre lot, located across the street from Walmart.

The move marks the second time in three years the license was transferred to a different location. The A.D. Makepeace Co. previously held the license. When they opened the mixed-use development RoseBrook Place on Cranberry Highway, the liquor license was transferred and the store opened as RoseBrook Wine & Spirits with a new owner.

Selectmen granted approval for the Tobey Road move after expressing doubts about adding a store to an area already home to two liquor stores, including a large chain, Wines & More, and a family-owned operation, Anchor Liquors.

Some board members said the move might hurt business for all three stores. At the time, a representative from Patriot Spirits said the store would be moving to an area that’s seen significant economic growth and could easily accommodate a third store.