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JUST IN: New liquor store could open by Thanksgiving in Centerville

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control has awarded a contract to open a new liquor, wine and beer store on Ohio 48 in south Centerville — and the successful bidder brings some experience to the new venture.

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The contract recipient, chosen from among four applications submitted, is Shri Lakulishji LLC, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Division of LIquor Controal told this news outlet. The limited liability corporation is operated by Jignesh (Jay) Patel, the owner of Fine Wine & True Spirits, which opened in 2013 in the Sugarcreek Plaza in Sugarcreek Twp.

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The proposed location of the new liquor, wine and beer shop is 894 S. Main St. (Ohio 48) in Centerville. The space in the Centerville Square Shopping Center previously housed a video arcade venture called the Chaos Room.

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Patel told this news outlet if all goes well, the new 5,000-square-foot store could open by Thanksgiving. Its tentative name is “Centerville Liquor & Wine,” Patel said. The business owner said he is considering changing the name of his current store to “Sugarcreek Liquor & Wine.”

The new Centerville store will have a broad selection of beer, wine and liquor, and will host regular tasting events, Patel said.

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The Centerville store was among 20 new potential liquor-agency sites statewide that the division of liquor control announced late last year, including three in the greater Dayton area. Arrow Wine & Spirits will open its third Dayton-area location in Mason, and in the third Dayton-area location, in Piqua, no contract was awarded after department officials concluded two applications did not meet their revised, stricter standards. 

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