"News" piece on the state-run discount liquor store in Kittery, which is one of
"News" piece on the state-run discount liquor store in Kittery, which is one of eight such stores that will be closed by Nov. 15. Others are in Mexico, Caribou, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Lewiston, Bangor and Brewer. Revenues at the Kittery store, which has tried unsuccessfully to compete with New Hampshire's discount liquor stores, had fallen from a high of $8 million to $2.4 million this year. The closings reflect Gov. Angus King's pledge to get the state out of the retail liquor business. When King took office in 1994, there were more than 70 state-run liquor stores. This year's closings and the six scheduled for next year would bring the total down to 13. There are now 210 licensed "agency stores" in supermarkets and grocery stores.
Burnett, Lee, ""News" piece on the state-run discount liquor store in Kittery, which is one of" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5606.