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Liquor Stores in Benton County

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I am wondering about the locations for Liquor Stores in Benton County. I have read newspaper articles about how they will affect available space.

I also so on the news that application will start to be accepted.

I am looking for locations, possibly photographs, etc.

 

I know Macadoodles has something going in on Rainbow Curve in Bentonville.

 

Any others?

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I don't think that Macadoodle's can put any more locations in Arkansas.  I believe there is a law against chain liquor stores but I could be wrong...

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You are probably right. I wonder what the future holds for all the county/state line liquor stores.

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I don't think that Macadoodle's can put any more locations in Arkansas.  I believe there is a law against chain liquor stores but I could be wrong...

 

They are challenging that law and will just change the name by a letter or two to get the permit if that challenge fails.

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What about Bentonville's Sam's Club? Would they be able to add a liquor store since Fayetteville already has one?

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They are challenging that law and will just change the name by a letter or two to get the permit if that challenge fails.

 

Thanks for the information comreguy!  I guess we will see what happens. 

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Phillips gets away with it in Springdale so obviously it can be done.

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Phillips gets away with it in Springdale so obviously it can be done.

They got away with it because they are under the grandfather clause.

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Phillips gets away with it in Springdale so obviously it can be done.

I am shocked that stupid law that Phillips come up with and pushed by Sue Madison passed and further shocked it didn't come back up this last legislative session.

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It's the law that one person or entity to an alcohol license.  The Philips family in Springdale gets away with it, because they put different members of the family for each liquor license.  But I do think Macadoodles is trying to challenge it.  To be honest if they don't I would think eventually Walmart is going to push the issue.  Until the law is changed I don't think they're going to be able to sell liquor at the Sam's location in Bentonville, just stuff like beer and wine.  And even then there are all sorts of restriction of what type of wine and beer you can sell in non-liquor stores.  For beer what matters is the alcohol content, 3.2% I believe in non-liquor store locations.  For wine it gets a little more complicated.  It has to be domestic for one thing.  Then it it also has to be from what they consider a 'small farm wine operation'.  Basically a winery that produces less that 250,000 gallons a year.  I think there's also a alcohol limit of about 21% for wine.  It used to be just Arkansas wines allowed.  But other states had similar laws which were being overturned by the Supreme Court.  So Arkansas saw the writing on the wall and changed the wine laws.  Trying to just allow the smaller non Arkansas wineries in and not the really big ones.

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It's the law that one person or entity to an alcohol license.  The Philips family in Springdale gets away with it, because they put different members of the family for each liquor license.  But I do think Macadoodles is trying to challenge it.  To be honest if they don't I would think eventually Walmart is going to push the issue.  Until the law is changed I don't think they're going to be able to sell liquor at the Sam's location in Bentonville, just stuff like beer and wine.  And even then there are all sorts of restriction of what type of wine and beer you can sell in non-liquor stores.  For beer what matters is the alcohol content, 3.2% I believe in non-liquor store locations.  For wine it gets a little more complicated.  It has to be domestic for one thing.  Then it it also has to be from what they consider a 'small farm wine operation'.  Basically a winery that produces less that 250,000 gallons a year.  I think there's also a alcohol limit of about 21% for wine.  It used to be just Arkansas wines allowed.  But other states had similar laws which were being overturned by the Supreme Court.  So Arkansas saw the writing on the wall and changed the wine laws.  Trying to just allow the smaller non Arkansas wineries in and not the really big ones.

Thanks for the info, Mith. It's another example of Arkansas' wacky alcohol laws.

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It's the law that one person or entity to an alcohol license.  The Philips family in Springdale gets away with it, because they put different members of the family for each liquor license.  But I do think Macadoodles is trying to challenge it.  To be honest if they don't I would think eventually Walmart is going to push the issue.  Until the law is changed I don't think they're going to be able to sell liquor at the Sam's location in Bentonville, just stuff like beer and wine.  And even then there are all sorts of restriction of what type of wine and beer you can sell in non-liquor stores.  For beer what matters is the alcohol content, 3.2% I believe in non-liquor store locations.  For wine it gets a little more complicated.  It has to be domestic for one thing.  Then it it also has to be from what they consider a 'small farm wine operation'.  Basically a winery that produces less that 250,000 gallons a year.  I think there's also a alcohol limit of about 21% for wine.  It used to be just Arkansas wines allowed.  But other states had similar laws which were being overturned by the Supreme Court.  So Arkansas saw the writing on the wall and changed the wine laws.  Trying to just allow the smaller non Arkansas wineries in and not the really big ones.

Arkansas has no 3.2 law for non liquor store outlets. This isn't Oklahoma or Kansas. See, Bud Platinum at 6% and it's right there labeled that in Walmart and Harps.

 

The only one liquor license  per person law has been on the books for a long time. This affects Sam's

 

The newest law that was aimed at Macadoodles limits the ability to francise out the name. The owners would be different but they could use the Macadoodles name provided they meet the guidelines to  operate under that name. That was what they stopped because they feared that it had developed into a preferred brand due to it's business model. This also stops Sam's from copying it's Fayetteville stores annex. When Walmart wants these two laws nixed , it'll get nixed.

 

We have an archaic wholesale system where the state allows one distributor to a product. There's been some consolidation of this and it's nearly a monopoly especially hard liquor.  This makes getting certain brands harder because you are at the mercy of the wholesaler to carry it if it chooses to. The wine in the stores used to be only Arkansas wine but the fine folks down in the river valley pushed to get it expanded via a reciprocal deal where these wineries of states would market Arkansas wine.

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Arkansas has no 3.2 law for non liquor store outlets. This isn't Oklahoma or Kansas. See, Bud Platinum at 6% and it's right there labeled that in Walmart and Harps.

 

The only one liquor license  per person law has been on the books for a long time. This affects Sam's

 

The newest law that was aimed at Macadoodles limits the ability to francise out the name. The owners would be different but they could use the Macadoodles name provided they meet the guidelines to  operate under that name. That was what they stopped because they feared that it had developed into a preferred brand due to it's business model. This also stops Sam's from copying it's Fayetteville stores annex. When Walmart wants these two laws nixed , it'll get nixed.

 

We have an archaic wholesale system where the state allows one distributor to a product. There's been some consolidation of this and it's nearly a monopoly especially hard liquor.  This makes getting certain brands harder because you are at the mercy of the wholesaler to carry it if it chooses to. The wine in the stores used to be only Arkansas wine but the fine folks down in the river valley pushed to get it expanded via a reciprocal deal where these wineries of states would market Arkansas wine.

Sorry should have clarified 3.2% by volume.  Which would work out to 6.4% that you usually see on the cans/bottles.

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The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control division held a drawing Wednesday, in which 55 Benton County businesses were chosen at random to get the chance for liquor permits in the near future.

The businesses chosen will not necessarily be granted the permits, but will have the first opportunity to gain the permits at a series of hearings with Alcoholic Beverage Control in July, according to the division. The ABC will examine during the hearings whether there is any reason to reject the applicants chosen.

Each county in Arkansas has a set number of liquor permits available, based on population. Benton County voters chose in November to allow retail alcohol sales in the county. The limited number of permits are for hard liquor. There is no permit limit for beer and wine sales.

More than 300 businesses applied for liquor permits in Benton County, and 72 returned all their paperwork and fees, according to the ABC. The 55 spots were drawn from the 69 who showed up for the drawing.

The following is the list of 55 chosen businesses:

1.         Robert W. McCurry, Fine Wine & Spirits Store, 2503 SW “J” Street, Bentonville

2.         Charles L. Jech, C & J Liquors, 129 Fowler, Suite A, Gentry

3.         James C. Linstruth, Linstruth’s Wine and Liquors, 2501 North 4th St., Unit F, Rogers

4.         Brittany P. Wilks, B & G Liquor, 2100 W. Hudson, Ste. 4, Rogers

5.         Patsy J. Simmons, Susie Q Liquor, 612 No. 2nd Street, Rogers

6.         Sammy S. Leng, Kay’s Wine and Liquors, 2518 So. 18th, Rogers

7.         Kyle D. Castor, II, Still at the Tracks, 401 W. New Hope, Rogers

8.         Michael G. McGooden, McGoo’s, 2998 Hwy 412 East, Siloam Springs

9.         Charles O. Reeves, Gentry Spirits, 129 Fowler Street, Suite D, Gentry

10.       Erik P. Danielson, Walton Blvd. Wine and Spirits, LLC, 406 Razorback Rd., Bentonville

11.       Kerry D. Castor, City Sliquors, 1201 West Monroe, Lowell

12.       Katherine K. Moore, Tipsy’s wine and Fine Spirits, 1705 So. 8th, Rogers

13.       Natalie S. Hasenbeck, Bella Vista Wine & Spirits, 8830 W. McNelly, Bentonville

14.       Rita Bajwa, Beverage Mart Liquors, 7403 SW Regional Airport Blvd., Suite 2, Bentonville

15.       Michael F. McKenzie, Finnegan’s Wine and Spirits, 1301 No. Walton Blvd., Ste. 1, Bentonville

16.       Aimee R. Hasenbeck, Bentonville Wine & Spirits, 1720 So. Walton Blvd., Ste. 6, Bentonville

17.       Matthew E. Giess, It’s All Good Liquor, 1717 West Walnut, Rogers

18.       Johnny L. Dillard, Veteran Spirits, 13977 Gentilly Road, Rogers

19.       Joshua C. Kyles, Highway 12 Liquor, Corner of Hwy 12 & SW Bright Road, Bentonville

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20.       Lillian E. Fowler, Bridge Store Liquor, 15479 E. Highway 12, Rogers

21.       Kym M. Reeves, 102 Liquors, 2501 No. 4th Street, Ste. A, Rogers

22.       Jeremy D. Avance, Crossroads Liquor, 1401 So. Walton, #15, Bentonville

23.       Nathan D. Strayhorn, Nathan’s, 1220 East Centerton Blvd., Centerton

24.       Sheldon J. Nuhfer, Wine Basket, 207 East Monroe, Suite B, Lowell

25.       Christopher E. Moore, Fosters Spirit Shop, 2090 W. Pleasant Grove Rd., Rogers

26.       Sokunthea Sou, Tims Discount Liquor, 2328 So. 8th Street, Rogers

27.       Joseph S. Capko, JJ’s Lakebound Liquor, 2403 No. 2nd Street, Rogers

28.       Parminder Singh, Liquor Haven, 1200 SE 14th, Suite 2, Bentonville

29.       Vance M. Puttkammer, L. A. Liquors, 504 West Monroe, Lowell

30.       Phillip E. Lee, South Walton Spirits, 1104 So. Walton Blvd., Bentonville

31.       Stephen G. Baucom, Baucom’s Beverage, 2501 E. Central Ave., Bentonville

32.       Quintin W. Hilburn, Beaver Liquor, 1826 No. 2nd Street, Rogers

33.       Gary R. Eckel, Elkhorn Liquors, 16727 Highway 62, Garfield

34.       Garland L. Hall, J & H Liquor, 1206 NW Walton, Suite 4, Bentonville

35.       Jerry L. Brown, Bella Vista Liquor, 17333 Highway 71, Bella Vista

36.       Susan J. Hall, Jones Brother’s Beverages, 1206 NW Walton, #6, Bentonville

37.       Angela G. Cate, Squeaky’s Liquor, 206 SW 14th Street, Ste. C, Bentonville

38.       Sarah C. Gildehaus, Guess Who, 3700 SE Rainbow Road, Bentonville

39.       Eric C. George, High Spirits, 702 South Mt. Olive, Siloam Springs

40.       Jeffrey W. Stokes, Stock Tank Liquor, 3370 Hwy 412 East, Siloam Springs

41.       Lidia Almaraz, Rogers Liquor, LLC, 1303 Walnut 57, Rogers

42.       Alayna K. Bennett, Might Nice Wine & Spirits, 3403 SE “J” Street, Ste. 5, Bentonville

43.       James T. Willett, J & D Liquors, 1st Lot East of 14161 East Hwy 12, Rogers

44.       Heath R. Hasenbeck, Roger’s Wine & Spirits, 702 W. Cypress, Rogers

45.       Patrick M. Travis, Latte Da, 808 So. 52nd Street, Suite B, Rogers

46.       Sopheak Srunn, BJ’s Liquor, 1902 South 8th Street, Rogers

47.       Judith K. Castor, The Liquor Steer, 215 West New Hope Road, Rogers

48.       Nicholas W. Southerland, Dr’s Orders, 541 West Hudson, Rogers

49.       John D. Lawrence, Junior’s Package Store, 2601 W. Hudson Road, Rogers

50.       Timothy A. Harrell, Mac’s Get-N-Go, 2833 Bella Vista Way, Bella Vista

51.       James R. Hasenbeck, Bob’s Liquor, 212 East Spruce, Rogers

52.       Chad D. Smith, Chad’s Beverage Shop, 139 No. Curtis, Ste. C, Pea Ridge

53.       Timothy E. Witcher, T-N-T Liquor, 1190-A Hwy 59 South, Decatur

54.       Stephen J. Nolte, Lowell Liquor, 109 West Monroe, Lowell

55.       Keith W. Smithpeters, Prairie Creek Liquor, SW Corner of Stoner & Highway 12, Prairie Creek

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Anyone know what's all open yet?  The only ones in Bentonville I know of right now are the one at 14th and Walton and then 14th and J / Evergreen.  

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Anyone know what's all open yet? The only ones in Bentonville I know of right now are the one at 14th and Walton and then 14th and J / Evergreen.

There is one next to acropolis in north bville on 14th in that place that used to be a gas station

Also one where ?liberty tax? Used to be on Walton near the car wash sorta near Wendy's.

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I just know Rogers...

one by Dominos on 102/Hudson, and BJ's on corner of 8th and New Hope are open.

BJ's has a great selection.


Ozark Beer Co in Rogers has tastings and will fill a Growler on Sundays...

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I just know Rogers...

one by Dominos on 102/Hudson, and BJ's on corner of 8th and New Hope are open.

BJ's has a great selection.

Ozark Beer Co in Rogers has tastings and will fill a Growler on Sundays...

Saw the bj's the other day, very impressive looking on the outside, will have to check it out someday... Just so far on the other side of town..

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There are about 6 on Walton now. Guess who (macadoodles) should be opening soon too

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Guess Who? open yet?

 

Also, I like the Pizza Hut/Hollywood Liquor combo site where HW video used to be.

Before I lived here we used Hollywood video to locate where we were going when visiting family. Anyone remember if it was named Broadway Video before Hollywood?

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