Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Rockville construction update: Montgomery County Liquor store (Photos)

The Montgomery County Liquor store moving into the former Kam Sam Supermarket at 300 N. Washington Street appears close to opening. Shelving and signage are in place. Sadly, the top flight Chinese restaurant­čŹ▓ that had been planned for this space fell through. While the County liquor monopoly store will provide some convenience to nearby residents (at monopoly prices­čĺŞ), liquor stores don't bring a lot of halo ­čĹ╝effect to a neighborhood.





7 comments:

  1. While I think, for the most part, you are somewhat fair in your reporting, I think that your implied claim that DLC "monopoly prices" are some how more expensive is inaccurate. There are SOME liquors, wines and beers that are more expensive but most are only by a few dollars. Certainly not worth my time or gas money to travel to Virginia to save a couple of dollars.

    I know you have a valid dislike of the Montgomery County government and its hand in the DLC but I do think that the implied thought that somehow residents are getting cheated is unfair for the readers of your blog. Keep up the good work otherwise!

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  2. Not that Montgomery County government is required to do so, but MoCo went ahead with the N. Washington liquor store without ever consulting with the City of Rockville. This liquor store will make a nice backdrop to Memorial Day Parade photos near year!

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    1. Just like keeping the liquor store open on Sundays, maybe MoCo can keep it open on holidays like Memorial Day. I'll be able to buy my MD 20/20 pint and join the Memorial Day Parade in progress!

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  3. I understand the DLC wanted a "state of the art" store where they could host tastings, etc and present a higher end feel. No matter, on principle, I will still drive to VA and DC even though I can walk to this store.

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  4. Is this new store replacing the one on 355 across from Wintergreen or will there be two stores approximately 1 mile apart?

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    1. I have not heard that the other store is closing.

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  5. No it won't be closing the pike store. If you want a look into privatization of liquors. Drive across to PG county where is 250 liquor stores .. not 26.

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