N.H. Liquor & Wine Store moving to old Rite Aid building in Colebrook

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is announcing plans to relocate its Colebrook Liquor & Wine Outlet into an existing but newly renovated 6,500 square-foot facility that will offer an increased selection of products, vastly improved shopping experience and abundant parking.

The new outlet will be at the site of the former Rite Aid on 16 Metallak Place, off Main Street and the Daniel Webster Highway (Route 3) in a highly visible and easily accessible location, less than a mile from the current store. The new store is expected to open in early 2018, pending requisite approvals.

“The New Hampshire Liquor Commission has long-sought to improve its North Country presence and we are pleased to announce this new store location,” said Liquor Commission Chairman Joseph Mollica. “Our timeline for opening this new N.H. Liquor & Wine Outlet is ambitious by design but achievable so we can provide enhanced shopping opportunities to our valued customers.”

The new location will feature an increased selection of wines and spirits, along with a host of new features and enhancements. Ample parking designed for passenger cars, as well as oversized recreational vehicles, combined with an interior layout closely resembling the new state Liquor Commission store prototype with wider aisles, bright and highly efficient LED lighting and HVAC, will improve the overall shopping experience. Additionally, a new loading dock area designed for efficiency and the safety of employees is planned.

“It has been a pleasure working with the New Hampshire Liquor Commission to bring a state of the art N.H. Liquor & Wine Outlet to Colebrook,” said Arthur “Sonny” Couture, of Berlin, who owns the property. I look forward to welcoming the community and visitors to this new location.”

Since 2012, the Liquor Commission has relocated or renovated 27 New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlets in the following communities: Bedford, Concord, Epping, Gilford, Hooksett, Hampstead, Lebanon, Lincoln, Londonderry, Manchester, Merrimack, Milford, Nashua, New Hampton, North Hampton, Pembroke, Peterborough, Plaistow, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Salem, Seabrook, Warner and West Chesterfield.
In addition to this new Colebrook location, new or improved outlets are planned in Portsmouth, Rochester and Dover-Somersworth.

The commission operates 80 retail locations throughout the Granite State and serves more than 11 million customers each year. More than $3.5 billion in net profits has been raised since the first store opened in 1934. NHLC set an all-time sales record in Fiscal Year 2017, generating $698.2 million in gross sales, an increase of $19.8 million – or 2.92-percent – over the previous fiscal year.

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