Smithville’s second retail liquor store has gained the approval of the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), and is one step nearer to opening to the public.
The TABC reviewed James E. Bradshaw's request for a license to open a retail store at 725 South Congress Boulevard called "Center Hill Wine & Spirits" near Food Lion, and gave the paperwork a thumbs up on Aug. 25.
Bradshaw is using $200,000 of his own money to open the business, according to TABC, and will lease the premises from Bayview Holdings, LLC. The TABC staff recommended conditional approval of this request for licensing, subject to receipt of a TABC inspection and acknowledgement of TABC rules and regulations.
Smithville aldermen voted in July to issue Bradshaw a certificate of compliance, showing that all the city's ordinance requirements had been met to allow him to apply to TABC, which has the sole authority to grant liquor licenses in Tennessee.