State Approves 14 More Benton County Liquor Permits; Stores Wait To Open

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More than a dozen Benton County businesses were approved for liquor permits Wednesday, as the second of three days-worth of hearings wrapped up in Little Rock.

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control division started hearings Tuesday to determine which Benton County businesses would be granted liquor licenses. Fifty-five business owners were chosen in a random drawing last month to enter in a chance to receive liquor permits. More than 70 had applied, according to the ABC.

During Wednesday’s hearings, 14 businesses were approved for liquor permits, while seven were denied. Eight were approved and three denied during Tuesday’s hearings, according to the ABC.

The remaining 23 businesses who won last month’s drawing will be considered for liquor permits during Thursday’s hearings. Those approved will not be able to use their permits to sell liquor until the 30-day mandatory waiting period has passed, meaning Benton County will likely start to see operating liquor stores by about mid-August, according to the ABC.

The 22 businesses granted liquor permits include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Those denied over the last two days include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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