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Wegmans Alberta applies for single-serve liquor license

What kind of wine pairs well with Wegmans Market Cafe sushi? Customers of the store at 675 Alberta Drive in Amherst will likely soon find out.

The grocer has applied for approval from the state liquor authority to sell single-serve wine and beer at that location. Wegmans hopes to hear back on its application within a month.

The drinks would be available from a refrigerated case, just like any other drink offered for immediate consumption at the store. Customers would only be allowed to consume the alcoholic drinks in the store's cafe dining area, excluding the patio.

"We offer this as a convenience for our customers who might want a glass of beer or wine with their meal," said Michele Mehaffy, a Wegmans spokeswoman. "Our cafes are a restaurant choice for our customers, and we want them to enjoy the opportunity."

Local beers are highlighted.

Single-serve drinks already are available at Wegmans' stores on Amherst Street in Buffalo and McKinley Parkway in Hamburg. An application for the Sheridan Drive store has already been approved. That store is in the process of training cashiers and should be ready this fall.


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