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Wine retailer seeks Everett location

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Total Wine & More, a national liquor retailer, is proposing to develop a new store on the site of the former OfficeMax at the Gateway Center on Mystic View Road in Everett, according to Edward Cooper, a spokesman for the Maryland-based company. The city’s licensing board is holding a public hearing on Nov. 16 on a request by Stadium Gas & Convenience, 35 Everett Ave., to transfer its liquor license to the retailer. If granted by the board, the transfer also would require approval by the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. Founded in 1991, Total Wine & More has 130 superstores in 18 states. Its Everett project calls for a complete build-out of the existing 24,500-square-foot OfficeMax site. Cooper said the store would bring 50 jobs to the city, about 75 percent of them full time.

John Laidler can be reached at laidler@globe.com.
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