Popular Sub Shop, New Liquor Store Set To Open In Cheshire

Popular Sub Shop, New Liquor Store Set To Open In Cheshire

At least one new liquor store and a popular sub shop will soon be opening their doors in Cheshire.

Xpress Wine & Spirits will be moving into the property at 528 West Main St., next to Pop’s Pizza and Cheshire Place Restaurant, while Jersey Mike’s Subs will occupy the location at 945 South Main St. in the Cheshire Shopping Center.

Cheshire Economic Development Coordinator Andrew Martelli confirmed that the two new stores have had their signage requests approved by the Town of Cheshire and will be moving into the now-vacant spots shortly, although no specific time frame for when the stores will open to the public was provided.

“There are a lot of quality applications coming in (to the Town),” Martelli told The Herald, “which is great for us.”

In addition, a new restaurant serving Asian cuisine — Sakana Asian Bistro — is soon to open in the Cheshire Shopping Center at 965 South Main St., Martelli explained. The restaurant will be occupying “the whole end of that building,” he stated. “They’re putting in a tremendous amount of work,” he continued. “There is all new infrastructure in there.”

Another spot that may soon be occupied is the former Rite Aid building at 922 South Main St. The pharmacy chain, which has another location in Cheshire at 180 Main St., announced that it was closing the South Main Street store at the end of March.

At the time, Martelli indicated that there had already been some interest in the building, but he did not have any details as to who the interested tenants might be.

Currently, there is a sign located outside the building announcing a “package store liquor” permit request, with Jagdish Parmar listed as the permittee. Parmar is the owner of Cheshire Wine & Spirits, 581 Highland Ave.

Asked about the application and possible future for the site, Dawn D’Auria from Coldwell Banker, who is the broker handling the property, stated that she could not comment on what was happening in terms of possible tenants. Martelli stated that, as of last week, no sale of the property had been finalized and that he had no specific information regarding the possible tenant on the site.

Martelli stated that he had heard that three possible tenants had been interested in the property, but did not have any more detailed information.

As of Monday, the property was still listed on the Coldwell Banker website for $1.95 million, with a buy-or-lease option for potential tenants. The building is 10,881 square feet in size.


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