ALDI grocery store at 721 Paseo Blvd. applied this past Thursday for a package liquor license.
Some neighbors in Independence Plaza, Columbus Park and Pendleton Heights neighborhoods are unhappy about the prospect of another liquor store in the area — and the characters liquor stores so often attract.
Others, however, including ALDI Vice President Mark Bersted, point out that ALDI would be a more responsible liquor vendor in the neighborhood, as the store only sells wine and beer.
One thing's for sure — since Queen's Grocery Store's liquor license went inactive recently, someone's going to try to get a license to fill that void.
See the Wednesday, Dec. 17 Northeast News for more on this story.