Commission approves drive thru selling beer and wine

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Submitted: Wed, 11/14/2012 - 2:18am
Updated: Wed, 11/14/2012 - 4:46am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Commissioners met in a lengthy session Tuesday.

The agenda included a public hearing regarding a special use zoning permit to build a drive-thru convenience store on Carolina Beach road near Monkey Junction. Beer and Wine would be sold at a drive-thru window.

Following public input from the owner and residents, the board approved the drive through convenience store by a 3 to 1 vote with Commissioner Barfield voting no.

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4 Comments on "Commission approves drive thru selling beer and wine"

Ronald D.
2015 years 8 months ago


Now I can drive through, buy my beer, pop it open and chug-a-lug inside my car. This is just what Wilmington needs more of–DRIVE-THRU CONVENIENCE STORES THAT SELL ALCOHOL.

Alcoholic beverages! Bring them on! The more, the better. Alcohol is the magic ingredient that makes downtown Wilmington so “special.”

2015 years 8 months ago

I am sorry that you seem to be so worried about this Mr. Ronald D. What exactly is wrong with a drive thru convenience store in your opinion? Its like any other drive thru business. Should we close the drive thru windows at restaurants and banks? What is wrong with buying a sealed product at a window? Maybe you should go back to Virginia or New Jersey or whatever nanny state you came from. I am actually a little disappointed that we haven’t progressed to drive thru cocktail bars such as those in Louisiana. How great would that be? Pretty amazing if you ask me. See for yourself.

2015 years 8 months ago

Apparently some are oblivious to the fact that purchasing beer at a gas station or grocery store is no different than a drive thru. You still have to transport it all the same. I do not go to a gas station thinking “man, i have to drink this beer before I can put it inside my car and take it home”..

2015 years 8 months ago

This will be a wonderful addition to the community. The customers will actually be able to drive through the middle of the store to purchase all items that can be purchased at a convenience store except for gas. Elderly that have trouble getting in and out of their car can have better access to quick service. Parents who don’t want to unload all of their children for just a few items can have quick access to products without getting out of their car.