ABC Store site in Mocksville picked

Published 9:20 am Thursday, August 23, 2018

Some two years after Mocksville voters approved an ABC store in town, it is closer to becoming a reality.

The town joined with Cooleemee to form the Mocksville-Cooleemee ABC Board. The board will oversee operations of both stores, with Kris Howell the current manager.

Earlier this month, the N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Commission approved a new ABC Store for 1053 Yadkinville Road in Mocksville.

Benny Randall, Alex Thompson and Ken Boger are Mocksville’s appointments to the new board.

Town voters approved the store in a November, 2016 referendum. The town board had discussed whether to open a store on its own, or coordinate with the Cooleemee ABC board, which provides liquor to most Mocksville restaurants licensed to sell it.