A new fine wine, gourmet foods and spirits shop is in the works in the Sugarcreek Plaza in Sugarcreek Twp.
The owners of the business applied this week to the Ohio Division of Liquor Control for a liquor license to open the wine and spirits shop at 6080 Wilmington Pike, in space vacated more than a year ago by The Blind Spot.
Matt Patel, an applicant for the liquor license, said the project is in its early stages, with many details yet to be worked out, and owners haven’t settled on a name for the shop, although they applied under the name “Fine Wine & True Spirits.”
“We are making steady but slow progress,” Patel said.
Sugarcreek Twp. Administrator Barry Tiffany said the proposed new business “appears to be an upscale, destination-type shop … . I don’t know of anything quite like it in the immediate area.”
Township officials have not received any final plans for the shop, but Tiffany said preliminary plans called for cafe tables, wine-tasting stations, a gourmet-foods section and a humidor for cigars, as well as a small stage for live entertainment. Tiffany said he expects the liquor store now operating in the former Cub Foods grocery store would close soon, and its license to sell spirits would be transferred to the new gourmet shop.
Tiffany noted that three other new businesses have opened within the past week in or around the plaza, including Crafter’s Lodge, Starbucks and Orange Leaf frozen yogurt.
“It’s always good to see empty spaces filling up,” Tiffany said.