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Fog Delays Bethel Liquor Store Opening

Bethel AC Quickstop.
Dean Swope

Weather conditions have delayed the opening of Bethel’s liquor store. Fog prevented Walter Pickett, AC general manager, from landing in Bethel this morning to give AC Quickstop its final compliance check before it opens what would be Bethel’s first liquor store in over 40 years.

That opening was set for this morning. Pickett plans to return to Bethel later today and hopes to open the store Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Meanwhile, Pickett says electricians are finishing wiring the store’s surveillance cameras—three on the exterior and two inside. The cameras are a temporary analog system that the store will replace with high resolution, fish eye, digital cameras later this month.

Otherwise, Pickett says the store is ready to go— fully stocked with wine, beer, and spirits, just waiting for the doors to open.