In a 3-1 vote, with Bob Jefferies opposing and Jim Sullivan absent, the proposal to transfer the liquor license of Parent's Market to the a new package store now slated to open at Cornerstone Square was approved by the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday night.
The move fulfills the goal of Article 19 at Fall Town Meeting, which sought to petition the legislature for an additional liquor license specifically for Cornerstone Square.
Opponents have said during the debate that four package stores almost directly on Minot's Corner will harm all of the stores and cause safety issues, among other concerns.
Supporters meanwhile have believed that increased traffic at the corner will separate each plaza, making all of the stores viable, and that increased competition will help lower prices for consumers.
Now we want to hear what you think: did the Selectmen make the right move?