New York-based Stewart’s Shops announced that it has begun selling alcohol at its store in Argyle, N.Y. after some longstanding legislation was changed.
For 86 years, alcohol could not be purchased in the Argyle. But a few weeks ago, that changed when voters passed multiple referendums to allow restaurants, bars and stores to sell alcohol within town borders.
Upon learning of this new legislation, Stewart’s acted swiftly to give the people of Argyle what they wanted. With a liquor license in hand, its partners worked diligently to allocate new space and stock beer and seltzer options for thirsty Argyle customers.
Stewart’s vertical integration allowed it to deliver beer quickly. Orders were placed and the merchandising team made room for Stewart’s Mountain Brew and many other beer and seltzer favorites.
The print shop got the signage to the shop and its hauling team delivered the product just a few short days after it had the license in hand. Outside vendors delivered what couldn’t be sent from the warehouse. It was a complete team effort.
Stewart’s Shops employs over 4,500 people and operates over 335 shops across New York and southern Vermont. Its rich, nearly 75-year history and success stems from its vertical integration, employee ownership and strong company values.
Stewart’s documented the first beer sale in 86 years in Argyle, N.Y.