A soft opening for LBK Liquors in Whitney Beach Plaza is planned for June 30.
Located at 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive, it will operate where Longboat Key Liquors originally operated next to Tiny’s of Longboat. The north end has been without a liquor store since 2010, when Longboat Key Liquors closed. The shopping center’s liquor license has been in escrow since then.
In addition to liquor, the store will have a beer cave, large wine selection, cigarettes, lottery tickets and mixers such as Coca-Cola and cranberry juice.
Store hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Glen Schloneger will manage the store.
LBK Liquors will be the second liquor store on the island. Publix Liquors opened in the new Shoppes of Bay Isles in early 2013.
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