The busy Cross Keys Commons “Walmart” shopping center in Turnersville will very soon be adding Mr Liquor, a brand new full liquor store. The location for the new liquor store is a short distance across the parking lot off to the side of Walmart… technically the closest store to Walmart. Also in this block of stores is Famous Footwear, Kids First Swim School and Five Below. Many will remember when Retro Fitness was in this segment.
42Freeway spoke with the owners regarding the liquor store, and they tell us they are targeting an opening for July 4th, just 6 weeks away! And there is a chance they open before the independence holdiday!
The owners live in Gloucester County, and they run another very successful Mr Liquor on Rt 41 in Deptford NJ (formerly Roger Wilco). The Deptford location is more like a warehouse and they are able to carry a huge array of beer, wine and spirits. While the Turnersville store won’t be as large, it will benefit from the combined purchasing power and selection. This truly is a family business as in the Deptford store there is always at least one family member in the store.
This liquor license is brand new in “Township” having been awarded just a little more than a year ago. Back in December 2018, Washington Township authorized the sale of one retail distribution license and on April 24th, 2019 they awarded the license to the Mr Liquor store owners for the amount of $301,000.
Considering the amount of traffic that the Turnersville Walmart attracts, this could prove to be a very wise move, as Walmart grocery shoppers stop at Mr Liquor on their way home!