Battle between two liquor stores

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CHARGE. ARNO WILL BE SENTENCED ON MARCH 8TH. A LIQUOR STORE OWNER IS HARDLY IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT TONIGHT. HE IS BEING SUED — A MONTH AFTER HE MOVED HIS STORE INTO SOME PRIME REAL ESTATE. NEWS 4’S RACHELE MONGIOVI HAS BEEN LOOKING INTO THE COMPLAINT FROM A COMPETITOR. RACHELE? WELL JACQUIE….. THE MOM AND POP LIQUOR STORE ALREADY FOUGHT WITH THE COMPETITION AND THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY OVER SQUARE FOOTAGE…BUT NOW THEY’RE FACING ANOTHER PROBLEM. THIS EAST AMHERST LIQUOR STORE OWNER GOT AN EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT…. PRESENT…. 37:32 I JUST GOT THIS BIG PACKET FROM SOME ATTORNEY SAYING THEY’RE TAKING ME TO COURT (8) LOUIS MULONE OWNS ADDY’S WINE AND SPIRITS. THEY RECENTLY RELOCATED A QUARTER MILE DOWN THE ROAD NEXT TO WEGMANS—AND CLOSER TO PREMIERE WINE AND SPIRTIS. PREMIERE– IS NOW SUING ADDYS. 7:35 THERE WAS ALREADY 50-THOUSAND SQUARE FEET OF EXISTING LIQUOR STORES IN THE AREA AND ALLOWING ADDYS NOT ONLY TO MOVE IT’S LOCATION CLOSER TO OTHER STORES BUT EXPAND IT MORE THAN DOUBLING IT BY SPACE, ISN’T JUSTIFIED BY THE LAW. (19) PREMIERE’S ATTORNEY SAYS THEY WANT THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY TO OVERTURN THEIR APPROVAL FOR THE STORE. 6:45 WE BELIEVE THAT IT CREATED AN EXCEPTION FOR THIS STORE (3) 11:52 WE’RE NOT LOOKING TO PUT THEM OUT OF BUSINESS WE’RE LOOKING FOR A FAIR APPLICATION OF THE LAW (5) PREMIERE’S ATTORNEY SAYS ADDYS IS SUPPORTED BY WEGMANS….CREATING AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE. BUT– WEGMANS OFFICIALS SAY— THEY’RE JUST THE LANDLORD. 43:41 THEY’RE A LANDLORD, IT COMPLIMENTS THEIR BUSINESS, THIS LIQUOR STORE, AND IT COMPLIMENTS MY BUSINESS, IT’S ALL ABOUT CONVENIENCE (7) MULONE SAYS– HE’S JUST A LOCAL GUY TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING FOR HIS FAMILY– AND INSTEAD OF ENJOYING THE HOLIDAYS….HE’S LEFT LOOKING FOR AN ATTORNEY. 41:14 THEY’RE A BIG PLAYER AND I’M JUST A LITTLE GUY MAKING ENDS MEET (4) 40:35 I THINK IT’S FRIVOLOUS (1) 4:49 I DON’T GET IT (2) SOME OF THE CUSTOMERS WE TALKED TO IN ADDY’S TOLD US….THEY COULDN’T BELIEVE THERE WAS EVEN A LAWSUIT. THE CUSTOMERS AND ADDYS SAY….THERE’S MORE THAN ENOUGH ROOM IN THE AREA FOR TWO

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