Beaufort News

New stores to sell alcohol, tobacco

Two new stores offering liquor, beer and tobacco soon will move into the former site of Martini's on Boundary Street.

Owner Chet Patel of Beaufort said he plans to open The Liquor Shop and The Beer and Tobacco Shop -- two separate stores in the same building -- in mid-January.

The city of Beaufort issued Patel a permit in September to renovate the building at 2247 Boundary St., city staff said.

The Liquor Shop will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., while The Beer and Tobacco Shop will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Patel said.

The store is beside the Atlantic Inn on Boundary Street, also owned by Patel's company, Sheetal LLC of Beaufort, according to Beaufort County property records.