Kroger to open liquor store in Belpre this fall

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BELPRE, Oh.-(WTAP) A free-standing liquor sales location, operated by the Belpre Kroger store, is expected to be in operation by this fall.

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control recently approved Kroger's application to operate a retail liquor shop near its Belpre store on Washington Boulevard.

A company news release says Kroger will own and operate the 1800-square foot store, and sell high-proof liquor on consignment.

Voters in the precinct where the Belpre store is located approved by a more than two-thirds margin last November, a measure allowing Kroger to operate the store.

Kroger-also by voter approval-has sold beer and wine at its Belpre store for several years.