The application deadline for retail package liquor licenses in Corbin ended Friday with an even dozen applying for the three package liquor stores designated for the city.
Lisa M. Snyder of Corbin, doing business as North Main Street Wine and Spirits, was applicant number 12. She submitted her application Thursday to Assistant Police Chief Bruce Rains, the state Alcoholic Beverage Commission (ABC) Administrator for the City of Corbin. Snyder’s application is for a store to be located at 315 North Main Street in Corbin. The owner of the location for the store is Gilda McCowan, while Snyder and Patrick G. McCowan are listed as partners for the license.
North Main Street Wine and Spirits joins 11 other applicants that were turned into Rains. Those other applicants are:
* Rite Aid of Kentucky, Inc., doing business at Rite Aid No. 1656, for a store at 1320 Cumberland Falls Highway. The owner of the location is Sovereign RA, LLC. Rite Aid of Kentucky is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rite Aid Corporation, located in Camp Hill, Pa. Rite Aid is chain of pharmacies and is a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. No individual owns more than five percent corporate stock.
* Liquor World of Corbin, LLC, doing business as Liquor World of Corbin, for a store at 1880 Cumberland Falls Highway. The owners of the location are Sonny and Wonda Hart. Partners of the licensee are Clinton Wesley Morgan, Lindsey L. Morgan and Jordan W. Morgan, with an address of 239 Eastern Bypass, Richmond. Based in Richmond, Liquor World owns two stores, located in Richmond and Manchester.
* Hometown Liquors, LLC, doing business as Hometown Liquors, LLC, for a store at 14161 N. U.S. Hwy 25E (Cumberland Gap Parkway). Jim Taylor is the contact person for the licensee.
* Liquor Mart of Corbin, LLC, doing business as Liquor Mart of Corbin, LLC, for a store at 2595 Cumberland Falls Highway. The owner of the location is listed as Compos Properties, LLC (lessor) and Liquor Mart of Corbin, LLC (lessee). The partners are Paul D. Taylor of Richmond, Kurt Kraus of Corbin and Teresa Carpenter of Corbin. Based in Richmond, Liquor Mart has two stores in Richmond, and locations in Danville, Lancaster and Manchester. Paul D. Taylor is a Corbin native. Teresa Carpenter serves on the Corbin Tourism Commission and is the wife of Bruce Carpenter, Corbin’s Economic Development Director. In a story in Wednesday’s Times-Tribune, Corbin Mayor Willard McBurney said city officials concluded the application posed no conflict of interest, since neither one of the Carpenters hold an elected position.
* D & J Beverage Company, LLC, doing business as Liquor Station, for a store at 14659 U.S. Highway 25E (Cumberland Gap Parkway). The owner of the location (the old Beef O’Brady’s) is listed as New Port Richey Development Company, LLC. Partners of the licensee are Guy R. Jones of Corbin and John Christopher Davenport of Jellico, Tennessee.
* Ernie’s Spirits, LLC, doing business as Ernie’s Spirits, LLC, for a store at 25 RJV Drive in Corbin (the lot behind Applebee’s Restaurant). The owner of the location is RJV Properties, LLC, pending sale to Matuse Property Holding. Kevin Durham is the contact person.
* Liquor King, LLC, doing business as Liquor King, LLC, for a store at 1601 Cumberland Falls Highway. The owner of the location is First Corbin Realty (Terry Forcht). The partners are listed as William H. Smith of Corbin as Member, President, Agent for Service of Process and 51 percent owner; and Wanda A. Simons of Corbin as Member, Secretary, Treasurer and 49 percent owner.