Bottom line: The liquor board meets again June 14, 2012 to continue hearing from the public.
The dispute: Is it cool for a guy whose wife runs Wegmans to own the liquor store and use a local lawyer as a minor partner to hold the license?
What I don't take seriously: Any idea that the local lawyer is opening this store because of his passion for home-brewing. Any idea that the opponents are trying to protect children from the evils of wine in the supermarket.
Basically, there is a law that favors liquor stores owned by individuals over those owned by grocery stores. Wegmans says they met the requirements. The opponents disagree. This is about making money by selling liquor, and I don't have any opinion or prediction about who will win. Luckily, I'm not a journalist so I don't have to quote the claptrap about how the liquor store owner is a venture capitalist who has nothing -- I see nothing, nothing! -- to do with Wegmans.
Hat tip to the HoCo Rising blog that linked to Greisman's story.