Russ Weaver, owner of Dacula Cork and Bottle, said the store is currently being stocked and will be open for business at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25.
"This is everything I promised," Weaver said referring to his campaign to bring a liquor store to Dacula.
In early 2012, Weaver began a petition drive in hopes of securing enough signatures from Dacula voters to have a referendum on whether or not to allow package stores within the city limits. At the time, Weaver promised the store would be the finest in Georgia.
“This just isn’t any package store,” he said in an April 2012 interview with Dacula Patch. “It’s going to have elegance and class to it.”
The petition drive was successful and in November of 2012, voters within the city limits of Dacula passed the referendum by a large margin. Weaver and his wife Heather were awarded the sole liquor license for the city in January 2013.
"I did everything I said I was going to do and I think a little more," Weaver said on Wednesday. "All of it is here. Not one thing was left undone."
Though the grand opening will not officially take place until November, Weaver is looking forward to opening the store next week.
"We hope everybody comes out to see what I think is the nicest store in the state of Georgia," Weaver said.
Dacula Cork and Bottle is located near the intersection of Hurricane Shoals and Old Peachtree Road.
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