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Beverages and More Coming to Santee; City Council to Vote

Here comes a national chain that sells all sorts of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, BevMo!- see details inside.

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It is confirmed that Beverages and More (BevMo!) will open a store in the in Santee's shopping center at 9755 Mission Gorge Rd.

The for the July 11 meeting indicates that the council will discuss and hear from the public on the issue of a Conditional Use Permit to allow the liquor store to operate in the city (see attached PDF). They will discuss and vote on the matter at the .

The agenda describes Beverages and More as "one of the largest alcoholic beverage retailers in the country with a wide selection of beer, wine, spirits, and associated complementary products, such as glassware, gifts and snacks."

The 9,502 sq. ft. that they would operate from recently became vacant along with the in the same complex that remains empty.

The Santee City staff recommends to the council a liquor store in that spot "would not negatively affect the public health, safety or welfare," and that they approve the conditional use permit.

There are already construction workers on site working to convert the store.

Comment: What do you think about BevMo! coming to Santee? Do we need another liquor store?

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J.T. July 12, 2012 at 05:08 AM
That is quite a post Earlene. You went from patronizing to indignant, quickly switching to sarcastic and deflective, worked your way over to insulting, demanding and smoothly up to pompous only to glide right back down into a condescending landing accented with a last minute encore of demanding and insulting to finish it off, all the while keeping your contempt hid behind a thin veil of old fashioned faux civility. Very impressive indeed. I salute you.
Kathy July 12, 2012 at 05:48 AM
Can we please refrain from personal attacks, they are useless and no one wants to read them? I have absolutely no doubt that Bev Mo will be out of business at that location within a year. I doubt Santee is a city full of drinkers and La Mesa Bev Mo will retain their customers except for maybe El Cajon and Santee. I never thought Fresh and Easy had a chance considering their prices are higher and every time I went in there, their produce looked terrible and over ripe. It was a bad business decision to put a Fresh and Easy there when Sprouts is just down the street. I have to be honest, I'm not impressed with Sprouts produce either, it looks old, dirty and their prices have went up once it changed to Sprouts. I am very excited about Phil's opening soon. Did anyone hear if Buffalo Wings is still going in where Hollywood Video use to be? I have a feeling they changed their mind.
J.T. July 12, 2012 at 06:05 AM
Buffalo Wild Wings is still going in, but they are building to suit in the same parking lot as the old Hollywood Video instead of using that building. They probably won't break ground until the beginning of next year at the earliest depending on the permit process. Probably the same time frame for In-n Out and Chick-fil-A.
Big Daddy July 12, 2012 at 07:21 AM
Wow Kathy, just Wow!!! Wait a minute. Are you really Earlene just posting under a different name to give the appearance that more than one person is against fun?
Big Daddy July 12, 2012 at 07:28 AM
One more thing. Is Santee full of drinkers? I think so. Only we have really had no place to properly display our talents. We go else where and spend our money. PB, OB, La Mesa El Cajon have all reaped the benefits of Santee being rather "dry". 3 new bars in a matter of a couple of years. Sound pretty sweet to me. (Landrys, Phil's, BWW)
Kathy July 12, 2012 at 07:44 AM
Thanks for the info, I was hoping they were still going to open in Santee. I'm looking forward, I heard the food is great. I keep looking for signs of In-n-Out and Chick-fil-A being built but still no signs.
safesantee July 12, 2012 at 10:23 AM
@JOYCE HOWARD Can I just say that typing in all caps all the time just shows your ignorance or complete lack of ambition to look for the button and does not in anyway what-so-ever help get your point across.
Earlene July 12, 2012 at 05:58 PM
If you would like to contact Trader Joe's and ask them to consider opening a store in Santee, here is their url: http://www.traderjoes.com/about/location-requests-form.asp "Stand up for the things in which you believe, even if it means standing alone."
Steven Bartholow (Editor) July 12, 2012 at 07:32 PM
City Council approved BevMo's liquor license last night- http://santee.patch.com/articles/live-video-july-11-santee-city-council-meeting
J.T. July 12, 2012 at 08:13 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What's next? Brothels and opium dens? So much for us becoming the next Mayberry. JOYCE, GET THOSE PICKET SIGNS READY DARLIN'. WE'RE GOING TO WAR.
Cindy Matina July 12, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Yay!!!! Neen Ner Neen Ner Neen Ner BevMo is coming!!!!! I am going to tell all my friends to shop there to make sure it is very successful.
Matthew July 12, 2012 at 10:15 PM
In addition to new stores etc coming to santee,I'd like to see more stores for family.Before I moved here in 91,there was talk of a mall before walmart went in. wonder whatever happened to that idea..a Multiplex Mall is one of the reasons I moved here..that and I've lived around the county and never lived in Santee,till 91
Lisa July 13, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Speaking of alcohol consumption, for those of you who do so, please support the Wine and Bluegrass Festival Saturday, Sept. 22. Sample local vendors' food and beverages to your heart's content and all the proceeds support Parks and Recreation programs here in Santee.
adam paul July 16, 2012 at 01:40 AM
I don't shop at Bevmo but I do see it as a positive. By the way Rite Aid didn't shut down due to rent increase. The corporation closed many Rite Aid stores around the country and the Santee store was one of the stores picked to close.It was all the talk in the trade papers due to stock price. Also people keep talking about mom and pop and while I do support them I don't see this as an argument because this was the same argument that was used against Walmart a few yrs ago by a politician in a town in Illinois I believe it was and because of his ignorance that small town floundered when the majority of the mom and pop places closed. The town became a ghost town basically. As far as exclusivity in a shopping center for something than both Papa Johns and Pizza Hut must have been stupid when they signed their lease because they are both in the same shopping center where Food For Less is. So I don't buy that one even though I do know such a thing does exist. They do need to fix up the center and put in better lighting in the parking lot because its really dark there at night.
Jennifer July 17, 2012 at 05:28 PM
We don't shop at the small liquor stores, but we do shop at the BevMo in La Mesa. It will be nice to not have to drive up the hill to get our favorite root beer now! And we'll be able to keep our $ in Santee! Go BevMo Santee!
Brett O'Connell July 18, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Then don't shop there.
Ellen McGuire July 18, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Adam- Some businesses don't ask for exclusivity, it is their choice,I just know that for whatever reason,most grocery stores do. My guess is that Pizza Hut & Papa Johns is probably different than most other restaurants or stores.The majority of their business is already determined while you are sitting at home,in front of your TV,looking at the coupons that came in the mail this week or based on the commercial you just saw. You call them & order & then have it delivered. Even if you go & pick up your pizza,you've already ordered it,so it's basically a "done deal". Another example of using exclusivity is,a friend of mine is a Chili's manager. He says that Chili's won't allow another place that serves their same demographic in the same center. Now, you'll probably think Oggi's is in their same demographic...and I agree. When Oggi's wanted to come into the same center,they were "a pizza & craft beer restaurant" (what I was told). You'll never see an Applebees,Ruby Tuesdays,TGI Friday's in Town Center with them,though! I think there might be a Trader Joes in our future if ,as Doug said,Fresh & Easy is struggling. I was frankly shocked they even opened the location here,since they were closing many of their locations in Phoenix at the same time! Just as an fyi,all of F&E locations I know of in Phoenix were in centers with no other grocery stores. TJ's,I don't think worries about exclusivity,because I can think of a couple of cases where they are located by other grocery stores.
Steven Bartholow (Editor) August 02, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Updates about Chick-fil-A and In-N-Out: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fpatch.com%2FA-w9pG&h=kAQF1RqQT
Joe Spencer August 02, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Perfectly stated!
Mary August 02, 2012 at 05:51 PM
@Joe Spencer - What took you so long to respond?
Earlene August 02, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Aethiests have NO religious convictions as they do not believe in God. I do. That's what makes the world go 'round, Big D, I have religious convictions and you admittingly have none.
Earlene August 02, 2012 at 06:06 PM
For your info, I am not against fun but merely mentioned my religion prohibits the use of alcohol, to which I adhere. There are thousands, if not millions, of people in America who do not drink alcohol. If you see something wrong with this, I haven't the ability to make it any clearer to you. "Stand up for things in which you believe, even if it means standing alone."
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Laura Garcia August 22, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Thanks for the info Ryan M!.. I have never been in that store, will check it out. My husband and I love to try different craft beers.
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