Hopkins is becoming the destination of choice for specialty beer and liquor. First two business owners announced plans for a taproom in the downtown. Now another business appears set to start a niche liquor store near Blake and Excelsior.
The City Council on Tuesday granted a liquor license to Mac’s Wine LLC. The company is in the process of buying Mac’s Liquor from LHL Investments. The company hopes to take ownership of the store Sunday, said Louis Dachis, president of Mac’s Wine. It will then rename the store Ace Spirits.
Dachis is owner/operator of Merwin Liquors—which has stores in Minneapolis, Maple Grove and Falcon Heights. But he has different plans for Ace Spirits. He aims to remodel the store and transform it into a specialty whiskey and craft beer store.
A timeline of when the
changes will happen wasn’t available.