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April 24, 2014

Owners of The Drinkery will have another in downtown Derry

Cask and Vine owners to open new store

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The Drinkery will sell craft beers and small production wines.

“There will be no on-the-premises consumption,” Day said.

But there will be special promotions.

The owners already have approached Derry officials, seeking approval.

“The reception we got was really good,” he said.

Day expects the business will be open six or seven days, probably from early afternoon until 9 or 10 at night, with longer hours on the weekend.

The arrival of The Drinkery is more good news for downtown.

“I’m happy we are getting new businesses in the area again,” said Stacey Bruzzese, executive director for the Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce. “Derry is unique. We are one of the few communities that has a true downtown.”

The experience of walking around outdoors, visiting shops and restaurants is something people want, she said.

“Any time you have a downtown area, you automatically have a place where people can actually congregate,” Bruzzese said.

New businesses like The Drinkery will help bring foot traffic to the downtown, she said.

“This gives a whole different outlook to the downtown community,” she said.

Chamber president-elect Seth Fragala said he’s pleased by the pending arrival of The Drinkery downtown.

“Any additional activity is a fantastic thing,” Fragala said.

Downtown is what helps to make Derry unique and more shops add to the community feel and help bring people in, he said.

“In the Southern New Hampshire area, very few towns have that old school, old town feel,” Fragala said.

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