WILLIAMSTOWN - If you are looking for a wide selection of fine wines, liquors and spirits, look no further than Cork-n-Bottle in Williamstown.
Located in the BP Gas-n-Goods multi-plex at West Virginia Route 14 and Dodge Avenue, Cork-n-Bottle is the most recent addition to the family-owned business.
"We've been here for 15 years," said Dacia Radabaugh, manager of Cork-n-Bottle and daughter of the store's owner, Nick Radabaugh. "But I never thought this would become what it has."
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Cork-n-Bottle in Williamstown expands.
What it has become, in fact, is one of the area's favorite spots to stock up for special occasions. The store is right in the midst of its busy season, which picks up with Riverfront Roar and carries right on through to New Year's.
"We have a loyal customer base and they were kind of afraid of change (the expansion) but a lot of people have really been impressed with what we've done," Radabaugh said.
She went on to explain that West Virginia law makes it illegal to sell liquor in a place where it is on display and viewable by those under 21, thus the need for an expansion of the Gas-n-Goods carryout.
"We also wanted to expand our fine wine selection," Radabaugh said, adding that Amish Country wines and Marietta Wine (of Sonoma County, Calif.) are some of the most popular.
The store and the carry-out also stock Yeungling beer, a favorite of folks on both sides of the river.
"We have people come from Columbus just to buy Yeungling and we are the number one seller in West Virginia," Radabaugh said.
A convenient location off the Williamstown bridge and near the Williamstown boat ramp are just a few of the reasons why the store has been so successful.
"It is just a friendly environment, everyone is knowledgable and we have low prices."