Liquor agency temporarily closes 10 stores due to staffing limits

Staffing limits linked to COVID-19 moved the State Liquor Commission management to close 10 lower-volume liquor stores and directing customers to visit busier outlets in nearby communities. They also adjusted store hours and several lower-volume stores will close at 5 p.m. on Monday. The Hooksett Welcome Centers on I-93 seen here is in the top 10 of high-selling stores.

HAMPTON — The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is looking to build two new locations along Interstate 95 in Hampton that are modeled after the Hooksett Welcome Centers.

The potential public-private partnership would be prominently situated on both sides of the highway. Officials say they could include food, fuel and other retail offerings in addition to the two 20,000-plus-square-foot liquor stores.

Monday, April 12, 2021