Auto shop owner applies for Bethel's last liquor license

    BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — An auto shop owner in Bethel is hoping to turn his property into the city's next liquor store.

    KYUK-AM reports (http://bit.ly/2hdMM3K ) that Cezary Maczynski is in the process of applying for the final package store liquor license available in Bethel.

    Maczynski says he has long been a supporter of town programs and that if his application for a liquor store is approved he will use the profits to support positive efforts in the area.

    Bethel opened its first liquor store in more than 40 years earlier this year and has since approved a second store. In all, the city is allowed three package stores — one for every 3,000 people, and one restaurant liquor license per 1,500 people. Currently only one restaurant serves beer and wine.

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