Hilary Robertson / 12 July, 2017


By Austin Huguelet

The Cheyenne City Council approved a deal Monday night to make a north Cheyenne Maverik the first major convenience store in the Capital City with a retail liquor license, paving the way for beer and wine sales at 140 Gardenia Drive.

With the council’s 7-3 vote, Maverik can now buy a license from 80-year-old John Lambousis of Cheyenne and convert an existing 290-square-foot space in its store for alcohol sales. Maverik Board Chairman Tom Welch told the WTE on Tuesday that the store could begin selling alcohol in three to four weeks.

Lambousis and Maverik presented the deal as an obvious win for consumers, commerce and a city that could use some extra sales and gas tax revenue after a bruising budget process…Read More