April 6, 2021
By: Dwayne Page
A local liquor store is undergoing a change in ownership and the Smithville Mayor and Aldermen Monday night approved a certificate of compliance by the new owners.
Center Hill Wine and Spirits at 725 South Congress Boulevard beside Food Lion opened in 2015. The owner, James Bradshaw is selling the business to Kimberly Hunt and Michael Hopkins pending approval of city and state conditions for the new owners’ liquor license.
Under city and state laws, the aldermen must adopt a new liquor store owner’s certificate of compliance before he or she can make application to the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission. The agency which has the sole authority to grant a liquor license. The certificate of compliance signifies the store owner has met all the city’s requirements for an application to the state.
City Administrator Hunter Hendrixson said the applicants have met conditions for approval of a certificate of compliance under the city’s liquor ordinance. One requirement is that the new owners, like the current one, must keep at least a $150,000 inventory of liquor at all times.