Thursday, February 7, 2008

Liquor store makes biggest splash

The Guinness Book of World Records has certified that Daveco Liquors in Thornton, Colorado is the world's largest liquor store.

"I kept saying this is the world's largest liquor store, and people kept saying 'You can never prove that,'" said [store owner Henry] Sawaged. "But now people know I am a man of my word."

The 102,000-square-foot Daveco is the size of most supermarkets in the metro area. It includes a customer-service area, 66 beer cooler doors, a walk-in beer cooler, a humidity-and-temperature-controlled 7,500-bottle wine cellar, a wine testing room and a cigar humidor.

There is also a sprawling kitchen and a 5,000-square-foot basement. In all, Daveco features $3 million in inventory including 9,000 types of wine, 2,400 brands of liquor and 800 different beers at the store, located at 16434 Washington St., east of Interstate 25, north of E-470.

Read all about it at the Denver Post.

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