"If Ms. Sue ever sells her business, we want it!" These were the words that began this journey. My name is Stephen Laughlin, new owner of Lake Street Liquor.
My wife is State Farm Agent Shayne Laughlin and her office is next door to Lake Street Liquor. What started as a desire to expand our commercial property on Lake Street has turned into a love affair with a store and its patrons. Sue Vera has owned and operated Lake Street Liquor Store for 39 years. She has turned this store into an icon in the Lake Area with a broad selection of alcoholic products from the finest of whiskeys and wines to the favorite beer, wine and spirits. Hometown friendliness with a touch of attitude is how most would describe Ms. Sue. She runs a tight ship and will always come through with your order.
The time has come to pass the torch. Ms. Sue will be missed for sure but she promises to make frequent appearances at the store. I wanted to create a cardboard cutout of her image and place it by the counter, with her mop in hand, but she would never let me take a picture of her.
As we settle in over the next few weeks, we will begin to implement our vision. If you've ever met a winemaker, brewer or distiller, you know how passionate they are about their product. Most consumers also appreciate the producer's passion and art-form but this appreciation is lost at the point of sale, in my experience. We want to be the store that shares that appreciation. This website is one way we hope to accomplish this feat. Check out our "Curious Drinker" page to learn more about the drinks you enjoy. I will continue to expand this section over time. I will also post plenty of material in my blog to help keep you informed and educated.
Lake Street Liquor has always offered a sophisticated experience when selecting your next drink of choice. We will be increasing the sophisticated experience by sharing your appreciation for your drink and join you in respecting the spirit. Cheers!
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!