MacKinnon Liquors is no longer located in their familiar corner of the Town and Country Plaza. On Monday March 14, owner Tracy MacKinnon moved the business across the parking lot into the space formerly occupied by Cherry Valley Physical Therapy.
While the move saddened Mackinnon, she was optimistic about the store's new location. "It's a nice, bright space. We like our new digs," she said. "We still have the same products, same good service and the same happy customers."
Located at 87 Nelson St. for the past 27 years, the store was well-patronized by Cazenovians and residents of the surrounding areas. Property manager David Muraco neglected to renew MacKinnon's lease, which ran out in October; forcing the business to find a new home. Fortunately for customers, the move is no more than a walk across the plaza, as the space where the store is located now was vacant and ready for new business.
Many have been left to wonder what plans Muraco and his company, Empire Management Co-Central, have for the uninhabited commercial spaces of Town and Country Plaza. With Mackinnon Liquors moving from their former location, a large vacancy has been created. Movie Gallery and Curve's former spaces are also uninhabited, and while many possibilities have been rumored, no strategies have been announced yet.
MacKinnon Liquors offers an expansive selection of spirits, with 800 kinds of wine from around the world as well as the Finger Lakes, and a wide variety of fine liquors.
The store offers discounts on case deals and free delivery. MacKinnon's new location is currently open to the public and as all the merchandise finds its proper place, a grand re-opening event will be announced.