Supreme Court overturned that statute in a suit brought by national liquor store chain Total Wine & More. Green’s stores were born in 1937, when Leonard Greenbaum opened Green’s Package store on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Midtown Atlanta and then another on Buford Highway in the 1960s, when his son Jerry took took the helm of the business, according to the Green’s website. In 1977, the company opened a store in Myrtle Beach, then in Greenville in 1983.
The downtown Columbia store was built next to California Dreaming, a landmark restaurant Greenbaum founded in a former railroad depot. He went on to open 20 restaurants across the Southeast under the California Dreaming label. In 2003, Green’s opened the pallet-based beer and wine warehouse on Fernandina Road. Green’s has been serving you since 1937, and at our Assembly Street location, we stock a huge variety of products at the lowest prices we can offer. 1937, our founder, Leonard Greenbaum, opened Green's Package store on a street front location on Ponce De Leon Avenue in Midtown Atlanta. He operated the store for years as a standalone business - until his son Jerry joined the buisness after serving in the military in the 1960's. After some fits and starts, Jerry opened an additional store on Buford Highway just North of Lenox Road.
At that time, Dekalb county was "dry" and the Buford store sat adjacent to the county line, so you can imagine how busy it got. After Buford Highway, a series of stores were opened across town, North and East mainly, over the next decade. However, in 1990, our company and the State of Georgia signed a deal that included the sale of all of our stores but two. In 1977, while in Myrtle Beach, SC Jerry noticed a lack of any large format "discount looking" stores and decided to fill that void. Our Myrtle Beach store opened just before Christmas in 1977 and it quickly became the leading volume store in South Carolina. Tour buses, Canadians and vacationing South Carolinians all enjoyed the low prices and, at the time, the most massive liquor, beer, and wine store around. Greenville followed in 1983 and was the first store built as what was for 2 decades our prototypical store - larger (around 8,000 square feet), high ceilinged and brightly lit. Downtown Columbia, built adjacent to California Dreaming, opened in 1984. Almost an afterthought, Jerry never imaged that the restaurant and liquor store block would be so busy. Incidentally, the opening of California Dreaming and its subsequent success were the beginning of Jerry's move away from the liquor stores and towards building and opening restaurants. Good call - that company, which is still 100% family owned and operated, has 20 restaurants across the southeastern US, including the aforementioned California Dreaming. In 2003, we found an opportunity to open a new type store - Green's Beverage Warehouse - near Harbison Blvd in Columbia. A 15,000 square foot warehouse full of pallets of wine, beer and miscellaneous goods. I became the President of Green's in 1996 and serve in that capacity today. And that’s our history in a nutshell – not what you would call “fancy”. We remain a small, family owned and operated business. We have employees that have been our associates for 40 years and are like extended family. I am an active buyer in the company, and we do not have a grand corporate suite, just offices in the basement of downtown Columbia’s California Dreaming! Who knows what opportunities will present themselves in the future - but I do know that we love what we do and plan on doing it as long as possible in both GA and SC. Abandon Sauvignon Blanc is a bright, lively wine that opens with notes of tangerine, pink grapefruit and Meyer lemon. Touches of white peach, lychee and sliced pear underscore each sip. This light- to medium-bodied Sauvignon Blanc feels rich on the palate and ends with a clean, zippy finish. Summery Moscato Margaritas Are Here To Carry You Through This Weather. delish.com One sip will transport you to warmer days. Introducing JJ Reinfield & Sons Canadian Whisky, an 8yr old blend of small batch and other distilled whiskeys. Rounded notes of aged cedar, ripe fruit and warm caramel with a smooth toasty finish. Meticulously well-balanced and the very definition of smooooooth.
Peter Gönc is a young, dynamic winemaker and he’s agreed to do a FREE virtual tasting for us Sat, May 16. So grab a bottle, or 3, of the featured Gönc Winery wines (listed below) and join us as we sip & learn from the maker himself. Wines we will be tasting: Gönc Cuvee Anna ($14.99), Gönc Pavel ($15.99), and Gönc Blaufrankisch ($22.99). Click this link 👉 https://bit.ly/GoncTasting 👈 on Saturday, May 16th at 5pm to join our Virtual Tasting.
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