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Grocery Outlet opening at old Kmart building 

Grocery outletThe Paso Robles City Council on Tuesday approved a request for an on-sale beer and wine permit for a new Grocery Outlet that will be moving into the old Kmart building located at 2800 Riverside Ave, Suite 102 next to Tractor Supply.

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control staff determined that there is an “undue concentration” in relation to the number of alcohol related licenses that currently exist in that area of the city, but it is common for grocery stores to sell beer and wine in conjunction with grocery sales. All grocery stores in the city currently have similar licenses.

City staff determined that the over concentration of beer and wine sales licenses in the north Riverside area of the city is a result of the multiple gas station/mini-mart establishments located on 24th Street and Black Oak Drive. The council approved the permit unanimously.

According to the real estate agent representing the building’s owners, Grocery Outlet is planning to officially open in August. The building is currently going through renovations to prepare the space for the new grocery store.