When Corrado's Market takes over the old Pathmark location in Brick, it will be come the first grocery store in town to have a liquor license.

Corrado's plans to open next summer, and last night they purchased the last liquor license in the state.

Whenever I go to Florida, it still blows my mind that I can buy alcohol when I buy groceries, and I had never known exactly why some states allowed it while NJ didn't. According to ShoreBeat, New Jersey’s liquor laws limit corporate entities to owning just two licenses throughout the state. Since most of North Jersey was developed earlier than Ocean County, the large supermarket chains keep their two licenses active in that part of the state.

Mayor John Ducey also laid out a number of specifications to acquire the license, all of which were met by Corrado's.

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