By LISA WHALEY
At Jonesborough Wine & Spirits, a new location hasn’t changed its focus.
That focus is still all about being a thriving part of a growing community, according to Manager James Miller.
“This is an ever-changing market. It never stays the same,” Miller said. “And we are all part of the same community. The money stays in the community and the town. That’s the benefit of small business.”
Walk through the doors at 1577 W. Jackson Blvd., and you may still be greeted by the same welcoming faces from up the road at the store’s earlier location, but the offerings have greatly expanded.
Now housed in a 4,000-square-foot space, Jonesborough Wine & Spirits is chockful of choices.
“We have a little bit of everything,” Miller said proudly. “It goes from scotches to cognacs to vodkas, specialty beers, some harder-to-find bourbons. Pretty much anything you need. And if we don’t have it, we’ll at least try to get it for you.”
When owners Clint and Tyler Douglas decided it was time to expand after nearly 10 years, Miller was all on board.
“One of the best things you can do is own your own business instead of paying rent,” he said. “It’s just always good to own your own building.”
The new location also offered better ease of access.
“You’ve got the red light, ”Miller said. “You’ve got Greeneville. It’s just a really great location.”
Then, of course, there were all those new shelves begging for a more expanded inventory.
“It’s great to be able to offer more product and greater variety,” Miller said. “I’m just glad we have it all.
“We’re growing the selections that we’ve got. We’re growing a lot of new bourbons, a lot of new scotches (and) tequilas.
“The market is definitely growing. I’ve seen an influx of people we’ve just never seen before.”
As always, he said, staff at Jonesborough Wine & Spirits are eager to help you in your selections, discuss favorite wines or bourbons or just chat a spell.
“We’re always happy to walk you down the aisles and tell you what we like or give you a suggestion of what to take to a party or something,” Miller promised. “We’re glad to be here and look forward to serving the community, doing anything we can.”