Liquor might be sold for the first time in Arlington stores now that selectmen have approved licenses for two local stores.
Selectmen last month approved a license for Shanny Beer and Wine on Summer Street to begin selling liquor, and last week the board OK’d another license for Giles Fine Wine at 137 Massachusetts Ave.
Before the stores can begin selling liquor, they must also get approval from the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, and the town expects that process could take six to eight weeks.
Last fall residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of allowing selectmen to replace the licenses of three beer and wine stores in the town with licenses that would also allow the sale of liquor.
The third beer and wine store, Menotomy Beer and Wine on Broadway, has not appeared before the board requesting a license, but co-owner Neil Duggan has said he intends to so.