SAN LEANDRO -- Specialty alcohol and food store Beverages and more!, known as BevMo, may be opening up shop in San Leandro.

The city's board of zoning adjustments will hold a public hearing and decide Thursday at 7 p.m. whether to approve the permit application for BevMo to open in the Fashion Faire Shopping Center on the corner of Hesperian Boulevard and Fairmont Drive. If approved, the store will open in a 7,173 square-foot space once occupied by Mattress Discounters, next to GameStop.

According to city staff, the permit would be the first one issued to a new liquor store in more than 25 years. Staff is recommending approval.

BevMo officials said they hope to open in San Leandro by late summer or early fall. The two nearest store locations are in Oakland and Fremont.

Ashly McGlone covers San Leandro, San Lorenzo and the Washington Township Health Care District. Contact her at 510-293-2463. Follow her at Twitter.com/AshlyReports.