SAN LEANDRO -- BevMo is coming to San Leandro.

The city's board of zoning adjustments unanimously approved the permit for the specialty food and alcohol shop, also known as Beverages and more!, on Thursday night. The chain offers a wide away of common and hard to find wine, beer, hard alcohol and mixers, as well as snacks and serveware.

Company officials said they hope to open the doors to their new 7,173-square-foot San Leandro location by late summer or early fall in the Fashion Faire Shopping Center on Hesperian Boulevard.

As a condition of their lease, BevMo required renovations to the entire center's exterior and signage by the property owner, company officials said. City staff said property owner Kimco Realty agreed to invest $1 million in center renovations before the store's opening.

BevMo will be the first new liquor store in city limits in more than 25 years, city staff said.

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.



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