The state received six applications for a new Fairborn store — and rejected them all.
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The applications did not meet the criteria and requirements the state was seeking, a spokeswoman for the division of liquor control said. Two of the applications were disqualified because the proposed sites were beyond the two-mile radius of the point on the map that the state selected. Four other applications “didn’t meet the minimum threshold” based on the state’s criteria, the liquor-control spokeswoman said.
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State officials evaluate the applications based on the applicant’s experience as a retailer, financial resources, business plan, space of the proposed site, computer/wi-fi capability necessary for the state’s liquor inventory system, and other factors.
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The state decided to move on from Fairborn. Just this week, the division of liquor control announced it was inviting applications for 20 new state liquor agencies statewide, including one in Centerville, Piqua and Mason.
State officials say there are no current plans to reopen the applications for Fairborn, although a liquor control spokeswoman said a new Fairborn liquor store “may not be totally off the table forever.”