By MATT BLOIS
Nolensville recently granted a certificate of compliance to the new owner of an existing liquor store and a group that is opening a new liquor store.
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen gave a certificate to the new owner of R & B Liquors, Jagdish Dadlani. He recently purchased the store from the previous owner, Yang Investments.
The town requires liquor store owners who are licensed but the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission to get a new certificate of compliance every two years. The town approved certificates for R & B liquors in 2013, 2015 and 2018.
Board members said they had never heard any problems or complaints associated with the liquor store.
Dadlani is from Franklin and partly owns hotels in Tennessee and Kentucky. He said he has previously operated and sold liquor stores.
The board also granted a certificate of compliance to a group of eight men opening a liquor store in Burkitt Commons called Barrels and Brews.
They described their business as a high end liquor store where customers could learn more about bourbon tasting. Manager Justin Wilson said the business will focus on educating customers about the products.
One of the men who will own part of the liquor store was convicted of driving while under the influence between eight and 10 years ago. Vice Mayor Jason Patrick said that gave him pause.
“When we see violations that are alcohol related … those certainly give us cause for concern,” he said. “We have to have a high level of confidence that these individuals have learned from their mistakes.”
The board was impressed with the group’s presentation about the business, and granted the certificate.