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Recognizing Local Retailer Excellence

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New York and New Jersey Merchants Honored with Brown-Forman Retailer of the Year Awards

During this year’s American Beverage Licensees Conference in Washington, DC, ABL President Chuck Ferrar and Conference Chairman David Jabour called attention to 18 outstanding retailers with the Brown-Forman Retailer of the Year Awards. These men and women are nominated by local state affiliate associations. Locally, Newkirk Station Liquors and Wines and The Vineyards Wine & Spirits in New York and Joe Canal’s in southern New Jersey were among the honorees from around the country.

Holly Roche
The Vineyards Wine & Spirits,
Middletown, NY
Holly Roche was a choreographer who enjoyed
wine before she switched gears and
opened The Vineyards Wine & Spirits in
April of 2001. She is very active in her community,
hosting wine dinners and other educational
events and contributing to many
charities. The store is a nice neighborhood
place with a great selection of local Hudson
Valley wines as well as many affordable
boutique selections.

ABL Past President David Jabour; Holly Roche, The Vineyards Wine & Spirits; and ABL President Chuck Ferrar

Marvin Sellers
Joe Canal’s, Belmawr, NJ
Marvin Sellers transitioned into the wine
and spirits retail business from the supermarket
world. This location of Joe Canal’s
was built six years ago, and before operating
this store with Zip and Ralph Delano,
Sellers operated VG Liquors with his wife.
He is active in his South Jersey community,
serving as President of the Board of
the Kellman Brown Academy and very involved
with the NJLSA. He is proud that
his store has broad appeal, offering a wide
selection of both wines and spirits. Sellers
would like to thank Paul Santelle for his
hard work and remind fellow retailers of
the importance of being part of an association
like NJLSA.

David Jabour; Joshua Sellers (Marvin’s son); Marvin Sellers; Evy Sellers (Marvin’s wife); and Chuck Ferrar

Nicholas Correra
Newkirk Station Liquors &
Wines, Brooklyn, NY
Correra, a member of the Metropolitan
Package Store Association, has been
in the liquor retail business for over 30
years. His store has been a neighborhood
fixture since 1935 and he took the store’s
ownership over from his brother in the
mid-1970s. He is very active in his community,
notably serving on the committee to
renovate Newkirk Plaza. Newkirk Station
Liquors & Wines offers a great overall
selection of wine and spirits products for
the community and Correra is proud and
gratified to be honored after so many years
of hard work.

Nicholas Correra, Newkirk Station Liquors & Wines


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