Plans are in the works to fill the vacant building that used to house the Goodwill store on Monroe Turnpike with the liquor store, 574 Wine and Spirits.
Prior to it being a Goodwill store, the building housed Walter Stewart’s Market, which operated from 1986 to 1995, before closing shortly after the Big Y World Class Market opened nearby.
Robert “Bailey” Stewart, the owner of the property, currently owns a Walter Stewart’s Market and Stewart’s Wine & Spirits in New Canaan.
The building at 574 Monroe Turnpike leased its space to the Goodwill store for 21 years, before the store moved out four years ago. The building has been vacant ever since.
The Monroe Planning and Zoning Commission approved a special exception permit for a site development plan on Nov. 7.
The Sun confirmed that Stewart was granted a liquor license to operate the package store from the Connecticut Liquor Control Commission.
On Thursday, Zoning Enforcement Officer Joe Chapman said Stewart filed a “tenant fit up plan” with the Building Department.