Liquor store vote coming

A former office space down on Route 7 in a building that looks like a barn and silo is one step away from a vote that could make it a package store.

The Planning and Zoning Commission during its meeting Oct. 23 at the Clune Center for the Arts held a public hearing on the proposal.

According to guidelines of the state Liquor Control Commission, the town may have up to five package stores. There were three, but Vintage Fine Wines in Wilton Center closed a few years ago.

The proposed package store property is at 196 Danbury Road, owned by Hastings Real Estate. The commission heard the request and asked for a resolution of approval to be drafted for its next meeting, on Nov. 13 at Miller-Driscoll School.

“It would be the only package store location on the northbound side of Route 7,” said Bob Nerney, the town’s planning director, before the meeting. The floor area is proposed to be 2,080 square feet.

Robert Hall of Wilton is listed as the owner of the proposed liquor store.