After much anticipation and two months of construction, the very popular liquor store, BevMo, has opened its doors for the first time in Chico.
Around 200 people lined up on Friday morning to be the first to shop in the store. BevMo is known for selling premium alcoholic drinks ranging from wine to liquor and more.
The store has roots in Walnut Creek in the Bay Area and since then it has grown to 117 locations in California. The store brought about 20 jobs to the Chico market and many Chicoans said they are excited to have it right in their backyard.
"It just has stuff maybe you're looking for you can't get anywhere else in Chico. Maybe like the World Market over there has stuff from all over the place but it just doesn't have things that BevMo has," said long-time BevMo customer Dennis Parker.
“We’ve gotten tons of feedback, 'If you guys only come to Chico...' so we are really excited to be here,” said District Manager Mike Hillstrom.
Before Friday the two closest stores to Chico were the ones in Redding and Roseville. BevMo will celebrate their grand opening all weekend.