In a Facebook post dated Nov 12, 2019 the Cos Cob Liquors owners George A. Smith III and Maureen T. Smith said they plan to close the liquor store in December:
Our family’s business Cos Cob Liquor, LLC in the Cos Cob Commons shopping center will be closing its doors for the last time in December.
We have owned Cos Cob Liquor for thirty-eight years. It has been a staple of the Cos Cob community since the store first opened at the end of Prohibition in 1933.
We will finally be retiring in a month’s time due to our progressing age. For several years, we tried to sell our business with multiple buyers under contract but sadly we were unable to do so. It goes without saying that we would have much preferred for our extremely busy business to remain operational with a new owner and jobs for our employees but unfortunately that was not possible for our family.
We are thankful to our loyal and hard-working employees Mark, Mario and Diego who have worked with us for a combined total of over 40 years. Each will go on to have a successful career after Cos Cob Liquor’s closing and we wish Mark, Mario and Diego well.
We, at Cos Cob Liquor, have thoroughly enjoyed serving our community for thirty-eight years and are saddened to announce we are closing. Our family is grateful for the continued patronage of our customers throughout the years. Every dollar each customer spent at our mom-and-pop business helped put a roof over our head, food on our table and assisted with the education of our children, Bree and George IV. The loyalty exhibited by our customers has been heart-warming, especially during some of our most difficult times. Many of our customers have become like family to us and we will miss interacting with them on a regular basis. Although our doors are closing, our gratitude is never-ending.
With fond memories and great appreciation,
George A. Smith III and Maureen T. Smith
Cos Cob Liquor, LLC