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Popular liquor store Schenectady marks milestone

SCHENECTADY – Englebardt’s Wine & Liquor Store celebrated a year under new ownership with a grand opening celebration on Friday.

“I am honored by the welcome and support of Schenectady throughout our first year and look forward to serving the community for years to come,” owner Tom Woods said in a statement regarding the business located at 511 Union St.

Woods, 26, is the third owner of this location since the Englebardt family opened the store 76 years ago.

He attributes his entrepreneurial spirit to his family and former employers, including Niko Kita of Brickhouse Pizza and Anne Gallo of Niskayuna Specialty Wines & Liquors.

“Some of my favorite things about liquor retail are the physical activity that the job allows me to be, and the inventory management and math that goes with it,” Woods said.

It has expanded the product selection at Englebardt to meet the needs of Schenectady’s diverse population and now offers product delivery through DoorDash and a points club through which repeat customers can earn rewards.

Wood holds an associate’s degree from Hudson Valley Community College and a bachelor’s degree from Siena College, both business-related.

Englebardt’s Wine & Liquor Store is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 6:00 p.m. For more information, call 518-372-4788 or email [email protected]