CPSA Supporters & Donors

Thank you.

Your support is helping protect and cultivate an industry representing many successful, independent businesses in our state, and across the country. From local farmers, manufacturers and wholesalers, to you, the local retailer, who sells a wide variety of quality products from our state and around the world– together, we can continue to prove that locally owned businesses are strong, good for Connecticut, and here to stay. Our package stores provide premiere customer support and quality you can experience face-to-face and depend on. Thank you for believing in what you and over 1,100 independently owned package store owners do every day in our state. We are an industry every other state wishes they could replicate. Your support helps protect that.

Supporters

Marvin Friedman, Owner
Marvin Friedman, Owner
The Bristol Press calls Maple End Package Store, “more than just a place to pick up beer, wine or liquor… The owner of the business, Marvin Friedman, has an extensive knowledge of how all types of alcohol are made and the science behind pairing it with food.” Based on the reviews of Maple End online, customers agree. One states, “Helpful, Courteous, Most knowledgeable on 100’s of wines. Can always suggest the perfect wine paring for your dinner.” Maple End Page Store, like many of CPSA’s members, is the perfect example of an independent package store where the owner puts their heart and soul into the business, providing the best customer experience to anyone that walks through the door.
Michael Andreo, Owner
Michael Andreo, Owner
Rated by CBS Connecticut as one of the “Best Liquor Stores in Connecticut,” Michael Andreo and his team have created a premiere shopping experience, with a huge variety of wine and liquor, and even an “encyclopedia” of craft beers with descriptions of the products. Putnam Plaza also offers a shipping service and a staff of well-trained new and veteran members to make sure every customer is taken care of. They have a great website where you can learn more about the services Putnam Plaza Super Liquors offers, and peruse their incredible selection of products.
Sarah Gersky, Owner
Sarah Gersky, Owner
The Cork Fine Wine & Spirits is no stranger to accolades. Voted “Best Liquor Store” by the Register Citizen, Sarah Gersky and her staff are always on top of the latest trends and can speak knowledgeably about that they sell. Customers online say, “I’ve been coming here for YEARS and cannot say enough about how awesome the staff is here. I’ve had so many of them shake my hand or talk beer enthusiastically with me. The best package store in Litchfield County, hands down.” and “Great staff- very helpful !!! Great selection of wine and beer, always have what I’m looking for!”. The Cork offers pre-ordering for in-store pickup, and even has a free app you can download to peruse their offerings on the go. For over thirteen years, Sarah and her staff work to make sure there is “something for everybody” at the Cork Fine Wine & Spirits.
Viren Patel, Owner
Viren Patel, Owner
Customers note the “best craft beer selection” and “friendly staff” at Baltic Wine & Spirits, and the pictures accompanying the reviews of the several fridges and shelves (as well as a walk-in fridge) of beer certainly reflect those sentiments. From local offerings such as Half Full Brewery, Two Roads and NEBCO, to imported beers from around the world and more- Viren and his staff have made sure there is a beer for every taste and occasion in stock. Also featured is a great selection of wine and liquor, and it is also noted online by a customer that the staff is always happy to help you find whatever you need. Conveniently located on the corner of Main Street and West Main Street in Baltic, it is a great store to visit for all of your adult beverage needs.
Maureen & Mark Abrahamson, Co-Owners
Maureen & Mark Abrahamson, Co-Owners
From ensuring great selection and service at their store, to supporting their community and other independently owned businesses across Connecticut, Maureen and her husband, Mark Abrahamson, put their heart and soul into everything they do. For 17 years, Maureen and Mark have worked not just to grow their business, but to cultivate partnerships and friendships in the community. In addition to the consistently high ratings from their customers, Mo’s Wine & Spirits has also been recognized by Fairfield County Weekly, as well as Moffley Media’s Best of the Gold Coast awards for “Best Liquor Store” and “Best Beer and Wine Selections,” among other accolades across retail liquor platforms.  Mark and Maureen also assisted in launching Fairfield’s “Buy Local” campaign, which was designed over several years to shed light on the many economic and social benefits of shopping local. Their dedication is also apparent in their store, where their unbeatable selection is further enhanced by their competitive prices.
Thomas Mulqueen III, Owner
Thomas Mulqueen III, Owner
“Huge selection and fantastic prices!” is one of many similar reviews of Thomas Mulqueen’s store, Hammonasset Package Store. Offering a huge selection of wine, beer and spirits, the store also frequently hosts tastings so customers have the opportunity to try before they buy.