Business Q&A: Edgemere Discount Wine & Spirits

This store has been in business for more than 50 years.

Name of Business:

Address: 12 Hartford Tpke.

Owner: Lou DeSantis

Years in business: DeSantis has owned Edgemere Discount Wine & Spirits for 10 years, but previously worked many years in the liquor industry at the corporate level.

When was the business started: The business was started in 1950.

Reside: Shrewsbury

Family: DeSantis is married and has four children.

Like best about owning/running this business: "I'm my own boss," he said.

Like least: "The recession."

Where you see yourself five years from now: DeSantis said, hopefully, he will be retired in five years either in Honduras or Carson City, NV. Honduras is a "great place to dive and fish," he said.

Facebook/Twitter: Edgemere Discount Wine & Spirits does not currently have a Facebook page or Twitter account.

Favorite book/movie/song: DeSantis said he enjoyed the book The Alchemist. He also enjoys sport fishing, hiking, scuba diving, skiing and travel.

Advice for someone new to the business: "Do your homework," he said. "Go into a business that you know something about and you will succeed."

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on the latest Shrewsbury news, or simply hit the "like" button at the top of this page. If you'd like to receive the daily newsletter with our top stories, click here.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »