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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."

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