Celebratory spirit

Topside Wine & Spirits holds grand opening

Customers may never see what lies beneath Topside Wine & Spirits, but owners Darrell Tipton and Jarrod Cruze are sure they will appreciate the basement in a big way. In addition to the 4,000 square foot showroom that houses the new liquor store’s wine and spirits, there is another 4,000 square feet of warehouse space underneath.

“It’s important that we provide our customer with the products they want at great prices,” said owner Jarrod Cruze. “To do so, we have a 4,000 square foot showroom and another 4,000 square feet of warehouse space. This allows us to stock a large variety of all products. We are able to do volume purchases that allow us to offer volume pricing.”

For example, Topside has more than 80 types of vodka.

Owner Darrell Tipton added that the store’s location is a great benefit. “We were very excited when Alcoa selected us to receive a permit,” said Tipton. “We chose to locate here, just off Pellissippi Parkway on Topside Road. Not only are we convenient to residents of Alcoa, Louisville and Friendsville, our location is easy access with no traffic hassle for everyone who travels the Pellissippi Parkway and, as we all know, nearly everyone travels the Pellissippi.”

Joel Williams is general manager and he praised the team assembled at Topside. “What we want to deliver at Topside Wine & Spirits is your favorite shopping experience by providing excellent selection, pricing and service. Our knowledgeable, helpful and courteous staff is the vehicle that makes that happen,” said Williams.

Wine manager Suzanne Brown said she is always looking for vintages to recommend to Topside customers.

“As the wine manager, my objective is to stock the showroom and red room with wines our customers want and that, when selected, will provide the buyer with a memorable experience, be it casual dining or that most special occasion.”

The building was designed by Sterling Engineering. Contractors were Best & Hord.

Topside Wine & Spirits is located at 2037 Topside Road, off Interstate 140, Pellissippi Parkway.

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