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Maverik Liquor License

A group of three Sinagua Middle School Students walks towards the convenience store at the Maverik gas station on East Butler Avenue Tuesday afternoon shortly after dismissal from school. During a 30-minute period following dismissal Tuesday, fewer than a dozen of the school's more than 950 students stopped by the store on their way home.

Jake Bacon, Arizona Daily sun

The city of Flagstaff has confirmed that Maverik has not applied for a beer and wine license for its Butler Avenue store.

Aaron Simpson, a Maverik spokesperson, said the company decided against filing an application for a license for the store after receiving results from an online poll of the neighborhood.

The company polled residents after getting some questions from customers about why that particular store did not sell beer and wine. Simpson said the store got a nearly equal number of residents from the community taking the survey strongly for and strongly against selling beer and wine at the store. Flagstaff Unified School District's strong disapproval of the idea also factored into the decision, he said.

He said the company did reach out to both schools in the neighborhood and the city about the possibility of a permit before sending out the poll.

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Education/Business Reporter

Suzanne writes about education and business. She covers the local school district, charter schools and Northern Arizona University. She also writes the Sunday business features.

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