The opening of this business was an almost 10-month process for owners Tong Shi and Fen Lin, who first rented the storefront in December with plans of opening in May. Difficulties with their landlord and a citation for falling bricks on the exterior of the building delayed the process, the first-time business owners said.
Last Monday, they finally opened.
The distributor stocks standards including like Miller Lite, Budweiser and Yuengling, in addition to craft beers from companies like Flying Fish, Victory, Dogfish Head and more. If your favorite beer isn’t carried at the store currently, the owners are willing to order it just for you.
Earlier this week, a customer came into the store looking for Narragansett, which the distributor does not currently carry. Fen Lin immediately put in an order for it, as they hope to cater to the wants and needs of those in the neighborhood as they work to grow their clientele.
In the future, Golden Coast also hopes to sell and deliver beer to local restaurants and bars.
In addition to beer, Golden Coast also carries snacks like candy, chips and gum. There is also a small case of non-alcoholic beverages like sodas and bottled iced coffees.
As an added incentive for regular customers, Golden Coast offers a rewards card. The more you buy, the more points you earn. After earning 100 points, you will get $2 back on your purchase.
The store originally planned to sell cigarettes and lottery tickets, but decided against both when it came to actually opening the store.
Golden Coast Beer Distributor is open 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. through 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 12 p.m. through 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, you can contact the store at 215-560-8251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Taylor Farnsworth, @tfarnsworth3