Who we are

Central Avenue Liquors is an independent, locally-owned business, managed by a husband and wife team from Northeast Minneapolis. We value integrity, believe that focusing locally and acting locally builds a stronger community. What we value is prominently displayed on our central avenue awnings.


Central Avenue Liquors has been on the avenue since the early 1980’s. Through a series of unlikely, unexpected events, we purchased the business and building in 2008. The subsequent years brought new business systems, new roof, boilers, windows… In 2013, we converted old storage space to a new “brew room” boasting a new 15 door microbrew cooler, tasting bar and increasing the sales floor by 20%, making us the largest, northeast owned liquor / beer shop.