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Mason City welcomes liquor and tobacco store to North Federal Avenue


This news story was published on March 17, 2016.
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Francis "Bob" Gill

Francis “Bob” Gill

MASON CITY – Mason City’s newest liquor store is conveniently located on North Federal Avenue near downtown and waiting for you to stop in.

New Don Liquor & Tobacco recently opened at 719 North Federal Avenue, just a couple blocks north of the Fareway grocery store. It is owned and operated by Francis “Bob” Gill, a naturalized citizen from India who has been in America for over a decade.

Francis is an aspiring entrepreneur who says he is very excited to open his new store.  He is rapidly filling his store shelves and coolers with lots of different liquors, soft drinks, tobacco products and cigarettes – sold at the the state minimum prices.

“I’m very glad to be here,” Francis told NIT Wednesday afternoon.  “I know this location will be successful, and I already have some great customers.”

Francis says he’s excited about the new developments coming to downtown Mason City and is sure that will benefit him and other nearby businesses.

“How can it not benefit?” Francis says.  “I’m just glad to be open and I look forward to everyone stopping in to chat and pick up whatever they need.”

New Don Liquor & Tobacco is open Monday through Saturday 9 AM to 2 AM and Sunday 10 AM to 1 AM.

You can also call the store at 319-521-0340.

Visit and “like” New Don Liquor & Tobacco Facebook page for specials and updates.

Cigarette display at New Don Liquor and Tobacco

Cigarette display at New Don Liquor and Tobacco

A small sample of the large selection of alcohol available in the store

A small sample of the large selection of alcohol available in the store

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10 Responses to Mason City welcomes liquor and tobacco store to North Federal Avenue

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 26, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Glad to see a new local business on the north end. I’m an occasional drinker, but I play the lottery. I will pop in and get a couple tickets. Might be a lucky spot. Good luck Mr. Gill, and welcome to the neighborhood .

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    Bob gill Reply Report comment

    March 26, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    Thanks everybody

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    Katie Reply Report comment

    March 24, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Glad I quit smoking when cigs where $5/carton!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 24, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Thanks

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 18, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Good competition – Glad I gave up alky.

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    March 18, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Not much parking available in that location.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 18, 2016 at 4:59 am

    in that location he will probably sell a lot of “rollin papers”

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    Frank Reply Report comment

    March 17, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    I too will stop in and check it out. I love it when people come to this country and work hard to chase their dreams!

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    March 17, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Good luck on your new business, and helping to fill the north end void. I’m not a daily drinker but I will stop in to see what you’ve done to the place.