The site for the new ABC store in Cashiers has been decided. At Monday’s meeting of commissioners, David Noland one of three members of the Jackson County ABC Board had this to report; “Your ABC Board has signed a lease agreement today on a site for an ABC store in Cashiers”. The lease is for a piece of property around 4.5 acres on highway 64 in Cashiers directly across from the Ingles supermarket. Mr. Noland confirmed it is a ten year lease agreement with two five year lease renewal options. The landowner will build a four thousand square foot facility to the ABC board’s specifications. For the first year of the lease the monthly rent will be two thousand dollars and then rise to three thousand in the second year. Keeping with state ABC regulations the ABC board now has to erect a sign on the property for thirty days indicating that it is a site for a future ABC store, during that thirty days the state ABC board will visit and inspect the site and after that time period the board will vote to either approve or disapprove that site. Mr. Noland expects that the Jackson County ABC board will have the states approval by mid July and has a tentative time line regarding the completion and opening of the new store around eight months form now. Mr. Noland concluded his presentation to the Jackson County commissioners by saying the following; “This is the best option we looked at for the long haul, especially considering location, quality, and cost. We believe this will result in a store that the commissioners, the county, and the Cashiers community will be pleased with”.