Hickey's Liquors is the choice of Milford Patch readers for best place to buy beer, wine or liquor, ending another cose contest between two establishments.
Hickey's, which moved this year to a larger, stand-alone shop on East Main Street, nudged out JP Liquors following a tie-breaking count of comments and reviews.
Hickey's won the popular poll, with 210 votes of the 541 cast, or 38 percent of the total, by the 9 a.m. deadline. JP Liquors, on South Main Street, collected 200 votes, or 36 percent.
JP's, however, collected the most points for positive reviews on its business listing, after readers posted six during the poll window, to five for Hickey's.
This put the two package stores into a tie-breaking count of positive reviews, and positive comments on the Readers' Choice story. The final tally? Eleven positive reviews and comments for Hickeys, versus 10 for JP's by the 9 a.m. deadline.
Coming in third place was Liquor World, on Medway Road, which collected 35 votes in the poll.
Next week, the Readers' Choice poll is regional choice for best entertainment venue. Voting begins at 9 a.m. Monday.