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Readers' Choice for Package Store? It's Hickey's Liquors

More than 500 people voted in this week's Readers' Choice competition, picking Hickey's Liquors as the best place to purchase beer, wine or liquor, in a narrow contest with JP 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

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, , 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 on Medway Road, which collected 35 votes in the poll.

In Hopkinton, as the best place to buy alcohol, while .

Next week, the Readers' Choice poll is regional choice for best entertainment venue. Voting begins at 9 a.m. Monday.

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