ITHACA, NY – On March 7, the sale of Northside Wine & Liquor to Danny Wegman’s stepdaughter Christina O’Hara was finalized.

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Northside Wine & Spirits located at 222 Elmira Road is now owned and operated by Christina O’Hara, Danny Wegman’s stepdaughter.

According to Northside’s general manager, no changes have been made in terms of personnel or the day-to-day operations of the the store.

The Ithaca Voice wrote about the impending sale back in September, amid concerns that Wegmans was attempting to skirt regulations about liquor store chains by having them been run by family members.

According to a Buffalo News report, Wegmans has engineered similar such arrangements in Buffalo, Syracuse and Binghamton.

Asked for comment, Wegmans vice president of media relations, confirmed the information:

The sale of Northside to Wild Vines & Spirits, Inc., a company owned by Christina O’Hara, was completed on March 7.  Ms. O’Hara is Danny Wegman’s stepdaughter.

Feature photo courtesy of Northside Wine & Spirits Facebook page. 

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Michael Smith

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