With the emergence of the bottle shop, the cut-rate liquor store has fallen out of favor. Many a budget booze shop has folded to temptation, transforming into a fancy craft beer store. Not Zipps. The Seward stalwart has persisted through the sea change since opening in 1961, never compromising on quality or cost. Not only do they boast an impressive craft beer cellar, but their prices are well below those of specialty shops. Need a bomber of a freshly released sour ale and an $8 handle of plastic-bottle bourbon? Make one stop, and make it Zipps.
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