DaveCo Liquor Store

DaveCo Liquors in 2016

DaveCo is a liquor store in Thornton, Colorado, United States that has been named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest liquor store in the world.[1]

DaveCo became the subject of news coverage when the Colorado state government threatened to shut it down due to violations of state liquor laws in early 2010.[2]

The owner, Hani D. "Henry" Sawaged, pleaded guilty to a felony racketeering charge and will never be allowed to run a liquor store in Colorado again. He was sentenced to two years' probation and ordered to pay $1.31 million in restitution. His brothers, Ghassan D. Sawaged and Bassam D. Sawaged, pleaded guilty to theft and failure to file a tax return. They served a one-year deferred sentence and were ordered to jointly pay $200,000 in restitution. Other charges against Hani Sawaged—including theft, computer crime and tax evasion—were dropped in exchange for his guilty plea to the most serious charge.[3][4]