Stockmen’s Liquor takes top honors in Best of Moffat County |

Stockmen’s Liquor takes top honors in Best of Moffat County

Lori Gillam leans out the drive-thru window at Stockmen's Liquor store.
Noelle Leavitt Riley

Lori and Lennie Gillam decided to buy Stockmen’s Liquor 14 years ago so they could spend more time together.

“We wanted a business where we could be together,” Lori said. “To each other, we’re the most important things in our lives.”

You could call it a love story or perhaps just wise business, but the couple is doing something right, as they won Best Liquor Store in the 2016 Best of Moffat County competition.

“We have some awesome customers. They take care of us,” Lori said.

And Lori and Lennie take care of them too, offering a point system for each purchase. For every dollar spent, customers get points. Once they reach $100 — or 100 points — they receive a $5 discount.

Additionally, the liquor store offers huge discounts on bulk beer each weekend, making it an affordable place to shop, Lori highlighted.

“We buy quantity, so they can get the better deals,” she said.

Lennie also works full-time as the director of Moffat County facilities, but he steps in and helps Lori when needed.

“I make most of the decisions. It’s kind of my baby,” Lori said.

Prior to the couple buying Stockmen’s Liquor, Lori worked as a Colorado State Patrol dispatcher, she said.

But the liquor store offers her and Lennie more time together, and the summer keeps them busy.

They recently hired two more part-time employees to help with the increased business.

In total, excluding themselves, Lennie and Lori employ nine people.

Lori said they treat their employees and customers like family.

Contact Noelle Leavitt Riley at 970-875-1790 or Contact Noelle Leavitt Riley at 970-875-1790 or or follow her on Twitter @noelleleavitt.Contact Noelle Leavitt Riley at 970-875-1790 or or follow her on Twitter @noelleleavitt.

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