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Reading vape store bids for alcohol sales

August 27, 2022

The owner of Top Choice Gadgets in Market Place, Reading has applied to sell alcohol. (Photo: James Aldridge, Local Democracy Reporting Service)

By James Aldridge, Local Democracy Reporter

The owner of a tech and vape store in Reading town centre has applied to sell alcohol.

Hardeep Singh, from Top Choice Gadgets, wants to sell acohol including beer, wine and spirits from his store in Market Place.

The drinks would be sold for consumption off the premises from 8am to 11pm Monday to Sunday.

While Mr Singh has applied for the sale of alcohol in these hours, the store is currently open from 11am to 7.30pm each day.

The small store opened recently, and currently sells gadget repairs, vapes and screen protectors for phones.

Vape brands on sale include Smok, Elf Bar, Twelve Monkeys, Riot Squad, Nasty Juice and more.

Its ‘you break we fix’ service involves mobile phone, laptop and computer repairs, screen replacements and unlocking.

Additionally, Top Choice Gadgets can buy phones from customers, and sells accessories such as chargers and ear phones.