The intersection of Texoma Parkway and U.S. Highway 82 could soon be the home of a new liquor store.


The Sherman Planning & Zoning Commission recently approved a specific use permit and site plan for the proposed liquor store at 2520 Texoma Parkway, which is on the southwest corner of the Texoma Parkway and Hwy. 82 intersection. David Mangrum of Mangrum Commercial represented owners C Squared Automotive Inc., who is leasing the property to Harry Dhesi for the Texoma Liquor location, as the store will be called.


Commission Chairman Clay Mahone asked whether the property was formerly home to an auto parts store.


“It’s been ColorTile, it’s been NAPA and I think most recently it was Dennard’s Power Equipment,” Mangrum said.


The site plan for the property shows the Texoma Liquor location will be a 4,800-square-foot store.


The request was approved unanimously by the commission with no discussion, though commission member Eric Elliott was absent from the meeting. The request for the specific use permit will next have to be approved by the Sherman City Council.


The property was the sixth location the commission has granted a specific use permit for a liquor store since Sherman voters decided to make all alcohol sales legal in the city limits during a local option election last November. That change made it legal to operate a liquor store inside the city limits, though the city updated its requirements for a specific use permit to allow a liquor store in a commercial or manufacturing district in March of last year.


The previous specific use permits approved by the commission and the council were for liquor stores at 724 E. Hwy. 82, 1922 N. Grand St., 1711 North FM 1417, 2916 North U.S. Highway 75 and 1730 South FM 1417.