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Byline: John Sharp
June 06--PEORIA -- Stan Komen has seen a lot of trends come and go in the package liquor business during the 43 years he's been operating from his independent Central Peoria store.
One of the biggest challenges, he said Tuesday, is being able to operate a small business selling liquor against retail giants such as Walgreen's and Walmart.
So if the city of Peoria decides to change its package liquor license classification, he hopes officials take into consideration the small business owner.
"Some accommodation will be needed if they want to achieve small business growth," Komen said, noting that his business pays the same annual liquor license fee as Walgreen's, $1,650 a year.
But it's some of the small liquor stores in Peoria which are causing problems, leading the city's Police Department to virtually oppose any new package liquor license pitched by a …