MEET THE TEAM
Mike is the 3rd generation owner of Thomas Liquors. He is the backbone of this store. His commitment to his employees, neighborhood and community are well known. His wine expertise and his memory of what you purchased last year is amazing. You may forget — he does not.
His wine travels have taken him far and wide in the hunt for that perfect bottle. He was also chosen by Market Watch as Retailer of the Year in 2013.
Our store manager and specialty wine buyer, started working at Thomas Liquors in 2007. Peter has completed his certified sommelier studies with the Court of Master Sommeliers, The International Sommelier Guild and The Wine and Spirits Education Trust (Advanced). More importantly, Peter is very passionate about sharing his interests in wine, food and travel with anyone willing to listen.
You can usually find him in the shop, atlas in hand, planning his next trip to a vineyard far away. Recently named “Most Trusted Retail Wine Consultant” 2018 Twin Cities Wine Awards.
Joe 'Fitty' Fitzpatrick
Joe “Fitty” Fitzpatrick has been a friend of the Thomas family since his childhood. After graduating from St. John’s and working for a beer distributor for a year, Fitty joined the Thomas Liquor team in 1998 as the beer manager. Since then, he lived and worked in Australia and New Zealand before rejoining the Thomas team permanently.
He has travelled extensively exploring beer and wine throughout the country and the world. Fitty’s favorite part of the job is talking beer with any and every customer!
Nick Thomas is the son of Mike, and the 4th generation Thomas to join the family business. He grew up in the business.
After college, Nick spent 3 years as a sales consultant at Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, where he honed his craft and was chosen Salesperson of The Year. Upon leaving there he moved to California to work the 2019 harvest in Sonoma County, and then to Australia for further wine development.
He is back at 1941 Grand Ave and making changes daily. He is excited to prove what his generation has to offer.
Tammy has held many titles and had many responsibilities over the years, but as of late she’s working mostly behind the scenes doing banking, billing, errands, and taking care of Bernie, to name a few.
She loves family more than anything and is a natural caregiver who treats every employee and customer like family.
Jim and Judy Thomas
Jim and Judy Thomas have been the backbone of our business for years. Jim took over from his dad in the 1950’s, and Judy stepped in while raising a family of five. Jim is the brains, and Judy is the one who does most of the hugging, and to the disdain of her employees, created “Judy Jobs” for those who were bored. Their customers are now their friends. Their joy is to watch their son and his son take on the responsibility of continuing their work. This is a family business that they are proud of.
The mascot at Thomas Liquor is the dog extraordinaire, Bernie. Bernie can be found at work on the days he isn’t too tired. He sleeps in everyone’s way and will accept treats at any cost. Customers have been known to visit the store just to see Bernie and not buy a thing. Bernie is a rock star on the days he isn't too tired, which unfortunately is most these days.
1941 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Mon - Thurs: 9am to 8pm
Fri - Sat: 9am to 9pm
Sunday: 11am to 5pm