Thrifty Foods on the corner of Quadra and Cook Street has been granted a license to sell alcohol within the store. The first such license in Greater Victoria since new B.C. liquor laws went into effect last April .
Thrifty Foods confirms the location has received a license to sell liquor, a spokesman for the grocery chain tells CTV News it’s too early to say what that means for the store.
The address for the location is listed on the Ministry of Justice’s Liquor Control And Licensing Branch website and is the only Victoria property listed as a “proposed store location.”
Stores can qualify for a license if they’re a minimum of 10,000 square feet with at least 70 per cent of sales coming from food products.
Grocery stores can only sell booze as long as there are no other liquor outlets within a one-kilometre radius and it must be sold by designated cashiers who are trained in Serving It Right.
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