Newest agency liquor store opens Aug. 1
© Guardian photo by Dave Stewart
David Cooper, who owns and operates Coopers Red & White in Eldon, expects to start selling beer, wine and spirits on Wednesday.
Staff at Cooper's Red & White in Eldon were busy Tuesday and are back at it again today stocking the shelves with beer, wine and spirits.
The section of the store selling liquor measures 16 feet by 27 feet.
David Cooper, who owns and operates the Eldon convenience store, said his liquor licence kicks in Wednesday and that's when he expects to start selling it.
The P.E.I. Liquor Control Commission board recently approved a number of businesses across the province after they responded to requests for proposals issued looking for privately owned businesses interested in operating agency liquor stores.
Other agency stores include Mel's Petro-Canada on St. Peter's Road, the convenience store in Kinkora as well as sites in Cavendish and the Murray Harbour-Murray River area.
Location, parking, wheelchair accessibility and any renovations that would be needed and how quickly those renovations could be completed all played a part in the decision-making process.
Agency stores will purchase alcohol from the province and will be paid a royalty for the sale of the liquor in their stores.
They will all carry a core list of products, to be determined by the PEILCC and changed as local markets dictate.