Joanne MacMillan, manager of the new liquor store at Founders Hall, displays some of the Island-made product that is available for sale there.
©Guardian photo by Heather Taweel
Island residents and visitors can now shop for Island-made products at a newly opened liquor agency store located in Founders’ Hall on the Charlottetown waterfront.
“This is a great opportunity to showcase what this province has to offer not only to visitors but to Prince Edward Island residents as well,” Tourism Minister Robert Henderson, minister responsible for the P.E.I. Liquor Control Commission, says.
“Our province is proud to be home to a variety of beer, wine and spirit producers, many of whose products have been recognized nationally and internationally for their quality.”
Liquor agency locations in Prince Edward Island are appointed through a request for proposal (RFP) process. It was through this means that the Charlottetown Harbour Authority was deemed the successful respondent.
“We consider this to be a unique opportunity to showcase some of what the province has to offer,” said Stan MacPherson, chairman of the board of the Charlottetown Harbour Authority.
“All indications suggest 2014 to be a banner year for tourism and with so much taking place on the Charlottetown waterfront, this new enterprise will benefit from an increase in traffic, notwithstanding the over 100,000 passengers and crew expected this season.”
This seasonal outlet, an expansion to the existing gift shop, will operate from May through to October and should prove a welcome addition to the existing main floor Founders’ Hall offerings, which include the Charlottetown Visitor Information Centre, Reserve it Now Kiosk and Birthplace Pavilion interactive museum, as well as one of the city’s newest lobster restaurants.