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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 03:18 PM

The Quadra Street Thrifty's store has been granted a license to sell alcohol. It's the first grocery store in the region to have this license, I believe. There are no immediate plans for the start of sales but it will likely start this year.


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#2 Rob Randall

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 03:22 PM

^That would be the Quadra/Cloverdale. Good, there is no place to buy hootch in that neighbourhood.
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#3 Mike K.

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 03:24 PM

That's where Cook and Cloverdale meet up, and Thrifty's is on the Cook side. But yeah, that's the one. This is a great step in the right direction.


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#4 Bingo

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 03:46 PM

^That would be the Quadra/Cloverdale. Good, there is no place to buy hootch in that neighbourhood.

 

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 05:30 PM

That's the only grocery store in the region that meets the 1km rule right? You have to be 1km from a current liquor store to qualify.

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 05:55 PM

Don't they have to sell just bc wine too?

#7 RoadRunner

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 07:18 PM

Don't they have to sell just bc wine too?

 

Looks like they could sell other types of booze too...

 

http://www.cfax1070....-to-sell-liquor

 

"It is unclear whether it will opt for the “store within a store” model that allows for beer, wine and liquor sales, or if it will stock only B.C. wine on its shelves.

Changes to B.C. liquor laws went into effect last April that meant grocery stores could offer up wine and beer, but it must be sold by designated cashiers who are trained in Serving It Right.'"


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Posted 07 January 2016 - 07:52 PM

The Quadra Street Thrifty's store has been granted a license to sell alcohol. It's the first grocery store in the region to have this license, I believe. There are no immediate plans for the start of sales but it will likely start this year.

 

Great, being an alcoholic can be so time consuming in itself



#9 Bingo

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 09:03 PM

Will the store have certain hours for selling booze or will it be open all night like they are for groceries?

I would think you would need a separate till for booze only, and tills for groceries only.



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Posted 07 January 2016 - 09:26 PM

Will the store have certain hours for selling booze or will it be open all night like they are for groceries?

I would think you would need a separate till for booze only, and tills for groceries only.

Haven't you got the hint yet nobody cares about regulations in this town.



#11 Rob Randall

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 11:07 PM

Haven't you got the hint yet nobody cares about regulations in this town.


You're thinking of Victoria. This store is over the border in Saanich where the cops have zero tolerance for alcohol. Heck, even the mayor gets two breathalyzers for driving dead sober.
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Posted 14 April 2016 - 03:40 PM

Thrifty Foods is officially in the liquor business.

The Victoria-based subsidiary of Sobeys has finalized a deal to buy Metro Liquor locations at Tuscany Village and University Heights Shopping Centre in Saanich.

- See more at: http://www.timescolo...h.em9eBZuO.dpuf



#13 Matt R.

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 07:49 PM

... but they bought the Local liquor store in Ganges about a year and a half ago.

 

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#14 Sparky

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 09:13 PM

Thrifty Foods in Coquitlam is closing at the end of this month.



#15 lanforod

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 09:15 PM

Thrifty Foods in Coquitlam is closing at the end of this month.

Yeah, I don't understand that particular one. It's a good one, in a good location, I used to live right by it. Next closest grocery is at least 5 minutes drive away, I think, maybe No Frills slightly closer than that.



#16 JanionGuy

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 09:30 PM

Thrifty Foods in Coquitlam is closing at the end of this month.

Is it closing, or is Sobey's rebranding that location?


Edited by JanionGuy, 14 April 2016 - 09:31 PM.


#17 Mr_E_Squirrel

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 09:31 PM

 

Thrifty Foods is officially in the liquor business.

The Victoria-based subsidiary of Sobeys has finalized a deal to buy Metro Liquor locations at Tuscany Village and University Heights Shopping Centre in Saanich.

- See more at: http://www.timescolo...h.em9eBZuO.dpuf

 

Same exact article and picture here.. so if you have used your 10 TC visits for the month before that grey out blocker.... :)

 

https://www.biv.com/...-vancouver-isl/


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#18 lanforod

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 09:40 PM

Is it closing, or is Sobey's rebranding that location?

http://www.tricityne...il-25-1.2156493



#19 sdwright.vic

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 05:11 AM

Is it closing, or is Sobey's rebranding that location?


It's becoming a Save-On Foods.
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#20 Bingo

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 05:28 AM

That's the only grocery store in the region that meets the 1km rule right? You have to be 1km from a current liquor store to qualify.

So how is it that Thriftys can have a liquor outlet at Tuscany Village as well as at University Heights, as that's not one km apart? Will they close one of them?



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