11 a.m., Dec. 15)
Orléans Farm Boy given go ahead to sell beer
By Fred Sherwin
all goes well, the Farm Boy on Tenth Line
Road will be selling six packs of beer by
this weekend. File photo
at the Farm Boy store on Tenth Line Road will soon be
able to buy a six pack of beer with their fruit, vegetables
and other groceries.
at the store were installing a display unit this morning
with the hope of selling beer by the weekend.
location is one of four grocery stores in Ottawa, and
60 across the province, that are being allowed to sell
beer as part of the initial roll out of the Liberal government's
initiative allowing beer sales at select grocery stores.
other three stores in Ottawa are the Loblaws College Square
Market, the Real Canadian Superstore in South Kanata,
and Browns Independent Grocer in Stittsville.
next suumer, the number of grocery stores selling beer
in Ontario will more than double and eventually grow to
over 450 locations. Aside from Farm Boy, the Real Canadian
Superstore on Innes Road, and all four Metro stores in
Orléans could eventually get in on the action.
are some limitations, however, besides only being able
to sell six packs, the stores must set aside at least
20 per cent of their shelf space for small craft brewers
sales must be limited to the same hours as the Beer Store,
which is between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. during the week and
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Prices will be the same as
at the LCBO.
new arrangement effectively breaks the de facto monopoly
The Beer Store has had on selling beer in the province
since the prohibition era of the 1920s.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)
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