Sorry, urbanites. There’s one more Metro Vancouver grocery retailer who will be selling wine, but, like its regional predecessor, it’s out in South Surrey.
he brand new Real Canadian Superstore (located on 160th near Morgan Crossing and Grandview Corners) has introduced wine sales as of Tuesday, November 15. The store now stocks hundreds of British Columbia wines.
“British Columbians come to our stores looking for outstanding flavours and meal inspiration,” said Greg Ramier, Senior Vice President, Loblaw Companies Limited in a news release. “Today we offer them increased convenience and choice with a wide selection of BC wine on our shelves.
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Save-on-Foods’ South Surrey store was the first grocery store in BC to make wine available on their shelves in April 2015. There are now a few other stores in the Metro Vancouver area that allow the sales, however in December 2015, the City of Vancouver voted against allowing grocery store liquor sales.
Proponents of the “no” vote believe there is adequate access to liquor in Vancouver, and, of course, we don’t need alcohol to have a good time. Hey, at least we have Happy Hour.