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Kamloops grocery store closer to having wine on the shelf

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May 04, 2016 - 2:31 PM

KAMLOOPS - B.C. wines got a little bit closer to showing up at a Kamloops grocer.

An application for Save-on-Foods on Summit Drive to be able to sell wine will be reviewed at the May 17 council meeting, city development supervisor Eric Beach says. Council approved a motion at their May 3 regular meeting to notify the public about the upcoming zoning variance.

Beach says the discussion will take place at the regular council meeting instead of public hearing, but residents will still have an opportunity to respond, either in person or correspondence. He has previously said if the application is approved the store will be allowed to stock wine immediately after, meaning wine could be on the shelves by the end of May.

If approved, the Save-on-Foods will be allowed to sell wine despite being close to a B.C. liquor store. A city bylaw requires a one kilometre distance between liquor retailers.

The application states the grocery store will only sell wine fermented from B.C. plant products, honey or milk; cider made from B.C. plant products and sake made from B.C. grown rice.

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