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There's no shortage of booze but B.C. Liquor Stores set to reduce hours

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March 20, 2020 - 12:47 PM

B.C. Liquor Stores have announced a reduction in store hours but stress recently seen empty shelves are not an indication of a shortage of beer, wine and spirits in the province.

According to a B.C. government media release, B.C. Liquor Stores around the province will be reducing business hours in its stores as to today, March 20, to ensure staff have time to complete additional cleaning and help stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Stores will also be limiting the number of customers allowed in stores at a time.

The province reports an increase in sales and customers which has led to challenges in keeping shelves properly stocked. The release states: "There is no shortage of beer, wine and spirits in B.C."

Opening and closing times will differ from store to store, however, Liquor Stores located in shopping malls and other places where landlords are reducing hours will have to follow suit.

For more information go here.

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