New Sobeys liquor store to open in Battleford Friday

By Roger White
December 7, 2017 - 5:00pm

After a year of zoning, plans, building and preparations the new Sobeys liquor store (SLGA) is set to open on Friday morning at 8 a.m.

Last November, the grocery store chain was the successful bidder to run the private liquor store; one of 39 public stores that became privately owned and one of 50 total new public stores in Saskatchewan.

"That is exciting to finally see it open up," said Town of Battleford Mayor Ames Leslie. "I know a lot of residents and people in the area have been waiting patiently for the doors to open."  

The mayor added the store should add to the local economy.

"It is a new business that is paying taxes in the community, and it will be a nice complement to that new area," he said.  

The mayor said the existing liquor store located on 22nd St. in downtown Battleford is expected to close in the near future now that the Sobeys liquor store is opening its doors.

"Part of the agreement with the provincial government is that once the private liquor stores have been opened that the government stores will shut down," Leslie said.  

The new SLGA is located is located at Battleford Crossing (located at Highway 4 and 29 St. in Battleford) near Tim Hortons and the Co-op Gas Bar.


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