Opportunities open for private liquor stores in Sask.

By Lisa Schick/CJME News Staff
July 19, 2016 - 8:42am

It's the first step to another five private liquor stores in the province.

On Monday, the provincial government released the request for proposals (RFP) for private liquor stores in Yorkton, Kindersley, Melville, Lloydminster, and Moose Jaw. The requests close Aug. 30.

These the latest in the 50 RFPs the province will release this summer and fall. Originally 52 either new stores or Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) stores were to turn to private, but Prince Albert declined an additional store and the current SLGA liquor store in Melfort will keep operating until its lease expires in 2019.

The RFPs for two stores in Regina, and another three in Saskatoon were put out earlier this month. One store in Regina is new, the second will replace the Broad St. liquor store. Similarly, one store in Saskatoon will be new while two others will replace the Market Mall and 20th St. locations. These requests close Aug. 8.

The proposals are listed at SaskTenders.ca. The winners will also have to qualify for a provincial liquor license.

 

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