Published today in the Victoria Times Colonist:
Some private liquor-store operators in Greater Victoria are worried about tougher competition from government-owned establishments.
Stacey Brennan, manager of the 10-year-old Hillside Liquor Store on Shelbourne Street, says her store has seen purchases decline by 15 per cent since April. That’s when rules changed to allow provincially owned liquor stores to operate on Sundays and holidays and for extended hours. They are also now allowed to sell refrigerated products.