That trip to the hair dresser, spa, or bookstore could get a lot more relaxing starting next year.
The province is now offering more businesses the ability to serve booze.
The government is rolling out yet another of what they are calling the plan to modernize B.C.’s liquor laws that was first announced in 2014.
MLA responsible, John Yap, says the latest move will see businesses like barbers, hair salons and art galleries able to serve their clients starting in January.
“Customers will have more opportunities to enjoy some of the world class wines and craft beers that we know and love that are created right here in British Columbia.”
Businesses will have to work with their municipality as well as the province to get liquor licenses.
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Barber Matty Conrad is one business owner hoping to get a liquor license when the application process starts in January.
“The most common comment I get in here is you know, I love this place but you know what it’s missing? You know it’s missing a beer, or, I would love to have a drink.”
Today’s announcement is one of 42 liquor law changes the province announced back in 2014.
The first change announced 18 months ago was to allow grocers to sell B.C. wine.
To date only 12 do.