Before the dust has settled in the February SLGA sales permit auctions, plans are well under way for the development of the new retail liquor outlet in Humboldt. At Monday night’s Humboldt City Council Meeting, Council gave approval to a discretionary use application giving the go ahead for the Humboldt Co-op’s proposed new store. The 4,400 square foot outlet is planned for a portion of land owned by the Co-op adjacent to the existing food store. A City of Humboldt recommendation report notes that the land in question is designated a C2 commercial zoned, hence the need for the discretionary use application. 

Protective Services Manager Mike Kwasnica noted that the store would be regulated under the Liquor and Gaming authority in the province. The sales permit was secured earlier in the year through the Co-op’s private purchase of the liquor sales permit from the Pioneer Hotel. 

Residents within 75 metres of the property where the store is to be built were contacted. No one attended the public hearing to speak to the intent and the City Manager indicated no correspondence on the matter had been received. 

Council approved the application allowing for the development of the new outlet. Construction is slated to begin this spring.