Kitsilano Wine Cellar to carry beer and spirits with proposed expansion of Vancouver store

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      There’s going to be more than vino at the Kitsilano Wine Cellar.

      The owners of the Vancouver liquor store have applied before city hall to expand the current shop at 2239 West 4th Avenue.

      The extension will allow the store more space and bring in beer and spirits.

      The Kitsilano Wine Cellar is owned Alcanna, an Edmonton-based company that retails wine, spirits, beer, and cannabis.

      The application for a development permit was filed by Thrive Advisors, a liquor and cannabis consulting agency.

      “Recently under the policy directive issued in July 2020 the Liquor Cannabis Regulation Branch permitted Wine license holders to apply to the province to convert the Wine License to a License Retail Store License (LRS) this now allows the applicant to bring in all types of product, rather than just the wine they were permitted to sell previously,” the consulting company wrote in a letter to the city.

      “As such,” Thrive Advisors continued, “the space needs to be enlarged to allow for a full range of product availability to the store’s consumers.”

      The expansion takes up the adjacent retail space to the east addressed 2235 West 4th Avenue.

      The development will grow the footprint of Kitsilano Wine Cellar to 5,448 square feet.

      The city will receive comments from the public about the application until November 2.