Construction was kicked off today on a new 534,000-square-foot liquor distribution centre. Building the new facility will help the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission to maintain high levels of service within Alberta’s liquor supply chain and keep costs down for the industry.
“Customer service is top of mind for the AGLC with the new liquor distribution facility. Improved operations on the supply end will mean better services to the industry. This will ensure Alberta consumers are served well too.”
- Bill Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer
The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) will allow bars, restaurants and lounges in the City of Calgary to begin liquor service at 8 a.m. during the Stampede (July 5-13). Liquor service can start at 7 a.m. on parade day (July 4).
There is no requirement to apply for this particular extension. Licensees will continue to be expected to offer service in a socially responsible way to ensure the safety of their patrons.
The AGLC will evaluate this pilot in discussions with licensees, law enforcement and other liquor industry stakeholders. The feedback received will be used to inform the AGLC’s future review of Alberta’s liquor laws and policies. If a group is holding a special event, they still need to apply for a liquor licence. Hours for special events are determined on a case by case basis.
Provincial and municipal partners in Grande Prairie have teamed up to help liquor licensed premises raise operating standards through Best Bar None program.
“Best Bar None is a great opportunity for liquor licensed establishments to adopt some of the industry’s best practices and learn how to be more proactive in their operations,” says Bill Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission. “I encourage all eligible venues to take part in the program and show their patrons the commitment to great customer service and safety.”
At the awards ceremony, held on June 10 in Calgary, 33 bars, clubs, pubs and lounges received Best Bar None accreditation for their commitment to top service standards. The venues that went above and beyond in their commitment to make the city's nightlife both safe and fun also won trophies.