All Hail Bute Street Liquor Store!!
Might not be new to everyone here but it is to me.
The Signature store that formerly was on Alberni appears to have moved/morphed into a great new Bute St location.
Brightly (but not too brightly) lit shiny sparkling and well displayed it's a joy to shop in IMO the categories are better organised than the iconic Cambie St store.
PS-If you think we're overcharged for booze @ Govt stores take a trip through a Liquor Barn some sunny day.
BC Liquor store
1155 Bute St
the Government is overcharging because they set the prices, Liquor barn is just trying to make a profit, it buys its liquor from the BC government, so in order to make money they have to mark it up. Also the best selections of beers and wines in the city are at Liquor Barns, the one on 4th and Vine, Kitsilano Wine Cellar and the equivalent beer store on Broadway and Blenheim. Absolutely annihilate the Government stores on selection, they carry more than just the Bud, Pilsner, Smirnoff and Naked grape.
I've shopped there a couple times and sadly it seems that they're devoting even less space to craft beer than before :( I don't know how they can call it a Signature Store(!!!) because Cambie St. location has way more selection.
I was disappointed in it. It's bright and new but the selection of premium booze is noticeably smaller than what they had at Alberni/Thurlow.
I gather this is a reflection of the LCB's decision to push the mass market stuff even more.
Yes Liquor Barn on #3 Rd in Richmond-a clip joint extraordinaire if ever there was one.
One small example of out and out gouging-Gray Monk Rotberger
Liquor Barn #3 Rd Richmond BC price as of late July $20.99!!!
I think their tacky/flashy flier has put stars in your eyes-look @ the everyday prices-they are extortionate.