YOLANDE DU PREEZ
Shoprite Checkers Fish Hoek has applied for a liquor licence after the Western Cape Liquor Licensing Tribunal (LLT) granted Pick n Pay a licence to sell alcohol, following an appeal, (“End of an era,” Echo, December 13 2018).
“Due to a recent judgement handed down by the High Court, Fish Hoek can now also have an off consumption liquor licence in what was previously a dry town,” the application read.
Should the application be approved, the bottle store, Shoprite Liquorshop, will be situated opposite its current premises in Triangle Court on the corner of First and Dunster Avenue.
According to the application, the placing of a bottle store adjacent to the supermarket will not only be in the public interest but would also result in a better distribution of liquor and would contribute towards making the supermarket and adjacent centre a one-stop shopping centre.
Donald Moore of Dry Fish Hoek said it was inevitable that once one licence had been granted there would be more applications.
“The fact that one has been granted does not necessarily mean that every application must be granted,” he said.
Mr Moore said he would object to the application once it was advertised and the public participation process was open.
“ I will do all I can to drive a campaign to get as many Fish Hoek residents to lodge objections to the application,” he said.
Fish Hoek designated liquor officer, Warrant Officer, Peter Middelton, confirmed that an application had been received on Thursday May 30.
Read the full story in the Echo on Thursday June 6.