(Mar. 26/14) Diners on P.E.I. can now buy Island-made beverage alcohol to go from a restaurant. The P.E.I. Liquor Control Commission (PEILCC) introduced this new feature on March 1, with the following conditions:
- customers must eat a full meal before purchasing alcohol to go;
- customers can buy liquor up to pre-set limits;
- operators can sell alcohol to go between 9 a.m. and midnight; and
- restaurants must get a special licence from PEILCC.
Jamie MacLeod, Director of Corporate Services at Province of P.E.I., said feedback from manufacturers and restaurant owners has been positive. He noted these restrictions are in place to ensure patrons don’t walk in and out of a restaurant with an unlimited amount of alcohol.
Restaurants Canada supported and endorsed these new rules. We will continue to lobby for liquor licensing regulations that make it easier for our members to serve alcohol in a responsible and profitable way.