First anniversary for Invermere Liquor Store

The Invermere Liquor Store carries an extensive selection of competitively priced wine, beer and spirits

The Invermere Liquor Store has now been open for one year.

The Invermere Liquor Store has now been open for one year. — Photo courtesy Invermere Liquor Store

The Invermere Liquor Store, located just off Highway 93/95, celebrated its first anniversary on May 1. Owner Ryan Haynes said that the store has had a good year, with great support from the community.

Haynes said that thanks to changes in provincial regulations, he can price his merchandise lower than the government stores can. He believes that his emphasis on creating an interesting, educational shopping experience is helping to build loyalty among customers.

“We do samplings every Friday,” Haynes said, “and I have a sommelier on staff. My general manager has a background in food and beverage, and she’s taken a few levels of training in wine and spirits. Our people can actually assist and educate our customers.”

Though he’s a long-time Columbia Valley businessman, this is Haynes’s first business venture in Invermere.

“I’ve gotten to know some people, and it’s a fun part of our growth,” he said.

Marie Milner

Marie Milner is a writer and photographer for Kootenay Business magazine and several other publications. She appreciates the inspiration that she gets during her interviews and hopes to share that inspiration with you. View all of Marie Milner’s articles

Related articles

Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Invermere, Transportation “Calgary Connector” brings bus service connecting Invermere and Calgary

The new transit service is scheduled to run every other week Wednesdays and Thursdays starting on August 2nd.

Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Invermere Invermere’s Valley Echo shuts down after 64 years

The Invermere Valley Echo was founded in 1953.

Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality, Transportation Radium officials express disappointment that Classic Car Show is moving venues

The Show & Shine portion of the event will be moving from the Springs Course Driving Range to the Copper Point Golf Club's driving range.

View all Invermere articles

Comments