The sleepy Langley neighbourhood of Aldergrove isn’t well known for many things. It’s home to one of the few remaining outdoor drive-in movie theatres, which is pretty cool. And its quaint little border crossing is a nifty way to avoid the lineups at Peace Arch or 172nd. A couple episodes of the X-Files were filmed out there, too, I’m told.
However, it might be worth a road trip out to the Valley, if only to visit the newly-opened Liquor on 248th, which is billing itself as the largest private liquor store in the province.
That’s right, Aldergrove is now home to the single largest retail liquor store in B.C. Suck it, other towns!
The store is owned by local retail cooperative Otter Co-op, which is making its first foray into beer and wine. Liquor on 248th boasts 10,000 sq.-ft. of retail space carrying than 1,000-plus different wine labels and hundreds of local and imported craft beers. The store features two in-house sommeliers (no word yet on a cicerone), one of the largest walk-in beer coolers in B.C., a private tasting room and even private wine lockers. The store also hosts regular beer, wine and spirit tastings, and will be doing regular in-store booze and food events, too.
“We will be providing our guests with a well-curated selection that includes local and import wines, craft beer, and hard-to-find spirits,” manager Brett Hertzog told the Aldergrove Star last month.
For more info, check out their website at LiquorOn248th.com.