7-Eleven applying for licence to serve alcohol indoors in Ontario stores
Published February 14, 2021 at 2:13 pm
If you’ve ever pondered what it would be like to get drinks at a 7-Eleven, that idea may just become reality at some point in the future.
The Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) recently reported that 61 7-Eleven locations across Ontario have entered the public notice phase for Liquor Sales Licence Applications.
AGCO specified that the applications are for an indoor area to consume alcohol (when Emergency Orders permit), similar to a bar area in an establishment.
“Given its current business model, 7-Eleven would not be eligible to offer takeout and delivery of liquor with food orders,” AGCO said.
Users on Twitter reacted with (understandable) confusion and amusement at the idea of a 7-Eleven bar:
The designated drinking area in each 7-11 will be called 'The Rock Bottom Lounge'.
— Deefidicus (@Deefidicus) February 12, 2021
I recommend the Coke Slurpee with a quintuple shot of Jack in it. Refreshing buzz/brain freeze action.
— Oakville Critic (@OakvilleCritic) February 13, 2021
— Trina Fraser (@trinafraser) February 14, 2021
It’s unknown at this time when the 7-Eleven locations will begin selling alcohol (assuming the application goes through), but we’ll definitely be keeping an eye out.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies