Super Liquor wants to open a bottle shop in the old Summer Sessions store, next to Jin Jin restaurant.
An application to open a Super Liquor store in Matakana has led to a storm of protest from local residents, businesses and the Matakana Community Group (MCG).
News broke on social media early last week that G1 and Co. Limited of Auckland wants to open a bottle shop in the former Summer Sessions store in Matakana Valley Road, with dozens of residents quickly rallying to object to Auckland Council’s licensing department.
MCG chair Rachel Demler summed up the feelings of many when she said that with a population of just 492, there was no need for another liquor outlet in the village. Matakana already has one liquor store, a Four Square, two pubs, plus numerous licensed bars, restaurants, cafes, breweries and wineries in the immediate area.
If granted a licence, the bottle shop would be able to open from 9am until 10pm, seven days a week.
The deadline for opposing and commenting on the plans closed on Thursday last week, April 15.