Barber shop will be allowed to sell booze

From CBC News Prince Edward Island, by Brian Higgins

P.E.I. Finance Minister Heath MacDonald congratulates Humble Barber owner Sean Aylward on the news that he will be allowed to apply for a liquor licence. (Brian Higgins/CBC). Photo credit:

The Humble Barber was thirsty for a liquor licence, so P.E.I.’s finance minister dropped in to talk shop

Islanders will soon be able have a beer while they get their hair cut at P.E.I.’s Humble Barber. The shop received word Monday that after three years of lobbying, it will be allowed to apply for a liquor licence to serve alcohol to customers.

P.E.I.’s finance minister hand-delivered the news to Monday to Humble Barber owner Sean Aylward in Summerside.

“You are presenting, here, an experience and I think going forward this is going to be an inclusive experience along with a liquor licence,” MacDonald told Aylward.

“As a former economic development minister I’m certainly here to eliminate as many impediments as possible. So, congratulations!” MacDonald said, shaking Aylward’s hand.

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