Trenton NSLC closing

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TRENTON – The Trenton Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation store is going to close permanently.

The last day the store will be open for sales is Jan. 26 although signs on the door say Jan. 27, which is a Sunday.

Terri Mosher, external communications manager for the NSLC said there are multiple reasons why the store is closing. Primarily it’s financial though.

“Since about 2007 sales have declined about 26 per cent,” she said.

Sales in the fiscal year ending March 2007 at the store were $2.1 million, but for the fiscal year that ended March 2012, they had dropped to $1.6 million. Some years in between had dropped as low as $1.4 million, Mosher said.

The building, which has housed the store since 1958, also is in need of significant renovations.

The store manager also retired in October, which made it a good time to close.

None of the four or five employees who work there will lose their jobs. Instead they’ll be transferred to other locations in town.

There are five other liquor store locations within 15 kilometres of Trenton where customers will be able to go to instead.

The building itself was owned by the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation and once vacated will become a surplus. Any other government agency that has an interest in it will have the first opportunity to move into it. If there’s no need for it on any government level though it will be sold, Mosher said.

Until then the NSLC will continue to pay taxes on it.

Organizations: Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation

Geographic location: TRENTON

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  • Bob
    Bob
    January 17, 2013 - 22:55

    The store is pulling in almost a million and a half dollars a year and it still isn't enough to keep it open????? I don't expect that the NSLC should be keeping a store open that is losing money so Is Terri Mosher saying that 1.4 million is NOT enough to cover the overhead of the Trenton store? That I find very hard to believe.....

  • Lloyd E. Murray
    January 17, 2013 - 12:21

    The next thing you know, they'll take out all the banks and gas stations! Wait now......

    • Rossniff
      January 17, 2013 - 15:35

      What a joke. Trenton should lose it's Town status now

  • Keith Netanyahu
    January 17, 2013 - 10:19

    I remember going to that store in the 70's with a Fraser lad named Dong or Dung or domething. Nice little town.

  • Trenton res
    January 17, 2013 - 09:39

    And no one will buy it. The business taxes in Trenton will put you in the poor house before you could finish getting it renovated for another business

  • BoozeHound
    January 17, 2013 - 07:13

    Geez, So what does Trenton have left now? Needs? ... Gonna be a ghost town soon.

    • allen Fraser
      January 17, 2013 - 09:41

      I really don't believe liquor sales have dropped in Trenton. Now if it was grocery sales, then ok, that i'd believe. But lower liquor sales in Trenton!! Uh uh, no way. Really has to be another reason.. Time to get the Huckleberry Hound ( with a forward by Mort Strong) book of detection out.