Well-known Airlie Beach venue outlines plans to expand
A NEW bottle shop spearheaded by one of the region’s biggest names is in the pipeline for Cannonvale.
Airlie Beach Hotel Operations Queensland Pty Ltd has submitted a development application for a new bottle shop in Cannonvale.
The subject site is a vacant building in the Mountain Valley Shopping Centre on Shute Harbour Rd near the Airlie Beach Vinnies.
The detached bottle shop will take up a 150sq m portion of the existing building with hopes it will “service and cater for the local residents in this area”.
The proposed bottle shop will have three wine shelves and two beer shelves as well as a cold room and ice freezer.
In 2018, the council rezoned the current complex from low medium residential zone to local centre zone, meaning the site is suitable for business usage.
There are no proposed changes to the exterior of the building with car parks already in place.
The loading and unloading of stock will occur in the same area as previous uses at the rear of the building and trolleys will be used to transport the deliveries along the pathway to enter the store.
Plans for the Mountain Valley Shopping Centre dating back to 1997 show include a bottle shop as well as retail areas.
The proposed bottle shop comes just 10 months after the company opened a liquor store just off Airlie Beach Main St.
The current store boasts more than 70 varieties of craft beer, 300 types of white wine, 300 types of red wine, more than 200 different spirits and 80 types of sparkling wine.