Snells Beach is set to have two new liquor stores on Mahurangi East Road despite local opposition.
The first application for an off-licence in the old Video Ezy premises was approved in March. The second, approved in May, will be established at the former Bayleys office at 334 Mahurangi East Road. Three attempts were made to open a liquor store at that site between 2009 and 2011, but all failed due to local opposition.
Sri Venkataramana Holdings submitted the most recent application. A total of 32 submitters, including Snells Beach School and Algies Bay Residents and Ratepayers Association, opposed it.
Just over 40 submitters, including Springboard and Snells Beach Ratepayers opposed the former Video Ezy site application, submitted by Boutique Wines. Three petitions with 292 signatures were also presented against the application.
There are currently two liquor outlets in Snells Beach at the Four Square and Super Liquor, both on Mahurangi East Road.