Thursday, January 17, 2019
ONLY BRIGG SHOP OF ITS KIND ANNOUNCES CLOSURE LATER THIS MONTH
A Brigg shop which is the only one of its type in the town is about to close its doors to customers for the final time.
The Bargain Booze off-licence, on Springs Parade will cease trading on Friday, January 25.
But it will be opening normally until then and was offering 20 per cent off everything when we dropped in yesterday - perhaps for the final time.
At those prices, how could we resist buying some liquid refreshment to enjoy later?
Many Brigg folk first used this handy town centre shop in the 1980s when it formed part of the House of Townend chain. It also traded as Rhythm N Booze for some years.
This shop not only sells beer, cider, wine and spirits but also cigarettes, cigars and confectionery.
Many regulars will miss Bargain Booze and hope someone steps in to take on these premises - Brigg's only dedicated off-licence, although many town retailers, large and small, are now licensed to sell alcoholic drinks to the public.
There used to be another off-licence - Larry Arnold's, on Queen Street.
Prior to that, some pubs had off-licence shops allied to breweries or local pubs - one being on Queen Street and another adjoining the Angel Hotel in the Market Place.
Pratt's also had a wine shop on Bridge Street.