20. A grocery permit entitles the holder to sell, upon order therefor given at the store or by telephone, bottled or canned beer and cider that must not be consumed in the store or its dependencies, but may be delivered to the purchaser’s residence provided that such residence is located in the same municipality as the store or in an adjoining municipality where no prohibition by-law is in force.
A grocery, within the meaning of this act, is an establishment the main object of which is to sell foodstuffs.
When issuing grocery permits, the Commission shall disregard the provisions of paragraph a of section 46 or those of section 47.
In any municipality where no grocery permit is in use, such permit may be granted, notwithstanding the provisions of the second paragraph, to a person holding a hotel permit under the Hotels Act (chapter H-3). In such case, the permit does not authorize delivery outside the establishment. Where a grocery permit was granted in accordance with the provisions of section 18 of the Liquor Board Act (Revised Statutes, 1964, chapter 44) equivalent to those of this paragraph, such permit may be renewed in the name of the same person, notwithstanding the fact that other grocery permits were granted subsequently in the same municipality.
In any municipality where, on the 13th of April 1961, there was only one store authorized to sell beer and the profits of which were used for educational, social or charitable purposes or others of the same kind, the Commission may grant a special permit authorizing the sale of beer and cider in bottles and cans in the said establishment as in a grocery. Such permit shall be granted in the name of a person appointed by resolution and must be used for the profit of the establishment mentioned.
1971, c. 19, s. 20; 1972, c. 18, s. 2; 1974, c. 14, s. 13; 1978, c. 67, s. 4.