Peoria recommend approval to the Arizona State Liquor Board for a new wine and beer Series 10 liquor license at Aldi, 24665 N. Lake Pleasant Parkway.
A Series 10 permit allows the retail sale of beer and wine for consumption off premises.
There were no staff concerns with Aldi. A public hearing notice was posted for at least 20 days, and no comments were received during the posting period. The license application was reviewed according to state law and all departments gave approvals.
The German-based grocer has pushed for more openings in the U.S. and has four planned locations in the Valley opening this fall and winter, including a store in Goodyear. The other stores will be in Chandler and Gilbert.
A municipality must make a recommendation to the state liquor board regarding the approval of applications to sell alcoholic beverages in a municipality, according state law. The standard for the a city’s recommendation is whether the best interest of the community will be served by the issuance of a license and whether the public convenience is served.