Fridley liquor stores give back

Profits from Fridley Liquor stores are poured back into the community.

In 2015, Fridley Liquor funds helped purchase a new fire engine and a 900-foot floating boardwalk at Springbrook Nature Center. In 2016, profits went towards new playground equipment at Commons Park and three police vehicles. Sales will continue to benefit the Fridley community by funding improvements to streets and parks, purchasing public safety vehicles and helping to keep taxes low.

Staff at Fridley Liquor want to do even more. This year they have introduced walkabouts – a chance for guests to taste a variety of different products during special in-store events. Fridley Liquor is now teaming up with Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA) to collect non-perishable food items during these popular events.

There will be approximately nine walkabouts each year. For the week leading up to each walkabout and during the event itself, guests are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food items and deposit in the blue barrels at the University store.

Fridley Liquor’s next event, Beer Walkabout, will take place Friday, June 23 from 4-6:30 p.m. at Fridley Liquor located on University Avenue and I-694.

Everyone is invited to discover a new taste and help fill the hunger need in the community.  This evening includes great conversation and a sampling of beers from craft and micro breweries including Fair State Brewing, Omni Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing, Summit Brewing, 612 Brew, Sociable Cider, Northgate Brewing and Clear River Beverage.

The event is free but those attending must be 21-plus, valid ID required.