Robbinsdale Municipal Liquor Store Earns Big Profit For City Fund
Robbinsdale is one of two cities in the northwest suburbs that has a municipal liquor store where profits go back to the city.
In 2022, Robbinsdale Wine and Spirits earned $250,000 in profits for the city.
According to operations manager Chris Huber, $150,000 is earmarked for parks and recreation, and the other $100,000 will be put into the city’s general fund.
“All of our profits go back to the city, so it’s a great way for the people of Robbinsdale to get a service and provide a service to the city,” said Huber.
Huber has heard the city may use part of the money to install a new playground at Sunset Park. Paving sidewalks and walking paths, as well as fixing warming houses and playground equipment may also be on Robbinsdale’s to-do list.
Hy-Vee Good for Liquor Store Business
The profit for 2022 was up $50,000 from 2021.
Robbinsdale Wine and Spirits has maintained a steady annual increase since it moved next door to Hyvee in 2019.
“We did get quite an increase in business because of the move,” Huber stated. “A lot of that is because we gained massive amounts of cooler space, quite a bit of floor space, we have… a lot of different items in the store that we didn’t have before… it’s been it’s been good.”
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