One of the few remaining independent off-licences in Ryedale is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week by launching a free prize draw where one lucky winner will ride off with a brand new mountain bike.
Ray King, owner of Corks & Cans, Commercial Street, Norton, is holding the special giveaway to mark two decades of business and to thank his customers for their support over the years.
The off-licence began life when he transferred the alcohol licence from the neighbouring Costcutter store, which he ran, to what is now Corks & Cans. Business has continued to flourish over the years and now he employs 15 members of staff.
Despite offers from supermarkets on drink, he believes his off-licence has beaten off the competition.
“Our prices on wines, spirits and beer are very competitive with the supermarkets,” said Mr King, who more recently diversified into opening a newsagency.
“It means we are open seven days a week which is appreciated by customers.”
Mr King added: “I would like to thank the suppliers that have supported me and all staff that have worked at Corks & Cans during the past 20 years and I would like to take this opportunity to wish our customers – old and new – a very peaceful Christmas.”
Entry forms for the prize draw are available from Corks & Cans. The closing date is December 21.