The province announced Manitoba’s first Liquor Mart Express location in a grocery store has opened in Winnipeg.

Officials announced Thursday that the location is now open in the Pembina Village Safeway at 2155 Pembina Highway.

The Liquor Mart Express store is 755 square feet in size, located behind the check-out area.

“These new locations allow Manitobans to shop for groceries and beverage alcohol in one place, while ensuring that these products continue to be sold in a socially responsible manner,” said Jim Rondeau, minister responsible for the Liquor Control Act.

The province announced in May 2011 that a number of Liquor Mart Express stores would open over the next few years in grocery stores.