Michelle Mann of Tops in Ferndale said sales were slow but she was grateful for the turnover.
“It’s not as busy as we thought but we’ve got people coming in.”
She said although they had stock, it was not enough as there had been no time to buy before level 3 lockdown was declared.
She said she would not be running any specials until at least next week.
Asked if customers were happy liquor stores were open, Mann said: “Extremely happy. One lady was saying it was her birthday yesterday, so this was like her birthday gift.
“Some said it feels like Christmas. We had others going down on the floor and kissing it when they came in. It’s like a kid and candy.”
She said they were also happy to be operating again.
“It’s bitter sweet in terms of limitations on operation days. The most important thing though is that we are working.”
She said they did not have any issues with expired booze as they had done an expiry count before the lockdown.