ALCOHOL will be available 24 hours a day at Asda and Tesco after extended licences were granted to the supermarkets.
Both Wrexham stores are open 24 hours a day from 8am on Monday until 10pm on Saturday.
Until now they were unable to sell alcohol beyond 10.30pm but under the Government's new 24-hour licensing laws they have become the first places in Wrexham to successfully apply for round-the-clock licences.
'Regular licensed premises have as a standard rule applied for a one-hour extension of drinking time Monday to Thursday and a two-hour extension at the weekend,' said Wrexham Council's chief licensing officer Alan Davies.
'Nightclubs have applied to serve alcohol until 4am and open until 5am.
'We are awaiting comments from the public and other organisations before decisions are made.
'Tesco and Asda have applied for licences to sell alcohol 24 hours Monday-Saturday and they have been approved,' he said.
'They are open anyway at those times so there was little reason to prevent them from selling and there were no objections lodged from police or nearby residents.'