BACKGROUNDER - LCBO OTTAWA TRAIN YARDS STORE - 655 INDUSTRIAL AVENUE
April 4, 2013 14:25 ET
● New Ottawa Train Yards store offers improved convenience and service to residents in east Ottawa.
● Official opening of the new Ottawa Train Yards store is Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. It opened to the public on March 25, 2013.
● There are 26 LCBO stores in the Ottawa area.
● Ottawa Train Yards is a multi-year retail, office and residential development on 92 acres of former rail yards in east Ottawa. More than 200,000 residents are within a 15-minute drive and more than 300,000 live within a five-kilometre radius. The population of the area is expected to grow by eight per cent over the next 10 years.
● The 10,000 square-foot Ottawa Train Yards store has 6,600 square feet of display space and a selection of 1,500 wines, spirits, beers, ready-to-drink cocktails, coolers and beverage gift packs. It also has a VINTAGES section with more than 125 premium wines and spirits.
● The new store has a prominent Ontario wines display at the front of the store showcasing 300 Ontario wines, including 175 VQA wines. Many chilled wines are available.
● There is a walk-in beer cold room for a wide selection of beers, including Ontario craft beers, and ready-to-drink cocktails and coolers. The cold room is chilled by outside air for much of the year.
● Other features include a gift section and a tasting bar.
● The store’s product mix is the result of market research, matching products and services to local tastes and demographics, and community interests.
● The store has six checkouts, including a customer service counter, and is wheelchair accessible.
● There are 12 full-time and part-time employees, including a product consultant who can advise customers and licensees on menu and party planning, cellaring wine and stocking a bar. They are trained in product knowledge and responsible service.
● Hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 12:00 noon. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
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Tel: 416 864-6772
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