LCBO OPENS RELOCATED STORE IN BOWMANVILLE
October 9, 2013 10:20 ET
Toasting with Ontario sparkling wine and Ontario craft beer, LCBO today officially opened its relocated store in Bowmanville at 2344 Highway 2. The population of the area is expected to increase by 23 per cent over the next 10 years.
This 14,000 square-foot store has almost 9,800 square feet of display space – more than double that of the previous store - and a selection of almost 2,300 wines, spirits, beers, ready-to-drink cocktails, coolers and beverage gift packs.
“We are pleased to open this store in Bowmanville, and will continue to provide residents of this area with responsible yet convenient one-stop shopping,” said Bob Peter, LCBO President & CEO. “New and renovated stores like this contribute to higher levels of customer satisfaction and have helped LCBO deliver 19 consecutive record dividend transfers to the province, including an all-time high $1.7 billion dividend in fiscal 2011-12.”
Joining Bob Peter for the opening were Deputy Mayor Mary Novak and Councillor Ron Hooper and United Way representative Bob Howard.
“This impressive store will provide Bowmanville and the Municipality of Clarington with increased product selection and knowledgeable, responsible service,” said Mayor Adrian Foster. “We appreciate the investment in our growing community.”
“The United Way supports more than 45 charities in Durham Region which helps more than 200,000 people locally,” said United Way Durham Region Campaign and Communications Director Bob Howard. “Last year, with support from LCBO staff and customers, the Oshawa Centraide raised more than $64,000. These funds are critical to us being able to address a wide variety of needs right here in Durham Region and we are grateful for the continued support.”
Among the store’s many features is a large Ontario wine section at the front of the store with more than 420 Ontario wines, including more than 260 VQA wines. There is a VINTAGES fine wines and premium spirits section offering more than 300 products as well as a walk-in cold room with a wide variety of domestic and imported beers and ready-to-drink cocktails and coolers, a gift section and a portable tasting bar.
“LCBO stores are no longer just about bottles on shelves,” notes Peter. “This is a place where you can get advice on planning a dinner party, improve your product knowledge and sample new and featured products from Ontario and more than 85 different countries.”