LCBO TOASTS NEW STORE IN HINTONBURG (OTTAWA)
March 6, 2014 10:19 ET
Toasting with Ontario sparkling wine and Ontario craft beer, the LCBO today officially opened its newest store in the Hintonburg area at 987 Wellington Street West.
This 5,700 square-foot store has a selection of more than 1,200 wines, spirits, beers, ready-to-drink cocktails, coolers and beverage gift packs, and approximately 200 VINTAGES premium wines and spirits.
“This new store significantly increases beverage alcohol service in Ottawa west and will provide one-stop shopping for area residents and visitors,” said Bob Peter, LBCO President & CEO. “New stores like this increase customer satisfaction and have helped LCBO deliver 19 consecutive record dividend transfers to the province, including an all-time high $1.7 billion dividend for fiscal 2012-13.”
Joining Bob Peter for the opening were Ward 15 Councillor Katherine Hobbs and CHEO Foundation President and CEO Kevin Keohane.
“I'm very pleased to welcome the opening of this impressive new store in our growing community,” said Councillor Hobbs. “The return of the LCBO to Wellington Street West makes for a more complete, walkable and desirable neighbourhood here in Hintonburg and Kitchissippi.”
"We would like to thank the LCBO, its employees and especially its customers for donating a new record of more than $312,000 to CHEO Foundation as part of the LCBO's December 2013 Giving Back In Our Community campaign,” said CHEO Foundation President and CEO Kevin Keohane.
“This incredible success will enable us to purchase a new Neonatal Transport Isolette which is essentially a portable intensive care unit that will be used to transport premature babies from community hospitals throughout vast areas of eastern and northern Ontario to CHEO so they can receive the life-saving care they need. Your funds also support much needed research that will help ensure that the children of tomorrow will receive the latest treatments and best possible care.”
Among the store’s many features is a large Ontario wine section at the front of the store with about 265 Ontario wines, including nearly 200 VQA wines.
“This new store is part of the LCBO’s network of more than 635 stores that provides knowledgeable advice and diverse product selection from Ontario and more than 84 countries to the consumer,” said Peter.