BACKGROUNDER: NEW ANCASTER STORE, 1191 WILSON STREET WEST, ANCASTER, ONTARIO
August 23, 2016
● The official opening of the new LCBO store at 1191 Wilson Street West in Ancaster is Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.
● The new store at 1191 Wilson Street West will provide convenient and one-stop beverage alcohol service to just over 22,800 residents. This population is expected to increase by 15 per cent over the next 10 years.
● The 7,995 square-foot store has more than 4,700 square feet of display space. It carries a wide selection of more than 1,900 wines, spirits, beers, ready-to-drink cocktails and coolers. It also features a selection of up to 280 VINTAGES premium wines and spirits.
● The store has a prominent Ontario wine display showcasing more than 240 Ontario wines, including some 119 VQA wines.
● It also features 568 linear feet of refrigerated shelving in a beer cold room, which offers a wide selection of Ontario craft beers as well as other domestic and imported brands, ready-to-drink cocktails and coolers. There is also a chilled wine section complete with ”dairy doors” that features 25 linear feet of shelving.
● The store’s product mix is the result of market research, matching products and services to local tastes and demographics, and community interests.
● There are five checkouts, including a customer service counter, available parking spaces, and the store is wheelchair accessible.
● There will be 11 full-time and part-time employees, including a Product Consultant, and a Beer Sommelier who are trained in product knowledge and responsible service.
● Hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.