BACKGROUNDER: NEW MARKHAM LCBO STORE, 9720 MARKHAM ROAD, MARKHAM, ONTARIO
July 18, 2017
● The new LCBO store at 9720 Markham Road officially opens on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.
● The new Markham store will provide convenient and one-stop beverage alcohol service to just over 87,600 residents. This population is expected to increase by 10 per cent over the next 10 years.
● The 10,000 square-foot store has more than 6,770 square feet of display space. It carries a wide selection of more than 2,120 wines, spirits, beers, ready-to-drink cocktails and coolers. It also features a selection of up to 350 VINTAGES premium wines and spirits.
● The store has a prominent Ontario wine display showcasing more than 270 Ontario wines, including some 156 VQA wines.
● It features a beer cold room with 481 linear feet of refrigerated beer shelving, 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 that features more than 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 six checkouts, including a customer service counter, available free parking spaces, and the store is wheelchair accessible.
● There will be nine full-time and part-time employees, including a Product Consultant, 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 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.