LCBO ANNOUNCES THE GRAND OPENING OF A LANDMARK STORE IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO
Historic heritage building transforms into a modern shopping experience for growing King West neighbourhood
July 8, 2019 – Toronto
On July 9, LCBO is welcoming the newest addition to its retail store network. The King and Spadina store is relocating two blocks south, opening the doors at 49 Spadina Ave., Clarence Square. The sprawling 22,000 square foot store includes 13,935 square feet of retail selling space, offering downtown customers more convenience and choice with a wider assortment of beer, wines and spirits.
Housed on the main floor of the Steele Briggs Seed Company building, a Toronto heritage landmark, the space has been converted into one of the most impressive and enticing stores to-date. Located in the vibrant King West district, the new store serves the growing areas of Queen Street West, King Street West, the Entertainment District and the Waterfront District.
Same Day Pick Up: The new location offers the Same Day Pick Up service, where customers have the option to place orders online at LCBO.com and visit one of the designated stores for pick up within hours of ordering.
Tasting Bar: A walk-around tasting bar in the Vintages section is a learning hub for year-round events and tastings, offering engaging experiences and opportunities to interact with makers, brand ambassadors and special in-store appearances.
Tasting Stations: Incorporated throughout the store, tasting stations spotlight new products for customers to sample and purchase.
Product Expansion: The new store is expanding the product offering, with over 1,900 products available for purchase with a large focus on VQA and Ontario Craft Brewer products for customers to bring local home.
Spirits Shops: Along with the established Whisky Shop, the store features the newly launched rum, gin and tequila shops with over 40 new, exclusive or premium selections.
Store Design: Designed by award-winning firm Fiorino Design Inc., the new store maintains the historic building’s unique character and materials, integrated within a contemporary store format.
Grand opening event:
Customers are invited to attend the grand opening on July 9 at 9:30 a.m. and enjoy week long in-store tasting activations with brand partners and suppliers including: Stella Artois, Nütrl, Stoli, Pelee Island, Ketel One Botanicals, Family Wine Merchants, Côtes des Rosés and Steam Whistle Brewing.
Store hours are Monday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.., Friday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Sunday, 10:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The new LCBO store in numbers:
· 2,740 brands
· 134 VQA wines
· 219 Ontario wines
· 797 Vintages products
· 40 new spirits releases
· #1 LCBO store in Ontario Craft Beer sales
· 146 Local Ontario Craft Brewer listings
· 22,000 square feet
· 13,935 square feet of retail selling space
· 328 linear feet of beer refrigeration
· 40 linear feet of wine refrigeration
· 11 customer service checkouts
· 1 Same Day Pick Up Counter
· 42 employees, including 2 Product Consultants
The LCBO reminds customers to enjoy our products responsibly and return empty beverage alcohol containers (large and small glass bottles, PET plastic, Tetra Pak cartons, bag-in-box and cans) to The Beer Store for a full deposit refund.
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