Massive LCBO 'landmark store' opens in downtown Toronto July 9

Jul 9 2019, 2:02 pm

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As of today, the LCBO at King and Spadina is no longer at King and Spadina.

The store has relocated two blocks south, opening the doors of a giant location at 49 Spadina Avenue.

The new 22,000 sq. ft. store opens Tuesday, July 9, and includes 13,935 sq ft. of retail selling space, offering a wider assortment of beer, wines, and spirits than the previous location.

We’re talking: 2,740 brands, 219 Ontario wines, 797 Vintages products, 40 new spirits releases, and an overall 600 new products available.

Of that 22,000 sq. ft., 14,000 are retail space, which far surpasses the 11,000 sq. ft. you had the ability to shop at the older King and Spadina location.

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Housed on the main floor of the Steele Briggs Seed Company building, a Toronto heritage landmark, the space serves the growing areas of Queen Street West, King Street West, the Entertainment District, and the Waterfront District.

Here are a few of the perks you can look forward to at the new location:

Same day pick up: The new location offers 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.

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The shop is celebrating its grand opening on July 9, starting at 9:30 am, with a variety of in-store tasting activations with brand partners and suppliers including Stella Artois, Nütrl, Stoli, Pelee Island, Steam Whistle Brewing, and more.

Store hours are Monday to Thursday from 9:30 am to 11:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm, and Sunday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.

LCBO Landmark Store

Address: 49 Spadina Avenue

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