Last month, members of the Owen Sound community came out to celebrate the opening of its new LCBO location at 9th Avenue East and 16th Street East, in the city’s west end. Over a hundred Owen Sound residents were in attendance, along with LCBO staff and executives, the project’s developers and builders, and the city’s mayor.
The new 12,000 square-foot site is considered a ‘destination’ location, offering residents and visitors an elegant interior, wider aisles, a walk-in refrigerated area, a larger selection of products, and a sizeable vintage wine collection.
LCBO President and CEO Bob Peter informed attendees that the location is double the size of the old store and offers an additional six or seven hundred more products than its predecessor downtown. Mr. Peter seemed particularly pleased to announce the energy efficiency of the walk-in refrigerated area, noting that the store has a cold room for beer that is refrigerated nine months of the year by outside air—so refrigeration is only used three months of the year.
Mayor Deb Haswell called the development “a signal of renewed investment in the community,” expressing confidence in the store’s ability to power economic growth for the city.
The development was put together by Avi Behar of The Behar Group Realty Inc. in partnership with Owen Lawson, Stafford Lawson, Nigel Lawson, and Michael Binder of Parallax Investment Corporation. The store was designed by II x IV Design Associates, a Toronto-based company that is recognized as one of the world’s top 50 interior design firms.
The property, which shares an access route with nearby Zehr’s, can accomodate a 4,000 square-foot free-standing building, which can be constructed on-site between the LCBO and the adjacent Zehr’s supermarket. Tenant inquiries should be directed to The Behar Group Realty Inc. at 416-636-8898, extension 239 for Lily Masters (firstname.lastname@example.org), or extension 231 for Sari Samarah (email@example.com).