Parkdale to get new LCBO inside former funeral home
The LCBO is moving its Parkdale location from Brock Ave. to the former Benisasia funeral home at Queen and Dunn. The new location will be open within a year and that the old store will close, possibly paving the way for development of the site. So far, no development applications have been filed with city planners.
The new building, which is significantly larger than the current location and includes a small parking lot, will require extensive renovations if the liquor store wants to shake off the dour architecture of its predecessor. The work will take at least a year, the LCBO says.
When complete, the new store will double the available retail space. It will have a "vintages" corner and a walk-in cold room with space for Ontario craft beer.
The new store won't follow the slick design of the Beaches "urban concept" LCBO, which came with a subway tile interior, improved layout, and greater overall attention to aesthetic detail. It will, however, feature a new cream coloured interior and carry the liquor store's new logo -- in other words, an improvement over the current location on Brock St.
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Chris Bateman is a staff writer at blogTO. Follow him on Twitter at @chrisbateman.
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