An east-end neighbourhood in Ottawa is one of seven areas across the province that the LCBO is currently considering for participation in a pilot project that will see alcohol-selling kiosks placed in grocery stores.
The LCBO will accept proposals from large grocery stores inside the 11.7-square kilometre area, which is bound by the Rockcliffe Parkway to the north, the Aviation Parkway to the east, the Queensway to the south and the Vanier Parkway, Beechwood Avenue and Springfield Road to the west.
But that doesn’t mean a grocery store in the area is guaranteed to get one of the new LCBO “express” stores.
The liquor retailer says that the best 10 proposals will be considered, even if it means multiple stores in one of its “target areas.”
The LCBO says additional areas will be named in the second round of the project, which will begin in four to six weeks.
LCBO employees will staff the new stores and all alcohol purchases will have to be paid for in the kiosk.