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Virgil LCBO to open in March
The new LCBO in Virgil is expected to open in March. (Brittany Carter/Niagara Now)

The wait for a new LCBO store is almost over.

There is no exact date yet but the new location is set to open next month. The large front store is under construction on 1561 Niagara Stone Rd in Virgil, beside the Valu-Mart.

However, NOTL residents don’t have to worry about the downtown store closing any time soon.

“Our Niagara-on-the-Lake LCBO is a popular location and will remain open. There will be no impact on this store with the opening of our Virgil location,” said the press office.

Bruce Haslam who will be Virgil’s store manager said he was “looking forward to serving the community.”

Neither downtown NOTL downtown store manager Rick Porzuczek nor LCBO’s district manager Terry Dubuque could answer questions about the new store and referred The Lake Report to the LCBO’s head office in Toronto.

The LCBO’s press office confirmed the Virgil store will open in March but couldn’t provide any more details in regards to the opening.

“LCBO works to identify growing communities that would benefit from new, relocated and/or expanded LCBO stores,” said the press office. “Such investments provide greater convenience and improved service to our customers and the addition of these new and upgraded stores helps to generate additional revenue for the government to help fund important public programs.”

Greg Chew of Greg Chew Commercial Real, who has been in charge of the project’s development, said the new store gets to service local people and provides room for variety for Niagara-on-the-Lake.