All systems are gradually turning GREEN. Looks like opening the new store either on Wednesday June 1 or Wednesday June 8. Whichever week it turns out to be we will close early on the preceding Sunday and for all of Monday/Tuesday that week to make the move. Will advise as we firm up on this.

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Update: All was looking good for our late March opening but “the best laid plans of mice and men are apt to go awry”…

The new cooler doors arrived last Monday. These were the last of the long-lead items we were waiting for. Custom made to match the cooler doors from the existing store – EXCEPT, the new doors were too short and too narrow!! So, the doors have been sent back and we have to wait 8 weeks for the correct set.

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Looks like we are now targeting late March for the move across the road.

  • External work of regrading sidewalk and installation of scissor lift is done.
  • Internal reconfiguration of space is complete, drywall and sprinkler systems are in.
  • Waiting for arrival of new cooler doors so construction of coolers can get underway. We are going from 10 coolers to 18. High level view of additional cooler space is 3 extra white wine/sparkling sections, 4 beer, 1 cider/coolers/soft drinks. Plan is to add a lot of new craft beers (esp. from BC and in single bottle format). There will also be more mass market beers, but focus is definitely on the craft ones.
  • A move will likely happen as follows. Close early on a Sunday night, closed Monday all day, reopen Tuesday as normal (11-11pm) on either the third or last weekend of the month.

Questions, comments, suggestions?

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