/R E P E A T -- LCBO stores closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday, select stores open Easter Monday/

TORONTO, March 21, 2013 /CNW/ - All LCBO stores and LCBO agency outlets will be closed on Good Friday, March 29 and on Easter Sunday, March 31.

In view of the Good Friday and Easter Sunday closings, some LCBO stores that would normally close at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings will observe extended hours on Thursday, March 28. All LCBO stores will observe their regular Saturday hours of business.

Some 280 LCBO stores will open on Easter Monday, April 1, with modified hours of operation. LCBO agency outlets will observe their regular Monday hours of business. As with most government offices, LCBO Toronto head office will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Customers should check for individual store hours with their local LCBO store or online at www.lcbo.com using the 'Store Search' feature. They can also contact the toll-free, bilingual helloLCBO Contact Centre at 1-800-ONT-LCBO (668-5226) or online at www.helloLCBO.com.  In Toronto, call 416 365-5900. The TTY number for people who are deaf or hard of hearing is 416 864-6898 or 1-800-361-3291. The helloLCBO Contact Centre will be open between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Easter Monday and be closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

The LCBO reminds everyone to drink responsibly over the Easter long weekend and to never drink and drive. LCBO store staff can provide tips and recipes to help entertain responsibly and help ensure your guests get home safely. Responsible hosting information is also available at www.deflatetheelephant.com.

Don't forget to bring a reusable bag when you shop at LCBO and please take your empty beverage alcohol containers (large and small glass bottles, PET plastic, Tetra Pak cartons, bag-in-box and cans) to The Beer Store for a full deposit refund.

SOURCE: LCBO

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Heather MacGregor, LCBO Media Relations Co-ordinator      
Tel. 416 864-6772; Cell: 416 587-3729
E-mail: heather.macgregor@lcbo.com
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