/R E P E A T -- LCBO closings on civic holiday, August 4/

    TORONTO, July 28 /CNW/ - As a convenience to Ontario consumers and
visitors, approximately 350 LCBO stores across the province will be open on
the civic holiday, Monday, August 4, 2008. Many LCBO agency stores, beer
stores and Ontario winery stores will also be open.
    The civic holiday is not a statutory holiday under Ontario's Retail
Business Holidays Act. Liquor, beer and wine stores can open, provided local
municipalities do not object. Traditionally, LCBO and beer stores in cottage
and resort areas have opened on the civic holiday, in communities that either
do not observe the holiday or observe it later in the year.
    All LCBO stores will observe their normal business hours on Saturday,
August 2 and Sunday, August 3. LCBO stores that will open on August 4 are
posting signs in advance to notify customers. In some communities, only
selected LCBO stores will be open.
    Store staff can provide tips and recipes to help hosts entertain
responsibly on the civic holiday weekend and with other summer celebrations so
that guests get home safely. Information about responsible party planning is
also available on the LCBO website at http://www.lcbo.com/sr.
    The LCBO Infoline will be open on the civic holiday from 9:00 a.m. to
6:00 p.m. and LCBO Customer Service will be open from 8.30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All other LCBO offices will be closed. Customers should check with their local
LCBO store or contact the toll-free, bilingual LCBO Infoline at 1-800-ONT-LCBO
(668-5226) (or infoline@lcbo.com) for individual store hours. In Toronto, call
416 365-5900. The TTY number for the deaf and hearing impaired is 416 864-6898
or 1-800-361-3291.
    Over the long weekend, the LCBO reminds customers to please drink
responsibly and to never consume alcohol when driving or boating. 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
Paks, bag-in-box and cans) to The Beer Store for a full deposit refund.

For further information:

For further information: MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Layton, LCBO Media
Relations Coordinator, Tel. (416) 864-6772, Cell: (416) 587-3729, Fax: (416)
864-6850, E-mail: chris.layton@lcbo.com

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