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The application process is open for businesses in select Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound communities to become LCBO Convenience Outlets

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FROM AN OCTOBER 2 BILL WALKER, MPP BRUCE-GREY-OWEN SOUND MEDIA RELEASE – Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker is making business owners in a number of local communities aware of the opportunity to submit an application to become a new LCBO Convenience Outlet.

The LCBO recently announced it has launched a new Request For Proposal for applications from businesses interested in becoming a Convenience Outlet.

In Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, 20 communities have been identified as potential hosts for an outlet. They include: Balmy Beach, Berkeley, Big Bay, Ferndale, Flesherton, Hepworth, Holland Centre, Kemble, Kilsyth, Kimberley, Kiowana Beach, Maxwell, Miller Lake West, Neustadt, Oliphant, Park Head, Priceville, Shallow Lake, Stokes Bay and Walters Falls. Across Ontario, 300 communities have been identified as potential outlet hosts.

The LCBO recently announced the Holstein General Store in Holstein and By the Bay in Pike Bay have been fully authorized to become outlets.

“I’m pleased our government and the LCBO is offering new opportunities for small businesses across Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound to become a convenience outlet. Anyone who is interested is able to submit an RFP,” said Walker. “It’s great to see that the applications from the Holstein General Store and By the Bay have been successful.”

The RFP process closes on Tuesday, October 8 at 2 p.m. RFP information can be found here. There is no fee to apply and successful applicants are expected to begin sales by the end of 2019.

“Our government is committed to delivering more choice and convenience to individuals and families,” said Walker. “This is another example of our government’s Open for Business, Open for Jobs approach that is creating economic opportunities for small business across Ontario.”

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