Update: Progress has been swift with construction, as the banner has been replaced by the actual BC Liquor store signage. Most importantly though, the opening date has been set. The store will be opening on April 13.
SFU students are calling it a dream come true.
With a bright red banner hanging over the space where the dollar store used to be in Cornerstone, it was officially confirmed today that BC Liquor will be opening a store on Burnaby Mountain.
The opening date has yet to be set, but according to Viola Kaminski, Senior Communications Officer, Corporate Policy & Communications for BC Liquor Distribution Branch, “The store is currently under construction and we anticipate it will open later this spring.”
There has been a lot of speculation in the past few months from Chitter posts and general buzz around campus, but this is the first announcement on location with confirms that a liquor store is coming to SFU Burnaby.
BC Liquor is going the extra mile with this store, and is proud to offer a “coldzone” as part of the store.
“The store will also feature a coldzone with refrigerated beverages,” said Kaminski via email correspondence. The store will also feature
She also made note that the store should please students who are concerned with the environmental aspects of the store.
“The new SFU BC Liquor Store will feature light and earthy wood flooring that contains recycled materials, energy efficient lighting, warm, contemporary colours, and finishes that have low chemical emissions and contain recycled content and bio-based materials,” said Kaminski.
While students took to Twitter to express their joy, BC Liquor also pointed out that the store will also benefit those who live in UniverCity as well, which is home to about 3,000 people.
Kaminski did also stress that BC Liquor is aware that some SFU students are under the legal drinking age of 19, and will be taking their responsibility to see two pieces of ID “very seriously.”
We tweeted out this photo after we noticed a banner announcing the upcoming liquor store…
After months of speculation, we can confirm there will finally be a liquor store on the mountain! (In Cornerstone) pic.twitter.com/jvMZ4BSnKH
— The Peak (@PeakSFU) March 18, 2016
…and he reaction from students past and present was instant.
@PeakSFU my god finally
— throwing curves (@loverhover) March 18, 2016
Of course this comes just when I'm about to graduate… 😜 https://t.co/nCY1ptazKD
— Orane Cheung (@OraneCheung) March 18, 2016
Where was this when I was a student!? https://t.co/m70UN8MVjQ
— Helen Crofts (@croftsyyy) March 18, 2016
"In my day we took a 25 minute bus ride to the Willingdon BCL that closed at 6." – Me, yelling to an empty room. https://t.co/x0lS9CT1AE
— Colin Sharp (@colin_sharp) March 18, 2016
A previously published version of this article indicated that wines would be categorized by type. Kaminski accidentally misspoke, and the article has been updated to reflect how the wines will be categorized.