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COVID-19: Beer Store reducing hours until March 31

Stores will also be halting recycling program for the rest of the month

The Beer Store is reducing store hours and pausing recycling until March 31 to enhance efforts to protect employees and customers. 

Starting March 19, the Beer Store will reduce store hours to 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Stores that operate from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. are unaffected. Sunday hours remain unchanged. All updated store hours are available at 

The Beer Store will also suspend the return of empty containers at all retail stores across the province, effective March 19, through to March 31. 

"Deposits will be fully honoured upon return when we resume operations and city officials ask for public cooperation in keeping these deposit containers out of the blue box," said the company in a news release. 

"In addition, at times we may need to limit the number of customers in our stores. This is to enhance protection for both customers and our dedicated employees who are working hard to serve customers."