Here in British Columbia
these are stores that sell cold beer
s and miscellaneous
stuff. No more then 10% of alcohol IIRC
). As opposed to Liquor
stores which are government
-owned; these stores are owned by private individuals. Cold beer and wine stores also tend to stay open late on holidays
. Basically this is an attempt by our provincial goverenment to control the consumption of alcohol.
Cold Beer and Wine stores are also commonly known as "See-Bee-Dub" (as in CBW). (Thanks melodrame).