Here in British Columbia these are stores that sell cold beer and wine (also coolers 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).

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