Quinte, On. real estate agent: Trenton Ontario is Pickled Tink

Trenton Ontario is Pickled Tink

Today, March the 8th 2011 will go down in history as the day that Trenton, Ontario got a shiny brand new liquor store (or LCBO as they are known in these parts). The anxious citizenry have been watching the new store being built for months now. It's been on the tip of everybody's tongue. Four brands of Tequila, you've got to be kidding me, who knew that there was more than one brand???

old liquor store

The Old Liquor Store. Booooo, out with the old.

New Liquore Store






The New Liquor Store.




Progress might take a little more time to come to smaller communities like Trenton, Ontario, but when it comes, it comes with a vengeance. More alcohol. It's exactly what a smaller town with higher than average unemployment needs.  

I have yet to venture inside this brand new facility, but I'm sure it's brightly lit with shiny new floors and displays and colourful bottles of liquids. I have even heard that there's a premium section where we can buy premium alcoholic beverages. I'm assuming that those are the ones that don't give you a hangover.                                  

Comment balloon 19 commentsMalcolm Johnston • March 08 2011 03:51PM


hi Malcolm!

Wow, I didn't realize that the old liquor store was still there. I thought they'd replaced it long ago.....

yep, just what the Quinte area needs.  If only it added more jobs for locals at the same time...


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Hi Jo, Yeah, the old store had been there for quite a while. It won't bring any more jobs, but it might help people forget that they don't have one.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 9 years ago

Malcolm, you are one step ahead of us.  In Beeton, the LCBO outlet is a small corner at the back of the Foodland Grocery store ;-)

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Chris, I suppose in its own way Trenton is very cosmopolitan (well, compared to Beeton anyway).

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 9 years ago

Woo hoo. A new liquor store in Trenton. That's enough for a very liquid celebration. Obviously it's the fresh paint and new shiny shelves that will ensure that there is no hangover.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Malcolm, it really is a long winter in Trenton isn't it?  Here in Milton where our tax base desperately needs some business tax monies the local council has been arguing about a tree on a buildable lot for YEARS.  I think I am driving to Trenton today for one of those new tequila's.

Posted by Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you. (YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®) over 9 years ago


These stores are quite expensive to construct. Without the monopoly, it would be quite a challenge.


Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 9 years ago

Good localism and a very nice convenience for the area.

 Life is good!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 9 years ago

A great post, Malcolm.

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) over 9 years ago

Malcolm - Thanks for the giggle - I love the title of this post!  I agree, the new liquor store deserves a toast!  Cheers!

Posted by Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C (EXIT STAGE RIGHT) over 9 years ago

Malcolm - You are too funny!  I'll bet you'll be even funnier after you visit the new store. . .

Posted by Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate, Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming (Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming) over 9 years ago

Ellie, I suspect that there will be a hangover even with the shiny new floors and shelves.

Larry, it's been a super long winter. And yes, local councils can drive you nuts with silliness.

Brian, you're right, it's great having taxpayers money to build these things.

Hello Roy, yes life is good, that's for sure. Even mine isn't half bad.

Thank you Joshua

Sally, cheers to the new liquor store.

Brenda, thanks, but I'm probably funnier when I'm sober, I tend to fall asleep after a couple.





Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 9 years ago

Glad to hear you are catching up with the GTA. I have an LCBO attached to my grocery store ;). Good title!

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) over 9 years ago

We have a restaurant here that features more than 100 (yes, that is NOT a typo) types of RUM! So yes, I do know there are several kinds of tequila....I think one is with the worm and one without .....margaritas are popular here, so we do know about our tequila in Florida!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 9 years ago

Janice, they seem to be getting a little more liberal with the LCBO's these days. There's a convenience store in a small town close to here that doubles as one.

Good Lord Barbara-Jo, that would make quite the mission, sampling all 100 types of rum in a week. I think there might be a danger that we are all going to waste away in margarita-ville if we go overboard with the tequilas

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 9 years ago

Hey Malcolm,
I like the look of the new liquorstore :) much more inviting that is for sure :) I'm not much of a fan of Tequila, I like my Jack :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 9 years ago

It's 5 PM somewhere, but I guess for the unemployed it's always 5 o'clock...I enjoy your sober sense of humor.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 9 years ago

Malcolm - hopefully those unemployed will have enough sense to keep their money in their pockets for better things other than alcohol

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Malcolm-Entertainment is pretty much the last category of expenses to be cut for many. Drowning one's sorrow in booze has been around for a long time, no reason to believe it will stop anytime soon.

Posted by Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale (Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®) over 6 years ago