But it's not just the retail partners of the LCBO and Shoppers. Of course, residential developers collaborate all the time with retail holding companies but, you're probably looking at a 6 to 8 storey building with 60+ units to peak their interest. How many apartment units can this city absorb at one time? The alternative to these LCBOs or SDMs is closer to a weed lot or buildings left to rot. Which is better? These "shells" can be readily knocked down at any time.