Town aims to be ‘perfectly centered’ for retailers
© Renell LeGrow photo
Workers prepare the site of a new Kent Building Supplies store for Grand Falls-Windsor. Work kick-started on Thursday.
Kent Building Supplies is building its newest location in Grand Falls-Windsor.
The Town announced plans for the development on Thursday, and in no time, the building lot on Duggan Street was fenced off, ready for construction. The new store will be located between Cohen's Home Furnishings and Thruway Recreation.
Grand Falls-Windsor Deputy Mayor Anne Blackmore said the project would see the construction of a 50,000 square foot store.
Magna of St. John's won the contract.
"The town is very excited about this," the deputy mayor said. "We've been on pins and needles waiting to announce this...we were waiting for the contracts to be awarded for the construction. Once we got the go-ahead...we sent out our release."
And according to Deputy Mayor Blackmore, plans are to have shoppers through the doors sooner rather than later.
"I think they're hoping (to open) as soon as possible," she said. "Once they have all their workers and everything set in place, as soon as they get it up, it will be open."
The Town had been working on the project over recent months, and hopes to see more development move into Grand Falls-Windsor in future.
"We're really excited about this. We feel that this will hopefully be the start of things to come in the future for the retail business...we're hoping to continue to offer as many services as we can for this area...we hope to be 'perfectly centered' for our retailers."
In a news release from the Town of Grand Falls-Windor, the General Manager of Kent, Stew Valcour, said his company was "very much looking forward to becoming part of the community."
For more information, visit www.kent.ca/kbs.