Expansion at The Place moving along

The extensive renovations at The Place Food Town, which started in October, are moving along with few problems.
Owner Craig Sanders said Friday morning the work is about a week behind schedule, but that’s nothing to worry about at this point.
“That’s not that unusual,” he noted. “Things are going well. The roof is supposed to be done at the end of the week.”
Sanders added the completion date previously was thought to be sometime in March, but that now may be closer to April as it will take a little longer than expected to get a new transformer.
After almost five years in the planning, the expansion will include an additional 3,200 sq. ft.—nearly doubling the current size of the building.
The store will see the addition of bakery and deli areas while the frozen food, meat, and produce departments will be doubled in size. As well, the meat department will be relocated to the northwest corner of the shopping area.
A new area for storing frozen goods and receiving stock also is being built onto the back to the store.
The outside of the store, with the exception of the west wall, will be overhauled with new stucco and paint.
And with the exception of handicap spots near the store’s entrance, all parking will be moved to a paved lot on the east side of the building.
Sanders noted the expansion and renovations are meant to make it easier for staff to work in the store and customers to shop there while also expanding the variety and number of products available.
The main contractor on the job is Ed Kaun & Sons Ltd., with M.L. Caron Electric taking care of the electrical work.
A company from Winnipeg will be installing the new refrigeration units.

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