Hello Fort St. James: Red Apple is open

It was a busy morning on Sept. 17 as people lined up to catch a glimpse and to perhaps get some great deals at the grand opening.

  • Wed Sep 21st, 2016 8:00pm
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The community lines up waiting for the grand opening of the Red Apple Store in Fort St. James.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

It was a busy morning on Sept. 17 as people lined up to catch a glimpse and to perhaps get some great deals at the grand opening of the Red Apple Store in Fort St. James.

The building located at 289 Stuart Dr., W. has historical significance and Mayor Rob MacDougall was thrilled to take part in the opening before making it official by cutting the ribbon.

“This site has a long history of serving the community,” MacDougall said. “This is a special day for us.”

Anne Williamson, store manager, was eager to welcome everyone.

“We are so excited. This is such a wonderful, overwhelming and welcoming community,” Williamson said.

Gary Ross, store opener for Vancouver and Jill Jennings, vice-president of human resources in Toronto were both on hand for the grand opening.

Dennis Gladue was also pleased to attend the opening.

Gladue headed the building renovation transforming it in just two months.

As people eagerly waited and watched the ribbon cutting, the doors opened and the swarm headed in.

It was a fun filled day that offered free activities, entertainment and promotional giveaways.

The first 100 customers received a $10 gift card along with a laundry basket full of goodies.

Williamson is excited about the future of Red Apple in Fort St. James.

“You deserve this and I’m so excited for you.”