Cross Lake Manitoba has a new and improved NorthMart. The grand opening of the storefront took place on Sept. 1, with community members seeing the expanded retail space and food services.
The renovations include an expansion to the ready-to-go food services. This includes a chicken program, a pizza program, as well as milkshakes. Another area will be a baby shop that will include an assortment of baby products available for purchase.
The new store is a capital investment in Cross Lake of more than 1.5 million dollars states the Aug. 31 press release.
Christine Reimer, Vice President, Sales and Operations, for the North West Company noted in the press release they’ve excited for the expansion. “We are very pleased to unveil our new store, demonstrating our long term commitment to Cross Lake. We hope our longtime and new shoppers will enjoy the remodeled store, including a wider assortment of new merchandise.”
During the grand opening residents experienced a ribbon cutting, giveaways, and a barbeque fundraiser, for the Muchipunowin Group. The group helps provide assistance to families in emergencies or in bereavement situations.
There is a second part of the renovations, which will see the current warehouse space turned into a showroom for home furnishings, and transportation items and accessories.