Before and after shots to help tell the history of a new Home Hardware Building Centre site in Orillia would be nice for its grand opening, part owner Mike Tucker said Tuesday. | MoreOsprey Media. - Orillia Packet & Times
...Before and after shots to help tell the history of a new Home Hardware Building Centre site in Orillia would be nice for its grand opening, part owner Mike Tucker said Tuesday.
doesn't believe the chunks of rock in the rail bed will be an issue, saying tests have been conducted and there's no problem with the land.
"There's just a timing thing," he
Last June, Tucker
, who owns the business with John Locke and Bill Ecklund, had projected a spring opening for the 37,000-square-foot store.
expects to hear back from the ministry on the matter in a week or two.
The new store will be double the size of Home Hardware's existing locations at King and West streets, and Queen and Front streets.
The current building at King and West will be demolished to make way for a parking lot for the new location further east.Tucker
said the Front Street store could be used as a temporary clearance centre, but he
isn't sure what will happen after that.
has said the new store could spur more business in the area once investors see it as viable end of town for retail.