Great Canadian Dollar Store on Pictou Road to double in size
Kowanda Deal, manager of the Great Canadian Dollar Store in Bible Hill, is getting set for an expansion that will make it the largest such outlet in Nova Scotia. The store is expanding into the space recently vacated by MacQuarrie's Pharmasave, which moved into new quarters on the same property. HARRY SULLIVAN TRURO DAILY NEWS
BIBLE HILL - The Great Canadian Dollar Store on Pictou Road is becoming even greater - as in size.
"We're doubling it," said manager Kowanda Deal. "We'll be almost 10,000 square feet.
"We'll be Nova Scotia's largest, Canada's third largest."
The store is expanding into the space formerly occupied by MacQuarrie's Pharmasave.
Construction workers cut an opening into the wall connecting the two units on Monday and Deal said some merchandise will be moved into that space right away.
The full slate of supplies has yet to arrive, however, and the grand opening is not expected to take place until September.
"And I've been told it's going to be huge," she said of the celebration. "Once it's up and running at full capacity it will be huge and we'll have a big party."
The store will be expanding its party supply inventory along with other requested lines such as pet supplies, cards, wall art, etc.
"So we listened to the customers and what they wanted," Deal said.
Once the expansion is complete, the Bible Hill outlet will serve as the flagship store for owner Kevin Kane's 27 Maritime locations.
"So that means that we'll have things the other stores don't have," she said.
The largest Great Canadian Dollar Store is located in Quispamsis, N.B., which is located between Saint John and Sussex.