The question circulating through local social media groups for the past few months has finally been answered: The new Bulk Barn location will be opening on Aug. 25.
The store has been closed for the past four months as its relocating from College Heights to the River Point Plaza.
“We love Prince George, we've been in the community for the past ten years. When we do real estate, we do terms and we did a term with our old landlord in the Walmart Plaza up the hill,” explains Bulk Barn President and CEO Jason Ofield.
He said when that term ended, he wanted to move the store to a more convenient and central location.
“When I was touring around that area, I saw an opportunity in the River Point Shopping Centre so we contacted the landlord there,” he said.
“Unfortunately, we've been closed for the past four months and that was not originally part of our plan. With the transition, the new location wasn't readily available for us to just transition into and that's why we had to go dark for a few months as we got the new location up and running.”
For the past few months, local Bulk Barn enthusiasts have been diligently inquiring about the status of the new store on social media with many users in local Prince George Facebook groups asking almost weekly “when will the new Bulk Barn be open?” so much so that the question began to generate a number of good natured inside jokes.
“This is quite often the type of conversation we do witness and see when we're preparing to open a new store in a in a local market,” added Ofield regarding the social media buzz.
“We found the right location in this market, and we're excited to open and it's going to be an awesome grand reopening, and we're looking forward to it.”
Ofield noted that when the store re-opens, it will also have a new look.
“When you walk into our new store when it reopens it will be a different colour inside. It's our new branding. Our old store was yellow and brown barrels, our new store will be a much brighter white,” he said.
“It's more modern, it's much sharper. It's a really awesome vibe.”