Smithers Home Hardware manager Theo Bandstra invites the community to join the grand opening celebrations at the new store June 6 to 8.

New digs + more space = time to celebrate at Smithers Home Hardware!

If you have yet to visit Smithers’ new Home Hardware store, this is the week to do it!

For more than 40 years, the local hardware store has squeezed into just 5,000 square feet of retail space. That all changed March 1 when they moved into their new 10,000-square-foot digs on 3rd Avenue. With double the square-footage, staff and customers alike are loving the new store, says manager Theo Bandstra.

“The old store had done well for 40 years, but it was packed to the rafters and there was no room to move,” Bandstra says. “The community deserved more.”

Designed to reflect the small town feel Home Hardware is known for, the store offers a much more enjoyable shopping experience, with room to move and browse.

“We probably spent a year and a half in the planning process before we even got to work,” Bandstra says. “We wanted the opportunity to give a better representation of what we were already doing.”

Accessible shopping: People appreciate the new store’s accessibility, with room for wheelchairs and scooters to navigate the aisles – something that wasn’t possible at the former store.

There’s ample parking, and with the store open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, it’s easy to pick up everything you need for home or garden, Bandstra says.

Open, enjoyable setting: With a much brighter, more open layout, customers can browse comfortably, while for staff, it’s much easier to help shoppers find the products they need. “Our team is definitely enjoying the new environment,” Bandstra says.

Time to celebrate!

With spring full and truly here, it’s time to celebrate the new store.

The community is invited to join the Home Hardware team for grand opening festivities June 6 to 8, kicking off with a ribbon cutting Thursday morning at 8 a.m.

On Saturday, enjoy fun for the whole family: kids will receive a free gift while supplies last, and families will find 50-per-cent-off most toys inside. Stop by the charity barbecue, onsite from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with proceeds to benefit the Crisis Pregnancy Care Centre, and catch the excitement as finalists in the store’s Code Breaker contest try their codes to see who will take home the shed, all the goodies inside and a load of topsoil from Steti Sand & Gravel.

And be sure to watch for the Grand Opening flyer in your mailbox for a host of special deals!

 

With a much brighter, more open layout, Home Hardware customers and staff are enjoying the new location.

Home Hardware grand opening festivities kick off with a ribbon cutting Thursday morning at 8 a.m.

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Ramona Wilson Memorial Walk: Twenty-five years, but still no closure

“What we’re standing for today is that nobody is going to sweep this under the rug, nobody.”

Muheim class repeats 2017 award for interaction with seniors

Liliana Pesce’s Grade 4-5 class honoured by BC Retired Teachers Association

Bulkley Valley U14 boys soccer squad wins zones

The Rapids will now proceed to provincial championship in Prince George July 4-5

Donaldson announces seal coating for portions of Hwy 16, Kispiox

Two sections of road in the Bulkley Valley have had their fate sealed.

PHOTOS: Elusive ‘ghost whale’ surfaces near Campbell River

Ecotourism operator captures images of the rare white orca

Victoria mom describes finding son ‘gone’ on first day of coroners inquest into overdose death

Resulting recommendations could change handling of youth records amidst the overdose crisis

Dash-cam video in trial of accused cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak in Surrey

He’s keynote speaker at Surrey Environment and Business Awards luncheon by Surrey Board of Trade Sept. 17

Otters devour 150 trout at Kootenay hatchery

The hatchery has lost close to 150 fish in the past several months

B.C. church’s Pride flag defaced for second time in 12 days

Delta’s Ladner United Church says it will continue to fly the flag for Pride month

Most Read