I have yet to take some pictures of the inside of the store. Here is what it looks like from the front. It is hard to believe that we have been here 3 weeks. The store is 7000 sqft and has 5 aisles of grocery and one aisle of retail goods. The store is what is termed a "Super C" aka super convenience store. Now, looking at it from the outside it looks like any other convenience store. How many convenience stores do you know of that have a Pharmacy, Fresh Meat Dept, Produce Dept and meals to go, similar to what you would find in a Superstore, Dominion or Extra Foods. I have a great staff who all have their own job. Every one of the keyholders can work in the office and can either open or close the store. This is essential to me! If they couldn't it would mean VERY long hours for me. The store is open from 8am to 10:30pm Mon-Sat and 10-8pm on Sundays. I am sad to say that I am losing my Pharmacist in a couple of weeks. If any of you out there are interested in becoming a "Northern" Pharmacist give me a call. The Salary is outrageous, not to mention the fact that you get company housing and a mess account (Free Food).
Tina and I are quite spoiled with having the fresh meat department. We are going to have to be careful as it will chew through your mess account really fast.
Pictures of the inside of the store will follow. We are all adjusting well and we are looking forward to settling in here for awhile.