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Bigger and better in Murrayville

From left to right: Langley Township Councillor Grant Ward, Shoppers Drug Mart Murrayville owner Geoff Beamiss, Township Mayor Jack Froese and councillors Steve Ferguson and Bob Long help open the store’s new location Saturday.  - Alyssa O
From left to right: Langley Township Councillor Grant Ward, Shoppers Drug Mart Murrayville owner Geoff Beamiss, Township Mayor Jack Froese and councillors Steve Ferguson and Bob Long help open the store’s new location Saturday.
— image credit: Alyssa O'Dell

After four weeks of 12-hour days spent setting up Shoppers Drug Mart’s newest store in Langley Township, the location officially opened Saturday (March 22) with a community celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony led by Mayor Jack Froese.

“It’s a one stop shop now,” said manager Bryan Daigneault, explaining that the store moved from its old location in Murrayville to its new spot at 22196 50 Ave. in order to expand its services to better accommodate its customers.

“We outgrew our shelves,” said Daigneault, who added eight permanent jobs to the local industry with the expansion.

He said moving from one location to another is actually more challenging than building from scratch, involving a large amount of boxing and unboxing.

During the well-attended opening customers were treated to free makeovers, cake, in-store specials and music from The Beat 94.5 FM.

The new 1,600 square-foot location features a new Fresh for You section devoted to everyday food items like milk, eggs, bread and the popular Nativia Organics and Simply Food product lines.

The bigger store also boasts expanded pharmacy services such as medication reviews and immunization, a Canada Post office and a full-service cosmetics department.

“It really shows how our community is growing,” said Froese

“We are very excited to introduce the people of Langley to this new Shoppers Drug Mart,” said pharmacist owner Geoff Beamiss.

 

The new location is open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., in Murrayville.

 

 

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