There's already an Extra Foods in Aldergrove, and a Real Canadian Superstore in Willowbrook.
But behold, Loblaws is apparently expanding its footprint a little further on the Langley front.
If the large sign in Willoughby is to be believed, Independent Grocer - along with RBC - is expected to open a store into a large retail and residential development that literally wraps around Willoughby Elementary.
We first heard about this large project last fall, when QC Holdings, the firm developing the Willoughby Town Centre, announced plans at council [Builders eyeing school, Oct. 20, 2011, Langley Advance].
It's a six-building, 85,000-square-foot project with offices, retail, restaurants, and an anchor grocery store. Well, it appears Loblaws is setting up its second B.C. Independent store here in Langley.
I'm willing to give it them a shot when they open.
But sorry, it is a ways off yet.
The Willoughby Town Centre, as it's been labelled, is only at the infrastructure stage, with sidewalks going in now.
CELEBRITY MOMMIES GET BUTTERFLY KISSES
Celebrity mothers Kourtney Kardashian and Reese Witherspoon will both be welcoming a little bit of British Columbia - and specifically Langley - into their nurseries when they bring their new babies home.
Butterfly Kisses is an online baby boutique founded and operated out of Langley, (www.etsy.com/shop/ butterflykissesco) and it has been selected as one of only a few vendors to contribute to the baby baskets given to the stars in anticipation of their special deliveries.
Owner Stephanie Stumph said the opportunity took her by complete surprise.
"Who would have thought that my little home-based business would take me to Hollywood?" Stumph asked. "My only goal for Butterfly Kisses was to bring in enough income to enable me to stay at home with my babies. Now I am shipping daily to everywhere from Texas to England. It has taken on a life of its own."
Butterfly Kisses is a line of handmade baby clothing, accessories and functional mommy tools inspired by Stumph's personal experiences as a mother of two young kids.
"I started making my own kids clothes, hairclips, sleep sacs, and reusable snack bags as a creative outlet and a practical way to save some money," she explained.
"I would get compliments from complete strangers and friends would often chime in about starting my own business. So, when it came time to go back to work or figure out how to make being a stay-at-home mom a reality, it was a natural transition."
Stumph has expanded her business from being strictly online to supplying baby boutiques and novelty stores with Butterfly Kisses stock.
It's now available in stores in Langley, Chase, Yellowknife, as well as Ontario.
It wasn't Stumph's online store or even one of the brick-and-mortar stores that carry her line that drew in the recent, star-studded opportunity. It's the Butterfly Kisses Facebook page that deserves all the credit.
"I was absolutely floored when I received Black Diamond's email requesting product for the celebrity baskets," Stumph said.
"Shows you how busy and out of touch I am as I hadn't a clue that Reese Witherspoon was even pregnant," she laughed.
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