What’s in Store: Drug stores making move for spaces downtown in Langley

IDA is on the move. Actually they’ve already relocated.

The independently owned and operated drug store, that was located on the corner of Fraser Highway and 206th Street for the last few years, has shifted a block north into what most recently was a produce store on 56th Avenue and 206th.

Now, in its former location, makeshift signs have already gone up indicating another large drug store – Pharamasave – is moving into the vacant space.

But indications are it’s not a pharmacy, but rather a health care outlet going in there.

Unfortunately, that could still be bad or sad news for the little family-owned Valley Pharmacy around the corner on Douglas Crescent.

Eatery and pub opening

Speaking of the downtown, have you seen or heard the news of a restaurant and pub opening in Cascades Casino?

Match Eatery & Public House is currently under construction on the west side of the casino, next to the parkade. It’s set to open later this month – no exact date has been set yet – but there’s an invitation-only opening reception June 20, so expect to see the doors open to the public around that time.

• Stay tuned, I will bring you more soon…

Truckers steer group

Also on the business front, I wanted to commend a number of Langleyites for stepping up to help guide the B.C. Trucking Association.

The newest directors elected at the group’s annual general meeting in Kelowna on Saturday included Gerry Cullen of Western Star & Sterling Trucks, Ken Johnson of Ken Johnson Trucking (who takes over as second vice-chair), Murray Scadeng of Triton Transport, and Dan Watson of Canada Cartage.

This association represented more than 1,000 trucks and motor coach fleets moving produce and people around B.C.

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