If you’ve had the same old tired countertop for a while —you know the one that has loads of scratches, stains and whatnot, you might be wondering what type of countertop to replace it with. Wheat City Granite just might have the solution for you.
With free home estimate, Wheat City Granite owners Don Fehr and Sam Mulaw and their staff can tell you why a granite countertop is a good fit for your home and how much it will cost to custom make a countertop to fit your space.
Located at 30 11th St., Fehr said the staff at Wheat City Granite mainly work out of your home and don’t really offer regular store hours.
"If people want to see the displays they will call and make an appointment," said Fehr.
"But we do most of our work in the home visit."
Fehr said doing a complimentary home visit allows Wheat City Granite staff to measure, price and custom fit something that is functional and will last a lifetime in your home.
Fehr said he previously built granite countertops in California, and has now moved back to Brandon to do the same.
Fehr said there are other places in Brandon where a granite countertop can be purchased, but no other place in town makes the counter tops, which can really affect the price of your purchase.
"The cost of the granite is about the same, but you cut probably half the cost when the countertop isn’t shipped in from Winnipeg," Fehr said. "Granite is more costly, but it is basically a lifetime investment. It will last forever and it really ups the value of your home."
For more information or to book an appointment with Wheat City Granite, call 204-717-7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Park Community Record and Music Sale
The 12th annual Park Community Record and Music Sale is taking place tomorrow at the Park Community Centre, located at 1428 Louise Ave., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Don Burnett, who has organized the event for the last 12 years, said there will be a wide variety of music formats and genres for sale at the event.
"There will be vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, music books (autobiographies), T-shirts, maybe musical instruments and stereo equipment," Burnett said.
"There will be all kinds of stuff, from old time rock and roll to classical — you never know what’s going to turn up."
So far, Burnett has 20 tables rented out, but he said he does have a few more available inside the community centre for rent for $20 and is offering any number of outside tables for $15.
Admission for music lovers is free, but Burnett is encouraging everyone who attends to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Samaritan House.
Fair Trade coffee from the Marquis House will be for sale as well as pizza and other lunch items.
Riverheights School Fundraiser
Riverheights School, located at 32 E.s Fotheringham Drive, is hosting a fundraising bake and vendor sale on Wednesday, April 18, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission is $2 and those who attend will be able to shop at not only the bake table but a variety of vendors including Epicure, Sunset Gourmet, Created 4 U, Tupperware, Mary Kay, Sentsy, Jockey, Arbonne, Usborne, Tocara, Silpada, Photography by Dale, Close to my Heart, Pampered Chef and more.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 14, 2012