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Vern’s Appliance owner Vern Kalmakoff and sales manager Adam Myran stand in the Princess Avenue shop.
Vern’s Appliance has become a one-stop-shop for those looking to upgrade or replace their kitchen.
Vern’s Appliance owner Vern Kalmakoff and his son Adam Myran have recently introduced Green Acres Builders and its custom-made cabinetry to their 238 Princess Ave. shop.
"We’re pretty happy," Myran said. "The manufacturing is done on (Green Acres) site with top-of-the-line equipment. There are no long wait times."
Myran said the first set of cabinets is already on display at Vern’s Appliance and complements the company’s line of Frigidaire appliances.
"The first bank has really dressed up our floor. We have another two banks (of cabinets) coming in soon," Myran said. "We’ve really become a one-stop-shop for customers looking to redo their kitchens."
Vern’s Appliance sells the full line of Frigidaire kitchen and laundry appliances. They also service all makes of appliances.
With the addition of the cabinetry, Myran said "the sky is the limit," when it comes to make and style of the cabinets. Counter tops and all the accessories are also custom-ordered along with the cabinets.
"We’re really about taking care of the customer," Myran said. "Folks can now come here for their entire kitchens. (The cabinetry) is really a perfect marriage to what we sell."
For more information, call Vern’s Appliance at 204-726-8830, email email@example.com or look for Vern’s Appliance on Facebook.
Grand Central Sandwich Deli
Time is running out for the Grand Central Sandwich Deli downtown.
Grand Central owner Trinda Collister said that the deli’s lease at 402 Rosser Ave. is up at the end of May, and the restaurant will either move or close if Collister can’t find a suitable location elsewhere.
Collister said she has been disappointed with her downtown location after three years in business and is looking for a ready-to-go counter-style restaurant to move to. She said if she can’t find one she will close Grand Central Sandwich Deli.
If you would like to get a hold of Collister about a new location, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rumours, rumours, rumours. The fine dinning crew must have started this one. The latest to hit my desk is that Joey Restaurant, famous for its "first-class" dining experience, was going to be the taker of the "For Lease" spot in the Shoppers Mall parking lot.
Shoppers Mall Kim James told me however that it’s the first she has heard of the rumour and nobody has signed on the dotted line just yet.
La Bell Boutique Gift Shop
Gift giving is going to get more diverse in Rivers with the addition of La Bell Boutique Gift Shop.
Opening on Monday at 241 First Ave., inside the Gill’s Plumbing and Heating building, La Bell Boutique Gift Shop will offer a vast array of products including jewelry, designer handbags and scarves from different countries, glass designs and dishes, soap stones and baby gift items.
Owned by Kara and Barb Plewes, La Bell Boutique Gift Shop will be open on April 2 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and then its hours are as follows: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Barb Plewes said via email that she and Kara decided to remain open later during the week to give people a chance to shop after work.
"We are so excited to bring this business to our town and because so many people work till six we thought being open a little later would help give all you hard workers a chance to come and relax and shop," Plewes said.
Plewes added that the duo are working on getting in "retro," antique and hand-made furniture, as well as a tanning bed.
For more information, call 204-721-1148 or search for La Bell Boutique on Facebook.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 31, 2012