The Red Apple grand opening in Revelstoke on Sept. 14. Store employees (from left) Laura Allen

$2 hot dog, pop & chips lunch today at Red Apple supports Food Bank

The Red Apple store is holding grand opening events today (Sept. 14), including a $2 charity lunch

The Red Apple store opened its doors for an official grand opening on Sept. 14, welcoming guests with cake and a number of opening week specials.

To celebrate their grand opening, the Red Apple is hosting a Sept. 14 charity lunch from about 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to the Revelstoke Food Bank. Get a hot dog, pop and chips for just $2.

Red Apple manager Trevor English said the store is partnering with Duke’s Dogs, who’ll be donating labour.

Revelstoke city council representative Linda Nixon helped English cut the ribbon for the official opening. They were joined by staff members Laura Allen, Corinne Martin, Dianne Dyck, Amy Angus and Bea Eliuk.

The Red Apple store in Revelstoke had a soft opening in August.

Inside the store, Nixon and Revelstoke Museum & Archives director Cathy English chatted about the history of the shop’s location over cake. English noted the location first opened on July 18, 1963 when Gary Cooper opened the Shop-Easy store.

Cooper then opened his namesake store Cooper’s sometime later at that location. It was later moved to its current location in the Alpine Village Mall.

Cooper — a Revelstokian — went on to open more Cooper’s stores before they were eventually bought out by the Overwaitea Food Group, who operate them today.

Centenarian Kay Martin visited the Red Apple store to shop on its opening day. “It’s been great,” she said while enjoying a piece of cake.

Trevor English said the store is still getting new stock everyday, and emphasized the seasonal selection, saying they were bringing in higher quality winter footwear this year, for example.

The Red Apple stores have branded their candy section as ‘candyworks.’ It features a big selection of candies, bulk candies and chocolate.

The Revelstoke store joined 10 other new Red Apple Canada stores celebrating their grand openings today. 20 more will be opening by the end of the month.

The stores are operated by TBS Acquireco Inc., which operates The Bargain! Shop stores in Canada.

The Red Apple stores are a new re-branding initiative.

“We’re thrilled to bring our exciting new Red Apple stores to Canada’s rural communities,” said The Bargain! Shop executive Eric Claus in a statement. “Our much anticipated new brand is focused on providing improved product offerings, tailored merchandising and a better customer experience, all while continuing to provide great value.”

The store will distribute about 40 flyers each year including sale offerings.

 

 

Just Posted

The Camozzis: Sisters committed to wellness in Revelstoke

Imogen Whale Special to the Review To say that the Camozzi sisters… Continue reading

Glimpses from Revelstoke’s past

120 Years Ago: Revelstoke Herald, May 25, 1898 The local citizens celebrated… Continue reading

Just for Kicks Dance Studio in Revelstoke wows at year end recital

Just for Kicks Dance Studio performed their year end recital last week… Continue reading

Revelstoke’s Pipe Mountain Coaster set to open for May Long

Friday will mark the third opening day for The Pipe Mountain Coaster… Continue reading

Who to call about wildlife encounters in Revelstoke

Revelstoke is now entering the season where bears are accessing urban spaces… Continue reading

VIDEO: Grand Forks shores up defences as floodwaters rise to peak levels

Canadian Forces, volunteers working to protect low-lying areas

Chilliwack Chiefs moving on to RBC Cup final after thrilling win over Ottawa

Kaden Pickering scored the winning goal in the 3rd period as Chilliwack won their semi-final 3-2.

VIDEO: As floodwaters recede, crews assess the damage to Grand Forks’ downtown

More than four dozen firefighters and building inspectors came out to help

Wellington Dukes pull off epic upset of Wenatchee at RBC Cup

The Dukes are off to the championship game after downing the Wild 2-1 Saturday at Prospera Centre.

Canada to face U.S. for bronze at world hockey championship

Canada was looking to play in the gold medal game for a fourth straight year, but saw 3-2 loss

Olympic gold medallist returns to Summerland

Justin Kripps brought his gold medal to Summerland Secondary Thursday

Searchers for Vancouver Island father turn focus to Cowichan River

Cowichan SAR joined by many other SAR groups, volunteers now determined to find missing man

Vacationers urged to check for stowaway bats that could carry deadly disease

‘White-nose syndrome’ has killed millions of bats in North America, but hasn’t arrived in B.C. yet

Are B.C.’s gas prices enough to keep you from travelling May long weekend?

Gas prices in B.C. ranging from 125 cents per litre to more than 150 cents

Most Read