Store owner Ken Rundle was very busy on Saturday, May 18, as he welcomed old and new visitors to the grand re-opening of the newly renovated Giant Tiger store in Morrisburg. He and his staff of 30 had been on the site since early morning, as large crowds took advantage of the savings and the fun activities scheduled.
“It’s a perfect day,” Rundle said. “We were hoping for big re-opening crowds and we are definitely getting them. The Morrisburg and District Lions have been serving up hot dogs and pop for $1, and people have been lined up non stop.” All funds raised by the Lions at the GT celebration go to the club’s charities and projects.
Standing in the bright store, its walls painted a warm yellow, Rundle explained that the renovations had taken about 11 weeks. “We’ve changed the store around, grouped merchandise to create a better flow for customers. We stayed open during the entire renovation so people could actually see the transformation. All Giant Tiger stores are moving to this new concept. Cornwall is celebrating its re-opening today too.”
Giant Tiger is the leading Canadian owned family discount store, committed to providing on trend family fashions, groceries and everyday needs. The privately held company was established in 1961 in Ottawa, and has over 200 locations throughout Canada.
During its celebration, the Morrisburg store offered promotional giveaways, draws for GT gift cards, face painting (with volunteer Catharine Prevost), visits with Friendly the Tiger and lots of bargains.
“While today is our big day,” Rundle said, “the deals will go on. Our store has a Hometown feel and offers everyone a real ‘hometown hello.’”