After months of construction, the Chesterville MacEwens is finally nearing completion with a few extra surprises for the upcoming grand opening. Glover photo
CHESTERVILLE – After a lengthy closure and extensive remodelling, Chesterville’s MacEwens is coming closer to its grand reopening, with a couple of added features, including an M&M Food Market partnership.
“There won’t be an actual M&M store attached to the building,” said Yvonne Ghabrial, the new owner of the MacEwens; however, she went on to explain that several of M&Ms core products will be available within the MacEwens. “It’s a new partnership MacEwens is having with the M&Ms, testing it out within several sites within the eastern area.”
Ghabrial explained that this partnership was made in order to add a respected brand to their new business venture, hoping to attract more local customers.
“M&M is a very well-known brand that everyone really enjoys,” she said. “We’re hoping that this partnership will make a good addition to our product.”
This new addition to the business is not the only development that Ghabrial is excited to show in the upcoming opening.
“We have a few surprises coming up including new coffee machines, new Slushie machines and milkshake machines,” she said. “These will make very nice additions to the store that will better serve the Chesterville community.”
Ghabrial is hoping to host a soft opening for the store as close as May 28 but nothing is set in stone yet. The official date for grand opening has not yet been planned.
The last issue they need to attend to is a retaining wall to ensure that there are no issues in connection to its proximity to the South Nation River.
“We just have to install a retaining wall between the gas station and the small river within the town,” she said. “We’re suppose to build up a wall to make sure that there are no accidents.”
Other than a few paving challenges associated with the recent colder temperatures, there have been few setbacks for the construction.
“The grand opening will be soon after our soft opening, maybe a few weeks later,” she said. “We’re planning for the grand opening to include the whole community with the mayor. We’re very excited to be joining the Chesterville community. Me and my family are hoping we will fit right into the area with everyone else.”
Reporter/Photographer for Chesterville Record and Eastern Ontario Agrinews. Currently working on Record segment, “Chilling Tales from Beyond”