Extra Foods to shut for major renovations

 Whitehorse's Extra Foods will be closed for several months, starting next Saturday, as the store undergoes renovations. 

Whitehorse’s Extra Foods will be closed for several months, starting next Saturday, as the store undergoes renovations. When it reopens in the late fall, it will be rebranded as Your Independent Grocer.

The relaunched store will include new features, such as a salad and juice bar, a bakery and a deli department.

Dino Naccarato, Loblaw’s vice president of franchise operations, said in an email to the News that the revamped store will also offer more prepared quick meals that are served hot or ready to heat.

The new departments will bring in an additional 30 employees, upping the total staff to 120.

Loblaw also owns the Real Canadian Superstore, where current Extra Foods employees may be able to relocate during the renovations.

Mark Wykes, the Extra Foods franchisee, will continue on with the rebranded store.

On Wednesday evening, customers at Extra Foods expressed a mix of excitement for the new departments and worry about a possible bump in prices.

Various items around the store had their prices reduced for quick sale and store activity was busy as usual during the early evening hours.

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