Downtown Kitchener grocery store’s opening delayed

News Oct 25, 2016 by Record staff Waterloo Region Record

KITCHENER — It is taking longer than expected to renovate part of an old building that will house a new grocery store in the city core, but the owners hope to be open before year's end.

J & P Grocery will be located in the back part of 8 Queen St. N., part of the building that once housed the Goudies Department Store. Startup Vidyard occupies the rest of the building. When the landlords announced the grocery store a few months ago, it was slated to open in late September or October.

The couple behind the initiative, Johnny Kent and Sarah Pepper, said the project is moving forward, but more slowly than expected because the renovations are more difficult than first thought.

"We are taking a very old building and turning it into a modern grocery story, so it is a lot of work," Pepper said. "We are hoping in the next couple of months we will get the doors open."

Meanwhile, the couple has signed an agreement with T & J Seafoods to sell fish and related products in the store when it opens.

A living wall will be built where lettuces and herbs will be grown for sale.

"It's hard to get more local and more fresh than that," Pepper said.

Downtown Kitchener grocery store’s opening delayed

News Oct 25, 2016 by Record staff Waterloo Region Record

KITCHENER — It is taking longer than expected to renovate part of an old building that will house a new grocery store in the city core, but the owners hope to be open before year's end.

J & P Grocery will be located in the back part of 8 Queen St. N., part of the building that once housed the Goudies Department Store. Startup Vidyard occupies the rest of the building. When the landlords announced the grocery store a few months ago, it was slated to open in late September or October.

The couple behind the initiative, Johnny Kent and Sarah Pepper, said the project is moving forward, but more slowly than expected because the renovations are more difficult than first thought.

"We are taking a very old building and turning it into a modern grocery story, so it is a lot of work," Pepper said. "We are hoping in the next couple of months we will get the doors open."

Meanwhile, the couple has signed an agreement with T & J Seafoods to sell fish and related products in the store when it opens.

A living wall will be built where lettuces and herbs will be grown for sale.

"It's hard to get more local and more fresh than that," Pepper said.

Downtown Kitchener grocery store’s opening delayed

News Oct 25, 2016 by Record staff Waterloo Region Record

KITCHENER — It is taking longer than expected to renovate part of an old building that will house a new grocery store in the city core, but the owners hope to be open before year's end.

J & P Grocery will be located in the back part of 8 Queen St. N., part of the building that once housed the Goudies Department Store. Startup Vidyard occupies the rest of the building. When the landlords announced the grocery store a few months ago, it was slated to open in late September or October.

The couple behind the initiative, Johnny Kent and Sarah Pepper, said the project is moving forward, but more slowly than expected because the renovations are more difficult than first thought.

"We are taking a very old building and turning it into a modern grocery story, so it is a lot of work," Pepper said. "We are hoping in the next couple of months we will get the doors open."

Meanwhile, the couple has signed an agreement with T & J Seafoods to sell fish and related products in the store when it opens.

A living wall will be built where lettuces and herbs will be grown for sale.

"It's hard to get more local and more fresh than that," Pepper said.