Monday, November 30, 2015

Taking Stock: North Coast Business Scene -- November 2015

Our second instalment of the Taking Stock feature finds a few new openings to make mention of, while a couple of fairly significant closures announced this month in the city will also have an impact on the local economy and reduce options for residents.

While the number of changes to the commercial district are small, there have been a few additions to the roster over the last thirty days, with food options, a new clothing outlet and pet supplies leading the way.


For the month of November, the restaurant scene once provided for some of the changes to the storefronts of the downtown area.

A new restaurant has opened its doors in the old Herby's location at Sixth Street and 2nd Avenue West, with a new offering called Jessica's welcoming customers through November.

As well, the much anticipated opening of Pizza Hut has taken place, with the Third Avenue restaurant offering what seems to be the latest approach to quick turnaround dining, with only a take out option available.

Prince Rupert Pet Owners have another option in town when it comes to supplies, as Pet Valu opened its doors in the lower level of the Rupert Square Mall, located just before the entrance downstairs to Home Hardware.

Remax Coast Realty hosted an Open House this month, showing off their new location in the heart of the Third Avenue Commercial area, providing their realty services to the community from the 500 block of the city's downtown core.

The Cow Bay District has gained one more destination shop, as The LeBlanc Boutique opened its doors this month located at 413 3rd Avenue East in the Cow Bay area of the city.

An Ocean Pacific Air has added to their fleet of seaplanes servicing the community, bringing in a new float plane for service out of the Seal Cove Airport.

On the departures side of the scale, Hawkair announced plans to suspend its service to the city through the winter and spring, taking one more travel option away from residents of the North Coast.

And while not a commercial business, the closure of the canning lines at the Canadian Fish Company will have a significant impact on the workers there, with a still to be determined number of them set to lose their jobs, something which will surely have some effect on the city's retail businesses.

You will be able to find the archive for Taking Stock as a part of our larger page dedicated to the commercial sector of the North Coast found here.

We imagine we probably have missed a few here or there, so if you know of a business having opened, or seen the Going out of business sign appear somewhere in the area, drop us a line at our email account of

Or send us a short message through our twitter feed of @CharlesHays

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