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July 28, 2017
You may find, when you head on down to IJL at our 493 Notre Dame Ave. location, that our parking lot is closed off. And we certainly hope that this will not dissuade you from coming into our store because we are still open! The reason we have our parking lot closed off is that we are in the process of building a brand new store. One that will hopefully carry on for the next few generations as our existing store has done.
For us, it is quite exciting to see work finally taking place on our building. We have been planning, and talking about this, for almost 2 years now and it will be nice to finally see all this talk turn into something. So here is what you can expect from us over the next year:
Although we are saddened by our lack of customer parking during this time, we would like you to know that there is lots of free parking available in the area. We certainly hope this will not be a deterrent for you to come visit us, after all, many downtown businesses don't actually have their own parking lots. The end plan is to have the new parking lot at the front of our building, but this will not happen until next year.
One thing we would like to point out is there is a fire hydrant on the south side (the parking side) of Notre Dame directly across from our building that is easily missed. Please look out for it!
People have asked us if we are going to be having any sales. In all likelihood, the answer is yes! We are planning on doing some 'construction' type sales throughout the entire period, as well, we will be having our 3 day sale this year again as we always do - look towards the end of September. If you are wanting more information about sales, please sign up for our eNewsletter as that is the best we can directly contact you.
Yes, you read that correctly. This is where we get you. Because we all know Winnipegger's love anything free, we will be giving out free chocolate, made locally by Mordens Chocolate. Special pieces in the form of wrenches and hammers! Come visit us, and ask for a piece of chocolate while you shop, or take a piece to go! And as always, thanks for stopping by! Oh ya, in case we get a swarm of people, just know that it is one piece per person per visit!
The next 12 months will be interesting and stressful. First of all, because we hope that it won't actually take 12 months, but with construction, it seems like there are no guarantees. We hope that you will be patient with us, as we navigate running a business while building a new building. There will be times that it will be loud in the store and for that we are sorry. And it will be annoying to find parking, we get it. Just know that the stress you are feeling about it, we are also feeling.