Metal supermarkets are often the first stop for shoppers, but the last place you’d expect to find a family of seven was in a metal shopping cart.
On Wednesday, the family who owns the store in the north of Vancouver will get their first chance to see it for themselves.article A crane was put in place on Thursday to move the metal supermarket off the site of the store that will be demolished for a new commercial building.
“I’m pretty excited, I’m so happy to be here,” said the store’s owner, Mike Leggett.
He said it’s his first time seeing the store open since its demolition in January, but he said it will have an impact on the community.
“When I first heard the news about the demolition, it was just like, oh my god,” he said.
“It was a very scary situation, and it’s not easy.”
The metal supermarket was built in the 1970s.
It is now being torn down for a commercial development project, with a portion of the site slated for development.
The store is located near the corner of Main and Queen streets.
“We’re going to be in a different situation now, because it’s going to bring a new life to our community,” said Leggitt.
It’s not clear when construction will begin on the new commercial site.