RONA holds grand opening for new store, now open seven days a week

Northeast Town Mayor Al MacNevin saws the board to mark the official opening of the RONA Little Current Building Centre flanked by manager Aaron Farquhar, right, and RONA staff.

LITTLE CURRENT—With a deft slice (or several) of a handsaw, Northeast Town Mayor Al MacNevin cut through a wooden plank bearing the signatures of store employees to officially open the new RONA Little Current Building Centre located on Highway 6 on Wednesday, July 20.

“I appreciate being invited here to help celebrate the grand opening of RONA’s new store,” said Mayor MacNevin. “They have always been a great help to me with my special projects.” Mayor MacNevin quipped that the staff at RONA have always been there to rescue him when his home projects have gone awry.

“I have had a chance to visit Little Current probably eight or nine years ago at the grand opening of the original (RONA) store,” said RONA District Manager Scott Wilson. “There is a huge difference between this store and the old one. Congratulations to you and your whole staff on a job well done.”

“I would like to say thank you to all of my hard working staff,” said store owner Aaron Farquhar. “At times it has been a bit of a hard go, but it has turned into something we can all be proud of, I know I certainly am. I would also like to thank our loyal customers for their support, because that is what it is all about. There is a lot more stuff here and a lot less reason to cross the bridge. Shop locally.”

Accompanying the grand opening were a bevy of sales on a wide range of products and a chance to spin the wheel and get an even larger discount on their purchases.

Outside a fundraising barbecue in support of Little Current Minor Hockey kept the food flowing from 11 am to 3 pm.

The new greatly expanded RONA Little Current Building Centre located at 9130 Highway 6 is not the only exciting new open development. RONA is now open seven days a week, Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5:30 pm; Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm and Sunday 10 am to 2 pm.