Fraser Lake residents don’t need to leave the Village to get groceries anymore.
The “Fraser Lake Supermarket” opened up on Tuesday. The 4200 square foot store is in the shopping center, off the highway, below the hotel.
It’s the first grocery store in the village since SuperValu closed in June, and Councillor Sarrah Storey says it’s great to finally one back.
“Food security is huge, right? So you have so many people that were concerned about this winter and I think there is really going to be a wonderful addition to out community.”
For the past five months, residents have had to find new ways to find food. Many headed to local specialty shops and corner stores and some participated in the food swap program. There were even shuttle services to Vanderhoof, Burns Lake, and Prince George. The central location is easy for residents, especially nearby seniors.
“Winter is here now and we have seniors that can just walk across the road from our seniors independent living facility. They will now be able to walk across the road and grab some groceries.”
Storey notes the shelves aren’t completely stocked yet but there are lots of fruits and vegetables. She also expects the store to open new opportunities, like pizza by the slice, that the old SuperValu didn’t have.
Photos posted with permission from Storey, taken from the Heck Yeah Fraser Lake & Area! Facebook page.