FRANCHISEE JOHN JERCZYNSKI will reopen the Extra Foods store in the Comox Centre Mall this Friday under its new name — John's Your Independent Grocer.

FRANCHISEE JOHN JERCZYNSKI will reopen the Extra Foods store in the Comox Centre Mall this Friday under its new name — John's Your Independent Grocer.

New look for grocer in Comox Centre Mall

After much anticipation, Extra Foods will reopen as John's Your Independent Grocer on Nov. 1 at the Comox Centre Mall.

After much anticipation, Extra Foods will reopen as John’s Your Independent Grocer on Nov. 1 at the Comox Centre Mall.

As of Saturday evening, the grocery store will be closed until 8 a.m Friday to prepare for the changeover.

Mayor Paul Ives along with Jeff Hampton and Faye Freisen of the Comox Valley Food Bank will be on hand to help store franchisee John Jerczynski and his team celebrate at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“I’m very excited to be a part of the neighbourhood and to serve our customers,” said Jerczynski, who opened the store in 2004. “Customers will be delighted to find a wide assortment of fresh items, including organic produce, meat and seafood, bakery and deli offerings.”

With 35 years of grocery retail experience, Jerczynski is passionate about customer service and fresh food.

The new-look grocery is 38,000 square feet, containing an expanded deli section that will offer sliced meats. There are 35 new positions — including a butcher — bringing the total number of part-time and full-time employees to 104.

A Meals to Go department will feature fresh, daily items including pizzas, hot entrees, salads, soups and sandwiches.

President Choice and no-name products will be available in nearly every aisle.

Rounding out the store is a full-service drugstore and pharmacy. Services include general pharmacist counsel, prescription services, a Food Allergy Management Assessment program, diabetes services and personalized blood pressure checks.

Customers can earn PC points, redeemable toward free groceries or merchandise when using a PC Financial, MasterCard or PC Financial no-fee daily banking debit card.

The store will help raise food and funds during the Extra Helping Holiday Food Drive in December, which will benefit the food bank.

John’s Your Independent Grocer is a banner store under Loblaw Companies, a subsidiary of George Weston Ltd., Canada’s largest food retailer.

The store is open daily from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Friday’s opening ceremony begins at 7:45 a.m.

reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

 

Just Posted

Brooklyn Elementary was able to get its expanded garden ready this spring. Photo by Comox Valley Schools
Comox Valley school garden in full bloom after setback

Along with COVID delays, Brooklyn Elementary project had lumber stolen in 2020

CVSAR search the Puntledge River following a report of an abandoned kayak. Photo, CVSAR Facebook page
Comox Valley Search and Rescue spends four hours searching for no one

Overturned kayak a reminder for public to contact officials if they have to abandon a watercraft

Little Brown Bat, Cori Lausen image
Puntledge River bats being studied

Project will use ultrasonic data to collect information on species and habitat

A 30x40 ft boat/car shop in the Little River area near Wilkinson Road was fully involved by the time firefighters arrived on scene. Photo by Comox Fire Rescue
Comox firefighters battle ‘showy’ shop fire Saturday night

Smoke could be seen throughout the Comox Valley

People watch a car burn during a riot following game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in this June 15, 2011 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Howe
10 years ago: Where were you during the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riots?

Smashed-in storefronts, looting, garbage can fires and overturned cars some of the damage remembered today

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

(Black Press Media file)
Dirty money: Canadian currency the most germ-filled in the world, survey suggests

Canadian plastic currency was found to contain 209 bacterial cultures

(pixabay file shot)
B.C. ombudsperson labels youth confinement in jail ‘unsafe,’ calls for changes

Review states a maximum of 22 hours for youth, aged 12 from to 17, to be placed in solitary

Eleonore Alamillo-Laberge, 6, reads a book in Ottawa on Monday, June 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Parents will need to fight ‘COVID learning slump’ over summer: B.C. literacy experts

Parents who play an active role in educating their children this summer can reverse the slump by nearly 80%, says Janet Mort

The border crossing on Highway 11 in Abbotsford heading south (file)
Western premiers call for clarity, timelines on international travel, reopening rules

Trudeau has called Thursday meeting, premiers say they expect to leave that meeting with a plan

The B.C. government’s vaccine booking website is busy processing second-dose appointments, with more than 76 per cent of adults having received a first dose. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C.’s COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations stable for Tuesday

108 new confirmed cases, 139 in hospital, 39 in intensive care

Cowichan Tribes man Adrian Sylvester is worried that he was targetted by a trailer hitch thrown from a vehicle. (Facebook photo)
Cowichan Tribes man worried he was target of trailer hitch

Adrian Sylvester says no one has reported a missing hitch after one nearly hit him

Most Read