What is going on in Whitecourt?
It was a tough end of February for a number of now former businesses. The town saw the closure of Timber Mart, Taco Time, Quiznos and Whitecourt Truss.
Seeing the closure of five businesses in less than a month is a troubling sign. It’s not expected to stop soon either, with Chez Nous, Furniture Liquidators and Vapor Night Club having plans to lock the doors permanently.
There’s already a number of empty retail spaces in town, so what will happen to ones that are being added to that list.
If not already occupied, the old Taco Time will be a highly coveted location. It contains a drive through, is on a major travel corridor and is in close proximity to the high school, Scott Safety Centre and Allan and Jean Millar Centre.
The Vapor location is expected to become a bowling alley by the end of 2018.