Efforts continue to fully reopen Front Street, Red Apple plans to stay in Sioux Lookout
Tim Brody - Editor
Front Street is a step closer to being able to fully reopen.
The Municipality of Sioux Lookout has informed The Bulletin, “We have been advised that the shoring plan (the engineered plan to stabilize and secure the north/front end of the structure) for the Red Apple is complete and that Service Master is completing the shoring installation. Once completed, Front Street can reopen. We expect Service Master to be on site this week, however, we do not yet have an estimate as to the length of time to complete the shoring.”
Front Street between Sixth Avenue and the Municipal Parking Lot next to the Red Apple store remains closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. This portion of Front Street has remained closed since the evening of March 3, when a portion of the Red Apple store’s ceiling collapsed.
Red Apple Stores ULC shared in a March 31 media release that the company is, “actively seeking a new or temporary location in the event the current building cannot be repaired.”
The company further shared, “At present, the re-opening date is unknown, but will be announced once further information becomes available.”
“Getting open to serve the community of Sioux Lookout once again is our top priority. What happened was very unfortunate, and we are thankful that no one was injured,” Clinton Wolff, President & Chief Executive Officer of Red Apple Stores ULC shared in the media release. “We have been part of the Sioux Lookout community for over 14 years, and I assure you we are working hard to secure a location and welcome our customers back as quickly as possible.”