The current Baie-D'Urfé Provigo will close on March 25th and will reopen 12 leeks later in mid-June as a Maxi. The supermarket, off of Morgan, was a Steinbergs when it first opened its doors in 1967. The store reopened as a Provigo after a fire destroyed the attached indoor mall in 1980.
George Weston Ltd., who owns Loblaws, Provigo, Maxi, and Pharmaprix, decided to convert 25 Provigo stores into Maxis this year. The Maxi will have a completely new layout and equipment. The existing fifty Provigo staff members have been offered temporary positions at other Maxis to become familiar with the chain's policies and procedures.
Franchise owner Francis Deroo was bought out as his franchise agreement was about to expire, and he declined a management position offer in the hopes of retiring. He has been the location's franchisee since 2013 and is popular within the community for the special senior shopping and discount programs offered at his Provigo.
SOURCE: Bob Harris, Baie-D'Urfé News.