VILLAGE NEWS: Grand opening of Lee’s Market

The Lee Family at the Dec 9, 2012 ribbon cutting with MC Kurt Alberts

The Lee Family at the Dec 9, 2012 ribbon cutting ceremony with MC Kurt Alberts

Fort Langley’s village core was reinvigorated with the return of the Lee Family’s grocery store. The new store, Lee’s Market, opened at 9 am on Sunday December 9, 2012, almost two years after fire destroyed their Fort IGA. Lee’s Market will have a local focus as well as more gluten-free and organic products and Peter’s flowers. A painting of the old store with “Peter’s Garden” by Birthplace of B.C. Gallery artist, Jack Turpin, is part of the store’s decor which also includes historic photographs and canoe club memorabilia.
Robert Lee and Brenda Alberts at the grand opening of Lee's Market

Robert Lee and Brenda Alberts at the grand opening of Lee’s Market


Lee's Market early Sunday Morning on Opening Day

Lee’s Market early Sunday Morning on Opening Day (photo by J.Allan)


Ready to Open. Painting of Peter's Garden by Jack Turpin on display above flower rack

Ready to Open. Painting of Peter’s Garden by Jack Turpin on display above flower rack


The gathering crowd on opening day of Lee's Market

The gathering crowd on opening day of Lee’s Market (photo by J.Allan)


Russ Wallbank & Marco Paolella of Marcon thanked by MC Kurt Alberts

Builders, Russ Wallbank & Marco Paolella of Marcon were thanked by MC Kurt Alberts


Store Manager, Andrew Abreo recognized by MC Kurt Alberts

Store Manager, Andrew Abreo recognized by MC Kurt Alberts


Birthplace of B.C. Gallery artist, Jack Turpin painted "Peter's Garden"

Birthplace of B.C. Gallery artist, Jack Turpin painted “Peter’s Garden”


Coca Cola Truck on display for Lee's Market opening

Coca Cola Truck on display for Lee’s Market opening (photo by J.Allan)


Charlie Lee, Robert Lee and Peter Lee = Lee's Market

Charlie Lee, Robert Lee and Peter Lee = Lee’s Market


Mayor Jack Froese helps Charlie, Robert & Peter Lee cut the ribbon

Mayor Jack Froese helps Charlie, Robert & Peter Lee cut the ribbon


Let the shopping begin! On opening day at Lee's Market

Let the shopping begin! On opening day at Lee’s Market

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