Who doesn’t love finding great deals on high quality items? Local business owners Heather McLeod and Alisa Borowsky came together with the idea of a liquidation store that could provide those options to local residents, and since Martensville currently doesn’t have a lot of retail options, they thought it would be a good fit for the community.
Finding a location was a bit frustrating as the one they initially found, they were unable to have because of zoning restrictions. “That was the biggest hurdle we had as we had looked at another location in town and were told that it wasn’t zoned for the type of business we were setting up so that was a little frustrating as it was in a great commercial location. It all worked out in the end when we found the building we did, that allowed us to have a showroom store front setting as well as warehouse space that accommodates large truckloads of shipments we will be receiving,” stated McLeod.
They will have a wide range of products available, and are hoping to have a little bit of something for everyone. “We are going to continue to bring products in that everyone needs, making it easy to pop in for a last minute birthday gift or just being the first stop for customers that are looking for that special piece of furniture for their home,” added McLeod.
The two women are amazed at how quickly products have been leaving the store since opening on June 1st. “We plan on bringing in a new shipment once a month, ensuring there is always new and exciting items for customers to see each time they visit. We have had very positive feedback about the current products and suppliers we currently carry,” McLeod explained. From furniture and rugs to small home goods, bedding, toys and appliances, you can find a wide variety of these great quality items at amazing deals. Their suppliers are mainly The Shopping Channel, Wayfair, and Amazon.
They will also be able to have a selection of tools to purchase as well as apparel and foot wear. A popular athletic clothing line brand called One Tooth Apparel will be coming in from Target as well. They plan to continue with orders from Wayfair and Amazon as well as trying out a shipment from Target.
In keeping with the COVID-19 restrictions, they have hand sanitizer mounted on the wall and ask all customers to use it as you enter the store. They also have disposable masks available free of charge to anyone that requests one. “We have a tap feature on the point of sale machine and the machine is wiped down after being used if it is necessary for the customer to touch the keypad. Our store is a little cozy in some areas so we do ask customers to maintain safe social distancing measures, and so far everyone has been amazing! Staff routinely wipes down surfaces that are frequented to maintain a healthy environment for everyone,” said McLeod.
They will be showcasing certain items each week where they will run a promotional special, which will be posted to their Facebook page. If you have any questions about the store, you can call (306) 242-0251, or Facebook: ‘Martensville Liquidation’, or by email at email@example.com.
When asked how she felt about the experience so far Heather stated, “We are so humbled by the amazing support the community has shown us already, especially during this challenging COVID-19 time. Local small business owners have not only reached out and promoted us through their own social media accounts but have stopped into the store and made purchases for themselves and their families. We are truly grateful and plan to pay it forward!”
Their hours are Monday – Friday from 10am-5pm and Saturday – Sunday from 10-2. Hours of operation may change in the future depending on demand and feedback from the public as well as COVID-19 restrictions, but any changes will be updated on their Facebook page. Come check them out at 111 9th Street North.