Patry’s Tradition expands
In what he described as a multi hundreds of thousands of dollars expansion of his eleven year-old supermarket, now under the Tradition banner, but certainly closer to the million dollar mark, from what he told us, when new equipment is factored in, Guy Patry is investing to provide a lot more to the Ayer’s Cliff region.
“We’ll have a better choice of produce, a real bakery, a larger choice of frozen fare and a bigger cooler. Plus the SAQ side will also expand a bit. As we are now, we can hardly serve the growing clientele base that we have gained since moving to Tradition where the specials are much better than under our old banner.”
As he has bought the Compton Bonichoix, now under his oldest son’s guidance, he has discovered that the Patry name is a brand. “I could hardly believe it when people there phoned me to say how pleased they were that we were the new owners.”
It took a huge leap of faith over ten years ago to build a new supermarket when the surrounding area was being flooded with a couple of huge ones in Magog and in Sherbrooke. Plus the fact that there was still another grocer in town, which led to the famous ‘Who will get the SAQ store saga’ reported here in length, Montreal media jumping into the fray.
Today, Patry’s Tradition supermarket is thriving in a highly competitive environment. “We’re only minutes away from Magog, Stanstead, Coaticook and Sherbrooke. What we offer is a quick shopping experience: no need to spend four hours shopping for specials and getting home beat. Here you shop and we try our outmost best to get you moving as fast as you want.”
The new addition should open early next year.
Caption: Guy Patry in front of the work being done at his Tradition supermarket in Ayer’s Cliff.
Guy Patry is expanding his Tradition grocery store in Ayer’s Cliff.