Bro­ken pipe forces tem­po­rary store clo­sure

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

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ron­tiere, the video rental and flower shop sit­u­ated in the down­town Rock Is­land sec­tor of Stanstead just a few hun­dred feet from the bor­der cross­ing on Duf­ferin Street, had to close its doors tem­po­rar­ily be­cause of wa­ter dam­age to the premises.

“Wa­ter started leak­ing through the ceil­ing in our store on Satur­day, com­ing from the apart­ment up­stairs,” said Jen­nifer Car­riere, wife of Brian Reynolds who owns the busi­ness along with Nick Houle. The own­ers of the build­ing have been away on hol­i­day, mak­ing it dif­fi­cult to get to the bot­tom of the prob­lem. Work­ers were sent to take a look at the dam­age but have not yet fixed the bro­ken pipe which also caused elec­tri­cal dam­age in the store.

“They ripped the ceil­ing open to take a look, but we still don’t know what was ac­tu­ally drip­ping into the store. We’ve been told it was rain­wa­ter but, since we do sell food in the store, we want to know ex­actly what was leak­ing and then have it cleaned prop­erly,” added Ms. Car­riere.

“We’re very sorry but we will have to stay closed this week and we’re not sure when we will be able to re-open. We’re hop­ing it will be fixed by the end of the week.”

The own­ers of the store have brought many movies, all the new re­leases, to De­pan­neur Jan, in the Beebe sec­tor, so cus­tomers can rent them.

If any­one needs flow­ers for a fu­neral or for a spe­cial event, call 819 876-7049 to speak with Jen­nifer. “I can’t keep flow­ers in stock so I won’t be able to do small or­ders, but we are the only place in town that sells flo­ral ar­range­ments, so I don’t want any of our cus­tomers to be stuck,” she ex­plained. A bro­ken wa­ter pipe, pos­si­bly brought on by the re­cent frigid tem­per­a­tures, has caused con­sid­er­able dam­age in the Video Fron­tiere store on Duf­ferin Street, forc­ing the own­ers to close tem­po­rar­ily.

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