Broken pipe forces temporary store closure
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.