Loblaw Given New Deadline in Distribution Center Project

Thu. June 12th, 2014 - by Christofer Oberst

CORNWALL, ONTARIO – Loblaw has been given a new deadline to begin construction on its Distribution Center in Cornwall. 

The city council has given Loblaw an extension on its original agreement of purchase and sale of the land.  The revised agreement sets a deadline of December 2015 to start building the distribution center in Cornwall’s business park.  The center must also be up and running by December 2016, according to Cornwall’s Seaway News.

Though the original agreement of purchase and sale expired in 2013, the city’s Economic Development Manager Mark Boileau is confident that the project will be completed.  He said, "They spent millions of dollars on that site, and Loblaw is a very reputable company - they're not in the business of wasting time, they're doing this for a reason.”

This will be a major commercial development for the 121-acre site.  “It’s a pretty good sized site,” said Boileau, noting that though it is not known how many people the distribution center will employ, it is just smaller than neighboring Supply Chain Management and Eleven Points Logistics.  Those companies together employ about 1,200 workers, according to Standard-Freeholder.com.

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