The warden of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough says the closure of their local building supplies store will have a big impact.
The Central Supplies outlet in Guysborough, which was owned by officials with New Brunswick-based Kent Building Supplies, shut down Friday.
There were four full-time employees at the location; only one was relocated.
After December’s regular municipal council meeting Wednesday, Vernon Pitts, Guysborough’s warden, said the closure has already been felt by residents.
“It’s going to have a large impact on the municipality- at present, there’s nowhere within close proximity of Guysborough, shall we say the shire town, to purchase material,” he said. “A prime example is I needed to get some shelving (Tuesday)- ended up I had to go to Antigonish to pick up the shelving.”
Pitts said there’s not much municipal officials can do about the closure at this point.
“It wasn’t good news for the municipality, but Kent is a private enterprise,” he said. “They do as they see fit, and they decided to close.”
Pitts said he hopes another building supplies company will step up and fill the void, or Kent officials return when some big projects in the municipality get off the ground.