The family dollar store is the most popular of all the retail stores in Canada.
They’re big, colourful and well-known in a community where many are not familiar with the store’s history.
“I just love it.
It’s really nostalgic and it reminds me of my grandmothers,” said Darryl Burt.
The Burts bought the family dollar shop in the early 1980s, when the store was called the Burt’s, after their grandparents, and the family quickly grew to a large and loyal clientele.
It’s the same store that has sold a variety of merchandise, including a $1 million dollar dollar dollar tree, a $100,000 dollar dollar loan center and an $800,000 family dollar cash register.
“There’s something that you feel good about and that you want to keep, and it’s just that kind of store,” said Burt, adding that the cash register is a big part of the family’s history in the community.
“It was a big, strong family business and it really represented a lot of things that we did as Canadians.”
The store opened in 1974 and has since been a family business, selling everything from toothpaste to clothing to kitchen appliances.
The family has owned the store since 1987.
The store is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
There are no staff members at the store, but Burt says they’re looking for someone who can work all the hours to keep the business going.
“We are looking for somebody who can do the hours and who wants to keep that family business going,” he said.
The family has also been looking for a new location for the cash registers.
The store’s owners have been considering locations in B.C. and Alberta, but are considering only the city of Calgary as a possibility.
“They’re just getting desperate for an affordable location and they’re desperate for somebody to buy it,” Burt said.
“That’s the biggest reason why they’re going to keep it.”