Longtime Port Alice resident Bill Feader purchased the Port Alice Shopping mall and his plans for improvements will make the seaside town more attractive than ever.

Plaza has new owner, changes in the works

PORT ALICE—Local resident Bill Feader is now the proud owner of the Port Alice Shopping Plaza.

  • Apr. 23, 2012 10:00 a.m.

Shirley Scott

For the Gazttte

PORT ALICE—Local resident Bill Feader is now the proud owner of the Port Alice Shopping Plaza.

After living in Port Alice the past three decades, Feader said his passion, sense of community and belief in the future has led to taking on the responsibility of the plaza and all it entails.

“I see a future for Port Alice, with long term stability, and future family security,” Feader said.

“It was also an economical decision, as it is much cheaper to own rather than continue to rent,” said the owner of the popular F.P. Foods.  The purchase takes in the post office building, the Scotia Bank building, the liquor store, the mini-mall and F.P. Foods Grocery store, along with 4.7 acres in surrounding lands.

And Feader said he’s not just sitting on what he has, there are future plans for the plaza.

There are plans for a 24-room motel which will benefit the town with visitors, contractors, and others, bringing in revenue to the restaurants and stores, he said.

“There is a definite need for more rooms here and it’s an extremely viable plan,” said Feader.

“I also wants to meet the needs of the community by opening the doors of empty stores to local and satellite business owners.”

Feader also has plans for the grocery store that include: power-saving lighting, updating all  equipment, constructing a themed interior and a lunch kiosk with seating for two dozen.

The previous owners — Baywood Ventures out of  Vancouver — gave Feader the first option to buy when he became owner/manager of F.P. Foods more than 30 years ago.

“After renting for 31 years, the property came up for sale and I made an offer that was accepted in January,” Feader said.

“I would like to help make this community into a viable family oriented place to live and grow,” he said.

“I firmly believe in it’s future success and will do anything I can to help this happen.”

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Port Hardy Mayor Dennis Dugas votes in favour of eliminating overtime pay for confidential secretary

“I think when staff makes a recommendation I have to support staff’s recommendation.”

PHOTOS: Port McNeill residents remember the fallen

A huge crowd of Port McNeill residents came out on Nov. 11… Continue reading

New Coast Guard radar boosts marine traffic monitoring off B.C. coast

Six radar installations set up for Georgia Strait to Queen Charlotte Strait to Prince Rupert

Port Alice resident a descendant of two Aboriginal war heroes

Charlie and Henry Byce are Canada’s most decorated father and son in history.

Port Hardy council hesitant to formalize question period in agendas, refers it to committee

In first act as new council, representatives were uncertain about formalizing question periods.

Trudeau offers to help Pacific islands face climate change impact

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the leaders from the Pacific island nations on Saturday during the APEC Summit in Papua New Guinea

BC Minister of Agriculture loses stepson to accidental overdose

Lana Popham announces death of her 23-year-old stepson, Dan Sealey

Canadian military’s template for perfect recruits outdated: Vance

Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of defence staff says that the military has to change because the very nature of warfare is changing, particularly when it comes to cyber-warfare

‘Toxic’ chosen as the Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries

Other top contenders for 2018 include ‘gaslighting’ and ‘techlash’

RCMP bust illegal B.C. cannabis lab

Marijuana may be legal but altering it using chemicals violates the Cannabis Act

Canada defeats Germany 29-10 in repechage, moves step closer to Rugby World Cup

Hong Kong needs a bonus-point win over Canada — scoring four or more tries — while denying the Canadians a bonus point

Avalanche Canada in desperate need of funding

The organization provides avalanche forecasting for an area larger than the United Kingdom

5 B.C. cities break temperature records

Parts of B.C. remain warm, at 10 C, while others feeling chilly

B.C. teacher’s Amazing Race takes students on Canada-wide adventure

Agassiz high school students say they had the experience of a life time

Most Read