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

Cafe Guido manager spills the beans on new coffee shop drive-thru

“The core drink menu is the same, but there will be new drinks - new cold drinks and new food”

Arrest made in Port Alice mail bomb incident

A 73 year old resident of Whitehorse, Yukon, was arrested on September 13th and remains in custody.

Municipal spending outpaces population growth 4-fold in B.C.: report

Canadian Federation of Independent Business has released its annual operational spending report

Three mayoral races in the North Island

Elections BC has finalized their nomination list for municipal, local elections for… Continue reading

Port Hardy resident furious over smart meter installation

“They came into my house without consent and it wasn’t even a BC Hydro employee.”

‘Fire tornado’ erupts as firefighters battle interior B.C. wildfire

Firefighters near Vanderhoof were taken by surprise

Trudeau upset after meeting with Saskatchewan chiefs

Trudeau is upset about how time was managed in a recent meeting

Abdelrazik torture lawsuit delay would be unconscionable: lawyer

The federal government is making a last-minute plea to delay the Federal Court hearing

B.C. tent city ‘devastated’ after flash flood

Maple Ridge mayor says that residents shouldn’t have to return to their flooded tents

Filipino-Canadians concerned about family after typhoon hits Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut has killed 66 people in the Philippines and four in China

Ottawa looks at having retired judge help guide renewed pipeline review process

The feds would only says that ‘multiple options were on the table’

Canada bans use of trans fats in food products

Trans fats are know to cause heart disease

Yukon suspect in B.C. mail bombing makes court appearance

Whitehorse man Leon Nepper faces charges related to a mail bomb sent to a Port Alice home Sept. 11

Nearly 80% of British Columbians support a ban on handguns in cities

86% support a ban on military-style assault weapons

Most Read