Archive for October, 2010


The Chilli Cookoff

by admin

The Chilli Cookoff is proudly supported by Parallel Marketplace! Shopping centre tenant Thrifty Foods will be participating in the competition together with other local Abbotsford businesses and organizations. Who will have the best chilli? Come out and taste for yourself! All donated proceeds going to great causes in the community.

Tuesday
19
October 2010
Comments Off

Welcome to Whatcom Wine & Spirits

by admin

Parallel Marketplace is proud to welcome Whatcom Wine & Spirits offering exceptional selection and service. Whether you’re picking up an everyday table wine or looking for a vintage for a special occasion, Whatcom will meet your needs. Beer quaffers and spirit fans will also delight in local and imported brews, and range of products from single malt Scotches to authentic Port.

Be sure to ask expert staff about the coveted Cellar Selection wines and vast array of British Columbia VQA offerings

Opening Hours:
9am – 11pm daily

www.whatcomwineandspirits.com

Saturday
16
October 2010
Comments Off

Parallel Marketplace is now open!

by admin

On Wednesday October 6, 2010 the shopping centre was officially unveiled with the Grand Opening of Thrifty Foods. Shape Properties President John Horton joined City of Abbotsford Mayor George Peary and Thrifty Foods President Milford Sorenson to welcome the development’s anchor tenant.

Shape is proud to have Parallel Marketplace anchored by Thrifty Foods, a leader in the neighbourhood grocery sector known for its outstanding service and top quality product. The opening completes Phase 1 of the project representing 70,000 square feet of leasing space. The conveniently located centre will deliver unique, local retail offerings to shoppers, as well as give residents access to services ranging from personal to pet care. Other inaugural tenants include Whatcom Wine & Spirits, Ellwood Park Animal Hospital and Lyle Insurance. Bank of Montreal,Belissima Salon & Esthetiques, Medora Dental Care and Scruffy Tail Pet Food & Supplies will be following suit and opening this fall.

Wednesday
13
October 2010
Comments Off

Hundreds line up for new Thrifty Foods grand opening

by admin

Mayor says it could ‘transform east Abbotsford’

By Jean Konda-Witte, The Times
More than 400 eager shoppers were on hand for the official grand opening of Thrifty Foods on Wednesday, rushing into the store, shopping carts in hand, as soon as the speeches were over.

“This store will transform the east side of the city,” Mayor George Peary said of the anchor store in the new Parallel Marketplace on North Parallel Road. “This is an amazing store in an amazing location.”

The Abbotsford Thrifty Foods is the fifth store to open in the Lower Mainland and boasts, among other things, a home meal replacement section, popular with working folks who can stop on the way home and pick up a fully cooked or uncooked entrée, from lasagna to sushi.

There is also an extensive deli with freshly made salads, sandwiches of all kinds, roasted chicken and traditional deli fare.

The cheese island features more than 200 varieties of imported and local cheese and the fresh seafood counter showcases a live lobster and crab tank, and a multi-tiered fresh water shellfish aquarium tank.
Store manager Mike Bryant is excited about the new Fraser Valley venture.

“Abbotsford is a fast growing and very desirable area in which to live. Thrifty Foods is a great fit for this community and I love it here,” he said at the opening.

From the pharmacy to the floral department, the new store is a hit with shoppers, who crammed the aisles on opening day to snap up the bargains, and their Thanksgiving turkey. Shopping for his holiday meal, Jim Gordon is very familiar with Thrifty Foods from his days working on Vancouver Island.

“It’s great. The way they display their vegetables is so nice, and the deli is perfect for a quick meal,” he said. “The stuff they have is No. 1 quality.”
JKonda-Witte@abbotsfordtimes.com

Read the entire article on the Abbotsford Times website.

Saturday
09
October 2010
Comments Off

Thrifty Foods Grand Opening

by admin

For those of you wondering what’s been going on at the corner of North Parallel Road wonder no more! Parallel Marketplace, the home of the new Thrifty Foods, is open for business and we are proud to be bringing you some of the best local and national businesses to east Abbotsford. To kick off its’ opening Thrifty Foods will be celebrating it’s Grand Opening on Wednesday October 6, 2010 and you are invited! See invitation below for event details. So bring your family and friends, co-workers and four legged companions to check out Parallel Marketplace and help us in welcoming our friends at Thrifty Foods, Whatcom Wine and Spirits, Ellwood Park Animal Hospital and Lyle Insurance Services! We look forward to seeing you there!

Click on the thumbnail above to view the Grand Opening Invitation on-line or click here to download a printable PDF version.

Friday
01
October 2010
Comments Off