Good news came out of South Huron council Monday morning as a planned restaurant/gas station/convenience store project for the north end of town is another step closer to reality.
As reported elsewhere in this week’s Times-Advocate, council granted site plan approval Monday morning for the project, which could start construction within a month and be completed by Christmas.
In a time when many communities are struggling, particularly rural communities, it is nice to see such a significant project come to Exeter. The southeast corner of Main and Thames has sat empty for too long and rumours have gone on for years about what might be going there. Well now we know – an AW with a drive-thru, a convenience store and a gas station.
In addition to that new project we have construction on the new Crabby Joe’s coming along well and the Shell station being refurbished.
Not only is it good news for the economy to see new businesses coming into our community and making major investments, it’s always a positive thing to see new construction.
On top of that, the new businesses bring with them additional employment opportunities and services for local residents. Truly good news for our economy and our Main Street.
Helping our neighbours
Was there ever any doubt that the rest of the county would rally around Goderich after the recent tragic tornado? The response has been overwhelming — from neighbouring municipalities offering assistance, to countless organizations, businesses and individuals donating money, clothes, food and other items.
While it’s true many Goderich residents and businesses will have hard times ahead of them coping with the losses they suffered Aug. 21, they should know that charitable efforts will continue and “Canada’s Prettiest Town” will not be forgotten or left on its own.
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