Work nearing completion on massive new furniture store

An inside view of the main floor.

Tradespeople are busy working to complete the finishing touches on the new City Furniture building, located near the overpass in Castlegar.

The main floor, at 16,000 square feet, will be a showroom, with an additional 6,000 square feet on the mezzanine.

In the basement, another 16,000 square feet will be used to store furniture.

Robert Schulz of Western Industrial Contractors said at the height of construction, 20 tradespeople were working on the building at any given time, but noted they’ve been averaging about 10 to 12 workers at once.

Electricians are busy installing lights, tile setters are tackling the floor, painters have finished the inside walls and cable and Internet connections are in the process of being set up too.

This week, stucco started going on the outside walls, but Schulz said the store will probably open before the exterior is complete.

“The rest of the walls won’t be done until the spring when it warms up,” he said, and then there will be landscaping to do too.

On Monday, trucks will start arriving with furniture to be stored in the basement until the main floor is complete.

No official opening date has been set yet.

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