Despite the upcoming closure of the longtime hardware store, Pembina Co-op is still committed to its presence in Minto.
According to Minto Manager Terry Campbell, the co-op has been investigating the situation at the store located in the middle of the village for some time. The decision to close comes down to practicality.
“We have been looking at our hardware for the last several years,” Campbell explained. “The amount of business is not sustainable. To have one part of the operation that loses money for us in today’s business world does not work. Even members using the store would not appreciate operating a business that is not sustainable.”