by Stephen Dafoe

Almost two years after the 100 Block West Development broke ground, Scott Jendruck, President and Managing Partner of Trade Developments Inc. brought the news that a new family medical clinic and pharmacy would be the anchor tenant for the new building.

Jendruck told attendees at the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce’s Mar. 2 meeting that Morinville Family Medical Clinic and Morinville Family Pharmacy would open this spring.

The new walk-in clinic and pharmacy, operated by Alberta Medical Professionals, will occupy approximately 3500 square feet, or about 30 per cent of the 10,800 square feet of commercial space in the 100 Block West development on 100 Avenue.

“Morinville’s in for a bit of a treat in terms of their level of service,” Jendruck said, adding the clinic/pharmacy is presently under construction and that the owners may attend a future Chamber luncheon closer to opening. “I know they’re very excited to be here in Morinville.”

Web-JendruckIn a media scrum after the luncheon, Jendruck said getting the clinic here was a bit of a two-way street between his company and the owners of the clinic/pharmacy.

“I was active in the Edmonton area looking to fill this need in Morinville,” he said. “We saw a good fit with our project – 100 Block West – and they saw the need as well.”

Chamber President Simon Boersma prefaced Jendruck’s announcement by mentioning a letter to the editor he had written as president in the summer of 2013 identifying a need for more doctors in the area. That letter identified a forthcoming six-step program to get more doctors.

Jendruck noted the Chamber identifying a need for more medical services; however, Boersma said the Chamber played no direct role in bringing the clinic to town.

“I wanted to personally be involved with the whole aspect,” Boersma said. “I as a business owner was actually looking at coming into the building myself, but couldn’t make it happen. I wanted to see this [clinic] happening within our community. I told them – go ahead – get whoever we need and went out for looking. We as a Chamber didn’t look. I went out looking personally, and Scott found this [business], and this is a need.”

With 30 per cent of the commercial space now occupied, Jendruck said the building can accommodate between two and four more bays, depending on the space requirements of prospective tenants.

“We are looking for good fits with our 50-plus demographic,” Jendruck said, referring to the 50-plus residential units on the upper floors.

More information on the development is on the web at http://tradedevelopments.com/100-block-west-mornville/.

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  1. Another pharmacy that will make 4. Sorry but it seems strange that we have more bars, liquor stores and now pharmacies in town wish we could attract other form of businesses

    • Lots of socks in town. I would really love a convience store by my house but someone is holding that up. La Sigh :/

    • Just don’t know why we cannot attract businesses other than those that sell socks. What’s that six places to buy socks here?

    • Oh dont forget a vaping store coming… yaaay! Not.. same people looking to cash in on the latest fads, what about the other 98% of townspeople who dont vape? Dumb.

      • Well scooter, stats say roughly 20% of the population uses combustible tobacco products. Those folks, along with those who already use vaporizers, are our target market.

        Now if I really wanted to make a wad of cash, I’d open a head shop. Judging by the enquiries I’ve had this week there is a strong demand.

        But I think I’ll leave that for someone else.

        Regards,

        Thomas Kirsop

  2. A dr office you can get into in this town would be amazing . Lived here for 16 yrs and had to drive very sick babies into St. Albert to go to the dr.

  3. Can someone please open up a frozen yogurt place like tutti frutti I would be a loyal customer 🙂 thanks!

  4. We need an adult store since this town seems to be a commuting town for at least one spouse! lol kidding..or not

  5. It’s great to see business coming to our town involving professional people. Hopefully we can make them welcome enough that they will reside in town. It’s nice to see people wanting new business but we have to support them. Not like the comment Walmart is only 10 minutes away
    Gil B

  6. If anyone else is thinking about opening a small business, socks, sushi, yogurt or marital aids, the former hairdresser site behind Quinn’s Plumbing was up for lease (we looked at it, it’s quite nice inside). There is also a 1200 sqft bay next to star communications that has been up for lease for some time.

    Regards,

    Thomas Kirsop

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