They built this city

It was back in 1921 that what eventually would become the Philpot Evitt company first opened up shop in the city, beginning almost ninety years of commercial services to the Prince Rupert area.

The long time fixture on the local scene closed its doors last week, bringing to an end that chapter in the history of Prince Rupert. The Philpott Evitt store, will soon take on a new name and the keys handed over to a new owner as Kamloops based Rick Kurzac will reopen the location under the Home Hardware Building Centre banner sometime in 2009…

(from  the blog a town called podunk, click on the link below to see the entire article … 4672974799 )-