TSC Villager Barrie store closing to make room for condo project

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A Barrie farm and pet supply store is shutting its doors for good.

TSC Villager at 259 Innisfil St. will close Dec. 31 so the building can be demolished to make room for a future condominium project, a store manager said.

Ranine Sitser said the store’s lease is not being renewed as preparations, including taking soil samples, are made to prepare for construction.

The store is part of a small Canadian chain of outlets that sell farm supplies, feed for farm animals, work clothing, garden supplies and pet food, among other items.

The Barrie store has 20 employees.

Sitser said high real estate prices in Barrie may prevent TSC from relocating elsewhere within the city.

Rick Vanderlinde, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Barrie Advance