A specialty food store in Okanagan Falls closes its doors on Tuesday if sales do not resume | infonews

Dahlia and Derek Millington are the owners of Little Falls Foods in Okanagan Falls.

(DAN WALTON / iINFOnews.ca)

03 April 2022 – 16:30

The struggling store that sells specialty foods in Okanagan Falls may be on its last stand, warning the community that Tuesday will be its last day if enough sales aren’t made.

“I would like to share very candidly with you where we are,” Little Falls Foods posted on its Facebook page yesterday, April 2.

“To be honest, we have about three days left to try to get out of this situation. If revenue increases immediately, we will be able to pay our expenses, purchase new specialty inventory, and move forward with our plans as a specialty store. Otherwise, that’s it.”

The company blames its struggles on rising overhead costs over the past month and has reported only half of the revenue since lifting mask mandates in March.

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If things don’t work out, owners say they feel like they’ve done their best to make this store a success.

Okanagan Falls lost its only grocery store at the end of 2019. Little Falls Foods opened in May 2021.

Homeowners have raised concerns about closing their doors in the past, but this warning is much more imminent.

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