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By Andi Bourne

Merc Construction Moving Forward


August 24, 2017

Grace Siloti

The concrete work started Thursday, Aug. 17. The community can expect to see the walls and trusses going up in the next couple weeks.

SWAN VALLEY – The new Mission Mountains Mercantile had the concrete slab poured at the end of last week. The pre-built walls are supposed to arrive this week as well as the trusses.

While it's been a slow process getting to this point, contractor Rollie Matthew said the 7,000 square-foot store will be half way complete once the floor is finished.

Owner Len Kobylenski and partner Grace Siloti broke ground for the new Merc May 22. The old store, referred to by many as the "heart beat of the Swan Valley" succumbed to fire in May, 2016.

There are more than 230 pipes coming out of the floor...

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