By Manotick Messegner Staff
The Richmond Shopping Plaza on Perth Street in the western end of the village is getting a boost to with a new anchor store.
Quick Pick, an overstock store selling returned and overstocked from large retailers, primarily Amazon, opened Fri., March 4.
The business is the front building on the east side of the shopping centre. It has been vacant for years, with its main use being the home for the Richmond Lions Club Christmas Cheer until 2021.
The overstock store is the second Quick Pick location in Ottawa. The first opened on Wildwood Ave. near Bank and Heron.
The store is unique in that every item has the same price, and the price declines daily.
According to the store’s website, the store is closed Thursday after a short 9-2 day for restocking inventory for the week. On Fridays, each item costs $25. On Saturdays, prices lower to $21. From there, prices go to $16 on Sundays, $10 on Mondays, $6 on Tuesdays, $3 on Wednesdays and $1 on Thursdays until the store closes at 2 p.m.
The store will create a destination for the plaza, owned by Saade Developments.
Contact North, in the back corner of the plaza next to That Hunting Store, is a community-based distance education and training centre.
Also coming into the plaza in the vacant unit once occupied by East West Diner and next to MPP Goldie Ghamari’s constituency office is Jasmine Rice Thai Restaurant.
While Richmond does not have the same restaurant vibe that Manotick does, it is becoming a destination for serious foodies. Jasmine Rice Thai government goes into a plaza that already has Blue Diamond Bar and Grill, Chin Hon Chinese Restaurant and two pizzerias. It is also a block away from Danny’s Roadhouse, and two blocks away from Richmond Gourmet Restaurant. Royals Restaurant, one of the busiest breakfast places in South Carleton, is still temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.