QUEBEC, Feb. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - At approximately 11:30 EST PM Friday night, a small fire that broke out at a Future Shop store was reported to emergency services in Beauport. At the time of the fire, the store was closed and there were no employees working inside, nor were any injuries reported.
The total cost of the damage is still unknown, however early estimates from regional leadership have estimated that it appears to be less than $500,000. We expect the store will return to business-as-usual in one to two weeks.
Naturally, all employees affected by the temporary store closure will be compensated for any lost hours they might incur.
All Customers who may have ordered in-store product pick-up's that were affected will be able to arrange pick up at a more convenient date soon or potentially another location nearby.
As a gesture of appreciation to the efforts of the Beauport Emergency Response Teams, Future Shop will be making a generous donation to the local office of the Quebec Firefighters Foundation for Major Burn Victims (Fondation des pompiers du Québec pour les grands brulés).
In the meantime, Future Shop wishes to remind all customers in the region of two other FS stores able to serve them during the temporary closure:
Future Shop at Galeries de la Capitale and Place Laurier are open Monday-Friday until 9:00 pm and Saturday - Sunday until 5:00 pm EST.
For more information and a complete listing of store locations and hours, please visit Futureshop.ca.
About Future Shop
With 150 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store (www.futureshop.ca), Burn./l;aby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. The company employs more than 10,000 technology enthusiasts, has enabled its website, Futureshop.ca, to deliver unparalleled content about the products it sells. Futureshop.ca also hosts an online community forum and tech blog called Tech Yeah for technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to exchange ideas, reviews, tips and other consumer electronics information (www.futureshop.ca/techyeah). As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop has developed solutions to recycle used electronics and is committed to employee volunteerism and supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to transforming local youth into Future Leaders (see www.futureshop.ca/futuregeneration).
For further information:
Elliott Chun, Future Shop
Thierry Lopez, Future Shop [email protected]
Press room: www.futureshop.ca/media