Couple tackles a servo expansion
AFTER four years Sven and Karen Koremans can finally see their dreams unfold before their eyes as Koremans BP begins its six-month revamp.
The project started last Monday with the two houses previously on the block both moved and the site all levelled out and ready for local Roulston Builders to work on the foundations.
The new building will include a service station, tackle shop and bottle shop at the back of the block behind where the current shop is on Wood Street.
“It is an exciting future, realistically it’s like running on against the All Blacks – exciting but scary,” Mr Koremans joked.
“It’s been nearly four years from thinking about it to getting ideas... it’s a long process that takes a long time.”
Mr and Mrs Koremans have owned and run the service station for 10 years and have seen the need for the new business.
“The bottle and tackle shop we think are complementary businesses on the highway, a one-stop bottle shop and tackle shop service station becomes a travel centre,” Mr Koremans said.
“West Warwick needs a facility like this.”
He said the builders were digging the footings at the moment and then would move on to the structural steel work.
Meanwhile across town a Hungry Jacks spokesman, Gabe Sciaretta, said the development of Hungry Jacks on the corner of Albion and Wood streets was well under way for a mid-May opening.
“What we use is a modular building so you will start to see a building on site (today),” Mr Sciaretta told the Daily News.
Modular buildings are sectional buildings, which are manufactured in a facility and then delivered to the site.