Around noon on December 4, 2016, the new Stongs unofficially opened. Word soon got around, and by late afternoon, the store was crowded. Dunbar Street became more lively, after a too-quiet summer and fall without this major anchor store.
According to The Story of Dunbar (edited by Peggy Schofield, Ronsdale Press, 2007), Stongs moved from a downtown location to Dunbar in 1955. Dunbar residents are pleased to welcome Stongs back!