Originally Posted by Charlie & Lucy
Does anyone know if there is a service similar to Bromley's IGA near the crossing to Osoyoos?
The nearest town to the border is Oroville, and it's really small. I've been there a few times, although several years ago, and the Prince's Center
(1000 23rd Ave) seemed to be the place with everything - it was a grocery store and department store... and back then it was the preferred video rental location for Osoyoos (the Osoyoos Home Hardware doesn't quite have everything
). The grocery side is apparently currently an Akins Foods
The hardware and department side was an Ace Hardware, and my guess is that it would be the possible source of a storage service... but unfortunately as I just learned it apparently became Hughes Department Store
and recently went under
, although the store's web site is still running. The article says
The store was hurt when the exchange rate on the dollar reduced the number of Canadians crossing to Oroville to shop.
... so if people from Osoyoos were the ones supporting the business, it probably wasn't serving a lot of northbound tourists anyway.
The next larger town down the highway is Omak, and it's still small. It didn't seem like a border community to me; I don't know if there would be any services related to cross-border tourism. At least it does appear to have a sporting goods store with firearms sales (Big 5
) but I have no idea if they would offer the desired service - I've been to Omak, but not into that store.