Mac’s convenience store coming to Whistler’s Marketplace 

Doors set to open May 21

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A Mac's convenience store will be setting up shop in Whistler in just a matter of weeks.

"We are targetting to open in about three weeks," said Mac's media spokesman Doug Hartl, adding that the opening date looks like it will be May 21.

"We are excited obviously about getting into the Whistler market."

Mac's is part of Couche-Tard, the largest convenience store operator in Canada has a network of over 2,000 stores in Canada as well as a considerable presence in the U.S., with more than 3,300 additional stores.

According to the Mac's website, "the stores are located in high-traffic areas with the design of the stores based on attracting clients in their local markets rather than conforming to a single model. Most of the stores are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with high traffic customer flow early in the morning and late in the afternoon."

The Whistler store will be a 24-hour location.

Said Hartl: "We are an innovative company and we like to go into areas and we don't go into areas where we don't think we will be successful. Whistler has got it."

Asked if there was any concern that Whistler already has a convenience store in 7-Eleven Hartl said: "Everybody likes competition. Right? If we didn't think the market could support it we certainly wouldn't go in there."

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