By Laura Keil

The new grocery store that was supposed to open in McBride this weekend, will not be moving ahead as planned.

A statement from the owners of the building Margot and John Peterson says the change is due to unforeseen health reasons.

“We have made the difficult decision to not move ahead at this time with the opening of the Valley Market Place store due to unforeseen health reasons. We want to extend our thanks to the individuals who expressed interest in joining our staff, and to the community for their overwhelming support and encouragement. It is our hope that we will be in a position to move ahead again in the future.”