INNISFAIL – There’s a big building rising on the west side of Henday Mall.
The new two-story building at 4890 - 52 St. with more than 10,000 square feet of space, which the town says has a building permit value of $1.7 million, will be the new work home for Day Dental and its two popular doctor Day partners and brothers – Isaac and Jacob.
They have been providing expert dental services in the community for the past decade at the Co-op Mall.
While looking over at the next-door mall, Isaac notes the Dollarama store is where he gets little toys for children after a cleaning and a check up.
“It is convenient for us too,” Isaac said.
They will be moving into their new headquarters in early 2022. The business partners will be bringing in new tenants for the bottom floor but Day Dental will take the entire second floor.
“That is why you see that big elevator shaft. We are going to make it completely wheelchair and seniors accessible for all our patients,” said Isaac, who at 37 is the older brother.
The brothers said with the owners of the Co-op Mall planning a big renovation at their existing offices it was a good time to find a new location for their practice.
“They have been a good landlord and we wish them well. We are excited to see what they do,” said Isaac. “Oddly enough what that meant is that we had to find a new home while they get their ducks in a row.”
Jacob added by the time their lease soon expires with Co-op it will be a full 10 years at the Co-op Mall.
“It has been a good 10 years. As to whether or not we had plans to eventually build a building I’m not sure that we thought that would be the case as we were happy with our arrangement with the Co-op but as Isaac said the opportunity presented itself for us to put down our roots,” said Jacob. “It’s my understanding we are the only dentists who live and work in town.
“Our kids go to school here. Our intention is to make a clear statement we are not going anywhere,” added Jacob. “We are happy to invest in this town that has been so welcoming to us and our families. It is exciting for us to have this opportunity to make that permanent.”
He said both he and Isaac have been “adamant” that their new headquarters project benefits as many local families as possible, noting the many challenges citizens and local business owners have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and through Alberta’s prolonged recession.
“We are making sure local companies are being supported as much as possible with this project,” said Jacob. “Markon Electric is one of the contractors that is doing the electrical and we are happy their family and business is a local product and he’s a longtime resident born and raised in Innisfail.
“We want to make sure we are providing a boost in every way possible to support the families that have been so welcoming to us,” he added.