It doesn’t seem possible, but 2020 just got even worse.
Sayers Foods, located at 132 Burleigh Street in the village of Apsley in North Kawartha Township, suffered a major fire early Saturday morning (December 5).
Independently owned and operated by the Sayers family, the grocery store is the only one in Apsley, 60 kilometres north of Peterborough.
As around 2 a.m. on Saturday morning on Facebook, the Sayers family began posting pictures of firefighters with the North Kawartha Fire Department battling flames engulfing the store,
The extent of the damage is not yet known, but based on the photographs it appears the building is damaged beyond repair. No injuries have been reported.
The loss of the business is devastating for the Sayers family and the store’s employees, as well as Apsley and the surrounding area, especially three weeks before Christmas.
It is the only full-service grocery store between Lakefield and Bancroft, and is also popular with seasonal residents in the area.