Owner Joyous Bragg has made the decision to move the Emo office for Drivers & Vehicles Licences to a new location.
After 25 years, the office will leave Visser Auto and take up residence in the Corner Closet mini mall on Highway 11/71.
“Look for the signs on the exterior of the building,” noted Bragg, who began working for Visser Auto in December, 1983 as bookkeeper and to run the issuing office for Sam Visser—the contractor for the Ministry of Transportation.
She explained when Visser became ill, he began the process to turn over of the issuing office to her, but unfortunately he passed away before that was completed.
“I had to apply for the office and was awarded the contract in October, 2005 after about a six-month process,” she added.
Bragg, meanwhile, believes the move to this new location will be great. “I'm really looking forward to [it],” she enthused.
“I think my biggest problem is going to be to get the word out there about where my new location is,” she admitted. “I have built up quite a clientele over these years from all over the district.”
But she always welcomes new customers, too.
Bragg’s sole employee, Frances Grant, who has worked there for many years now, also will be making the move.
“She will be working part of the work week for me when I’m out of the office,” Bragg explained.
The Visser Auto office will be closed this Thursday and Friday in order to prepare for the move. Bragg reminds clients the Fort Frances office will be open during this time.
The office will open in its new location on Monday, April 2, and will operate from 8:30 a.m.-noon and 12:30-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Anyone with questions regarding vehicle licences can contact Bragg at her new number—482-3948.
Along with all vehicle transactions, the office also will conduct all driver’s licence renewals, address changes, and abstracts.