It’s not quite business as usual — more like “business as much as we can” as Brisson Castle Building and Living Centre in Cochrane tries to work around part of its store roof having collapsed.

That happened a couple of weeks ago, after two back-to-back snow storms that led to as much as 12 feet of snow on some parts of the roof.

Manager Keven Robin says some staff has been moved into cramped quarters in the warehouse office… and others in a building on the other side of Fifth Street.

“We’re trying to do as much as we can,” Robin notes.  “Retail operations are limited at this point in time, but I think we’re managing.  It hasn’t been a good week, but we’re getting there.  We’re starting to settle in a little bit.”

The impact on the staff and through them the local economy isn’t a concern to Robin, either.

“We’ve kept everybody working fulltime” he says.  There’s no intention to cut back on staff at this point in time.  So assuming we can get into the store and resume somewhat regular retail operations, there shouldn’t be any disruption to any of the staff or the payroll.”