In With the New: Locally Owned Businesses Sprouting Up Across the Valley! (Part 2)

In With the New: Locally Owned Businesses Sprouting Up Across the Valley!
By Genevieve Allen Hearn

As a continuation from the last issue, here are more local businesses that will be appearing soon in a neighbourhood near you!

Schoolhouse Brewery

Location: 40 Water Street, Windsor (behind T.A.N. Coffee)
Open date: They hope to open the retail shop by December and the Taproom by next Spring.
What will you offer?
Cameron Hartley: Although we have loved having the title “Nova Scotia’s smallest craft brewery”, it has many challenges. For the past year we have been at our maximum production of 300litres/week and selling out locally. The only way for our business to grow is to set up a new location with larger production capacity. Our new location will be open to the public, where our present location is not. This will open up many more opportunities for us like having our own retail space, expanding our production capacity, offering brewery tours, and running a taproom with a patio and a small kitchen.

Noble Grape Kingston

Location: 694 Main Street, Kingston
Open date: September – no official date as of yet.
What will you offer?
Ed Barkhouse: Noble Grape is a locally owned and operated business. Customers should expect top-notch customer service, some of the best wine kits the industry has to offer, and staff with the passion for wine, cider, and beer. We can also help anyone who is interested in making their own wine, cider, and craft beer from scratch.

Big Wigs Family Diner
Location: 9818 Main Street, Canning
Open date: Opened mid-July, 7am-3pm
What do you offer?
Nancy Roscoe: Owned by the Huntley Family, Big Wigs is a retro 50 – 60’s Diner. The Huntley’s also own the Canning Village Meat Market and supply the Diner with their wonderful fresh meat products. The diner serves all day breakfasts which include the Meat Market’s popular bacon and breakfast sausages. Signature burgers are becoming a popular item at the Diner. The future hope is to operate a bakery and extend the hours.

Wheaton’s (re-build)
Location: Commercial Street, Berwick (across from the Berwick Fire Hall
Open date: The new location will open in Spring 2017
What will you offer?
Melissa Reeves: The new location will feature the Wheaton’s retail store (furniture and home décor that has made Wheaton’s a popular retail destination for many years), as well as the Cider Press Café.