In With the New

In With the New
By Genevieve Allen Hearn

As the leaves fall, some amazing new businesses around the Annapolis Valley are in bloom!

LilyPond Vintage Furniture & Home Décor – Kentville

Shirley Whiteway-Matheson opened a second location of her retail business in Kentville at the beginning of the month. The original LilyPond shop is located in Elmsdale. Shirley has been refinishing furniture and decorating on a budget for over twenty years. Her specialty is making old things new and seeing the potential in outdated furniture. She offers painting workshops where she teaches others how to affordably re-love their old furniture again, develop their own personal style, and choose colours with confidence.
38 Cornwallis Street, Kentville.

Golden Fig Décor – New Minas

Ariell Vincent, owner of the Edible Art Café, and Nataly Regan, former owner of Madison and Clover, have teamed up to create a new business in the vacant space next to the Edible Art Café.

Their mission is to create a lovely shop filled with beautiful treasures in all price ranges, and they encourage local artists to bring their items in on consignment. They also offer upcycled furniture, previously-loved furniture, and home décor, as well as a variety of newer items.

Ariell’s husband Jesse Vincent has a new line of live edge end tables and coffee tables available for sale as well. After building the tables for the Café, and receiving many custom orders, he decided to pursue his passion and work with this new collaboration.

9701 Commercial Street, New Minas

Millstone Harvest Brewhouse – Sheffield Mills

The new home of Sea Level Brewing is now open! Millstone Harvest Brewhouse is a taproom where you can sample beer or stock up on Sea Level beer in cans or growlers. Brewer Randy Lawrence opened Sea Level Brewing Company in 2007, at which time it was the first and only microbrewery in the Annapolis Valley. He was already in the business of using local hops and barley, but now his newest venture is the creation of a taproom on the same plot of land where the beer is made. The original Sea Level Brewing location on the harbourfront in Port Williams will remain as a pilot brewery and storefront. A grand opening of the brewhouse will take place at the end of October.

9146 Hwy 221, Sheffield Mills.

Roof Hound Brewing Co. – Kingston
It just got easier to visit Roof Hound Brewing Co., the experimental brewery that has been going strong in Digby for three years. They recently opened a new location in Kingston, where they offer their craft beer as well as a full menu, with food options including jerk burgers, fish tacos, pulled pork fries, and cheesecake. Located in the previous home of The Crossing, the 60-seat taproom features a large selection of craft beer on tap, a full retail space, and live music in a relaxing atmosphere.

573 Main Street Kingston