Tag Archives: Convenience store

121 Highway 1, Smiths Cove

Usually sellers are happy when they are able to accept an offer, and all the conditions are waived.  In our case, being able to say that our store in Hillsburn was officially sold led to something resembling a panic situation. Where were we going to go next? We have been seriously considering a property in Clementsvale.  It was very economically priced but needed work (and lots of it).  However, we thought it would be an ideal spot for an old-fashioned country store. We knew that the couple who…

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Fundy’s Mountain General Store (November 2011-September 2013)

Nova Scotia is permit-happy, in my opinion.  Our first step was to choose a name for the business and pay for a business name search.   We knew we wouldn’t be able to use Dee Wee’s Takeout and Convenience.  It was a personal name created by the previous owners. The logical choice, in our opinion, was Fundy’s Mountain General Store.  We didn’t want to emphasize the takeout quite as much as the previous owners had (mainly due to my lack of confidence as a cook!) . After all, the…

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A Bumpy Start for The Three Little Bears Cottage Store

My husband and I opened our new store (The Three Little Bears Cottage Store)  in the small community of Smiths Cove, Nova Scotia, with great expectations one morning in early December 2013.  We changed our “Opening Soon” and “CLOSED” signs to “OPEN”.  We waited inside for the inevitable herd of eager, curious shoppers.  Oh, we knew some of them wouldn’t buy much.  They would step in mainly just to look around and see what this new store in their small community was all about.  After…

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