I am a Unionville local transplanted from the city 10 years ago. Unionville is a beautiful town and has a quaint, robust historic Main Street, surrounded by the typical suburban fare. But being a city girl I missed the feeling of community and the ability to walk to cute boutiques that would always deliver on an interesting experience and new items to explore.
So after life in the corporate world specializing in marketing for 20 years I was downsized, and when this amazing location became available I saw it as a sign to open up the store I’ve been dreaming about for over 15 years.
A modern twist on the General Store will connect Canadian artisans who create small batch goods with creative and thoughtful consumers. Products will be of the highest quality, making them a joy to give (and receive!).
Fast forward 3 years to 2020 and - well you know - COVID forced us to pivot and change our model from an in store experience to an online experience when we had to close for 3 months. When I reopened with limited capacity and less traffic on the street but still high rents and expenses, I decided to take our new online store and make it the only store.
So with great sadness, I closed the door of 155 Main Street on August 31, 2020 but look ahead to a thriving business online and will find ways to reconnect personally. Facebook Live events, Pop-Up shops and Markets will still give me the chance to feature our products, connect with our customers and share our makers stories.
I hope that you enjoy shopping here as much as I've enjoyed finding the interesting and eclectic mix of products from across Canada.