After 40 years, Kimberley General Store reopens its doors. The building was originally opened as a general store in the 1900’s, however; it has been several years since the Village of Kimberley has had such a luxury again. With “incredible community support”, Stacie Constantine re-opened the doors on May 24th, 2010 to add a new vibrancy to the small town of Kimberley.
Constantine, who lives above the store, never planned to run a general store business, but seized the opportunity. “I just seemed to show up in the right place at the right time”, she said. “When the building came up for sale, I snapped it up within five hours”. Whether you’re a local, tourist or someone living on the healthy side, find what you need in the heart of the Beaver Valley. One minute from Talisman and five from the Beaver Valley ski club, Kimberley general store has all the necessities you need and more!
At the store, you’ll discover a wide variety of products, ranging from homemade cinnamon buns and banana bread, made by Constantine, to the best butter tarts in Grey County complete with spelt crust and real maple syrup. Come by for “strong” fair trade and organic coffee to kick start your day or try freshly made soups, stews and sandwiches. Top off your sammie with pea sprouts grown at the store and a kathir (yogurt) smoothie to further satisfy your palette. The store is unique with a pleasant and friendly atmosphere!
Constantine, a proud new business owner, quickly noticed that “it feels good to be able to provide people with things they are looking for and a public space to meet with each other”. You may even want to pick up some eco-friendly items such as soaps, cleaners and locally made angora blankets and hats. Shop for that perfect gift, and browse through the general sundries.
The produce is fresh, locally grown and organic where possible: the basic items for food preparation, locally made jams, honey, maple syrup, and frozen items for a quick and delicious meal. Now available in downtown Kimberley; the general store is a trip well worth it! Located at 235304 on Grey Rd #13, and open throughout the year, take time to visit this classic store.
For further information or stores hours, contact Stacie 1-519-599-3451 or visit their website www.kimberleygeneralstore.ca.