We take inspiration from the stories we’ve heard of how this General Store served the community back in the day when Demas and Esseline Langille and then their son Selwyn and his wife Edna, stood behind the counters. The store was a gathering place, a place where people reliably find the essentials of everyday life and, most importantly, connect with others in the community. There was always a cribbage board set up on a table in back, crowded with local gentlemen, and small crowds would gather on the front porch to debate everything from the weather to local politics.
We want Chicory Blue to be that place, that place where you come for everything from heirloom tomato transplants and seeds, through hard to find spices and delicious savoury and sweet treats, meals and quick snacks, to healthy toiletries and handmade greeting cards.
We also have the space to hold small gatherings in our upstairs meeting rooms and have already hosted events from pop-up craft markets to Lunch and Learn sessions. Our library is already a comfortable place to curl up with a book and a cup of tea and will soon be an actual lending library. This summer we will begin the process of building a Tool Library with plans to also offer bicycle rentals and bike repair events to encourage more active transportation on our trails and in our communities.