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Big day for retail on Mill Street next Saturday

As you shop Mill Street on Saturday June 17, four businesses will be celebrating special occasions with refreshments, specials and smiles.

All are open from 10:00 – 5:00 with the Mayor presiding over ribbon cuttings between 2:30-3 for the new stores Classic Country Charm and Booo Clothing. Further up the street, Mill Street Books is marking its 7th anniversary and Threadwork is opening a new location.

Cheryl Kingan. Mary Lumsden. Ronny Ritschel. Kerry Parsons

Classic Country Charm

“At Classic Country Charm we take pride in our ability to offer hand made products to our valued customers. We carry custom made furniture and unique products created by experts in woodworking, jewelry, photography, quilting, and more. Picture yourself curled up by the fireplace with one of our unique pillows or throws, enjoying the aroma of one of our warmers and melts or indulging in the classic taste of nature with one of Fulton’s maple products. And if that isn’t enough we offer a much needed alternative to cable in the country with Shaw Direct through a proud family owned business JVO Satellite Inc.” Owner Cheryl Kingan welcomes everyone to their grand opening.

Booo Clothing

Booo Clothing, Made in Canada Bamboo Clothing recently opened an Almonte location.  A couple of years ago, Kerry and Alison were faced with a career change. Drawing on experience in renewable energy and working with antique chair caning and bamboo, and inspired by a fine bottle of wine, their business was born. With a store in Westport, they have just expanded here.  “We were overwhelmed with the welcome we received from neighboring businesses on Mill Street and the community; what an amazing town, awesome people! We are so happy to be here and look forward to a long relationship.”  Plan to see the wide range of bamboo products available at their new shop.

Mill Street Books

“Mill Street Books opened 7 years ago and we’re pleased to report that it was a great decision even though we knew more about books than business!  We’ve discovered that there are many delights to running a bookstore.  From unpacking cartons of new books and sharing the great titles we’ve discovered to solving mysteries locating “that book with the blue cover” –  we love what we do.  Our heartfelt thanks to our amazing customers – we wouldn’t be here without you.”

– Mary & Terry Lumsden


“It is time to lift the curtains! THREADWORK is pleased to announce the opening of its second location where we will offer carefully curated clothing for men and women, custom made products and design creations from Europe backed by personal service, styling and inspiration. Our in-house production is featuring our limited edition, hand printed, eco-friendly and sustainable Tees with unique designs. THREADWORK will set the focus to the men’s fashion scene and will continuously strive to work on new collaborations to create an exceptional shopping experience.”

– Laura and Ronny





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