Thornbury celebrates new businesses

The historic harbour town of Thornbury is bursting with business. Celebrations abound with five new retailers collaborating to host their grand opening parties on Sat. Nov. 20 from 4 to 8 pm.

This summer saw the launch of five new businesses in Thornbury, each offering unique products to enhance the boutique feeling of this charming harbour town and contributing to the economic development of its active main street. Grand openings include Gaia, women’s fashions featuring  Canadian designers using eco‐friendly fabrics, Evolution for Men, all things masculine, Wonderactive Art Studio, [I’ve since been informed that it’s “Shop”], interactive sculpture and imaginative art classes, Mantra Yoga Studio, all kinds of classes for all types of students, and The Cheese Gallery, cheese and gourmet foods featuring a tasting bar.

Through innovation, diversity, and a commitment to service, Thornbury has bounced out of the recession with new vitality and new businesses, with more currently in development. With the economy growing stronger, bridge restoration nearing completion, and Hwy 26 construction drawing to an end, these new shops and studios are well positioned for a successful winter season. Building on a strong summer season, Thornbury retailers are working together as ambassadors of the town to share information and marketing, giving visitors and residents alike great reasons to shop locally.

In this cooperative spirit, Pamper and Soothe, famous for its European flair and unique gifts, invited the grand opening participants to host their festivities on the evening of its annual Christmas customer appreciation night on Nov. 20. To celebrate, everyone is opening their doors with specials, promotions, and a party in town!

Ellen Anderson, mayor of the Town of the Blue Mountains, will be on hand at 4pm for ribbon cutting ceremonies to officially welcome the new businesses to the area.

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