Nice to meet you!
My name is Audra, and my husband Haritha and I started daydreaming about owning this building from the moment we first saw the listing, and the fact that this has come true doesn't entirely feel real yet. We got the keys in August 2022, and -- after a year of renovations -- opened our doors in September 2023.
We currently have the front of the store as groceries, gifts, and the post office -- while we undertake the work of getting the kitchen up to code. We hope to soon be doing our baking in-house, as well as offering ready to eat and frozen meals to-go.
Once our renovations in the seating area of the space are complete, we will be thrilled to offer seating! We want this to be a place the community can come spend time together, and we are doing everything we can to make that happen as quickly as possible.
I have been an ASL interpreter, a newspaper columnist, a political speechwriter, and the staff writer for a not-for-profit community and events space. I am currently working as a writer for a public sector union. I spent my 20's living in Nova Scotia (four years in Annapolis Royal, a year in Kentville, and then four years in Halifax) before I had to return to Ontario for work. I hated leaving the Maritimes, and I was always determined to come back as soon as I could.
Haritha spent ten years in the hospitality industry in Toronto, eventually taking on management roles at busy bars and restaurants. Three years ago he launched a company called Temperance Tonics, where he produces alcohol-free cocktail kits and is soon publishing a recipe book. Haritha grew up in Toronto, and his first visit to Nova Scotia was in September 2021. During that trip, he fell completely in love with the South Shore, and we immediately started making a plan to move here together and find our forever home.
We are so happy that home is Port Medway, where we live above the store with our five (!) cats. ❤
You can reach us at email@example.com. We will get back to you as soon as we can!