Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Doing some Homework

So what's a girl to do when her hubby is away for a week on business? . . . go shopping for shops! I guess we'll find out if he reads my blog or not, LOL. Are you out there Steve????

Anyways . . . today I stopped by 68 Mill Street in Almonte to take a peek. It is the store with the cream front and bay window about half way up this block (to the left of the red one).

A closer view up the Street . . .
A lovely old post office with a clock tower is across the street . . . quite charming.

Here's the front door . . . . I am told the new owner gets to choose any colour(s) they want for repainting the front.

The Bay window would certainly make a nice store front . . . and the neighbour to the right is nicely done. Bright and cheery.

Here is a view from the inside looking out. Needless to say fresh paint, new flooring and shelving would be required. I spent the day wondering around main street chatting with other store keepers. They were very friendly and encouraging ~ Thank you! I do know some of them already . . . as I have been a shopper in this town for a while.

There is new development in the works too. Just down the street they are re-doing one of the larger store fronts. Looks like it will be quite impressive. The town also has funding from the goverment to develop a walking path/picnic area beside the Mississippi River, from one end of Mill Street to the other.

A fun day full of inquiries . . . and perhaps more questions than answers : )


Kim's Treasures said...

Cute street! Good Luck! Sounds like a fun adventure, having your own shop!

The Green Pea said...

The street looks charming and the store front is lovely. And you need to post us if Steve really reads your blog or not!! I have a feeling if he doesn't he soon will from now on! Best wishes on your decision on the new store. A little tip make a list of the pros and cons of why you should have a store. sandi

Nancy said...

Oh Karen...I can see you and your wonderful vintage pieces fitting into the area perfectly!

I wish you much luck! I really hope you can make it happen.

Have a great day!
Hugs, Nancy

cinner said...

I think it would be lovely, seems like a nice area. I am so excited for you on your venture. love it.

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Oh, such a sweet little shop. And the street is just wonderful. Hope it all works out for you. Can't wait to hear more about your story. It's always been my dream to have a store...


The Victorian Parlor said...

How lovely! That store has such wonderful possibilities:).



Deb said...

Oh Karen this is so exciting I'm thrilled for you, I know this has been a long standing dream of yours. Keeping my fingers crossed that you get the answers you need to make your dream come true.

Oh and bye the way I'm pretty darn good with a paint brush........

Hugs Deborah

Lynn said...

Sounds wonderful and looks wonderful, and you are probably the right person to take it on :) I always wish someone would open a place like your's would be here, full of antiques and prettie laces, I would be there every week LOL