Tuesday 10 November 2020

Calamity Jane's is transformed!

On our trip home from Brockville, we spotted this store open. We have driven by it for years. We tried to stop in several times, but we tended to travel on weekdays, and they were closed. It became a joke between us. An older couple ran it, and then it went up for sale. It's a fine, old building, and it was sad seeing it unloved.

June, 2014

November, 2020

It's on highway 29, in Addison, halfway between Brockville and Smiths Falls. it was sold by the couple to Gerald best, a contractor, but I guess there wasn't enough business in this farming community. 

 Calamity Jane's was sold in January, 2018, by Jim Hands.  From an article: The 1850 two-storey limestone property was up for auction, under “Hot” Power of Sale, and sold under the hammer for $65,000. There were extensive renovations, bringing the spaces up to code, I imagine!

The woman we spoke to is leasing the former restaurant space for her Driftwood Tree business. She's been open a month. There are two apartments, one above, and one beside, which are also being rented. It's a happy new beginning for the old building.

They kept the bar, a remnant from when the building was a store. It's had a great reputation as a bar in later years.

I love these pieces. I wish her well with her business. having spent much time in Prince Edward County, she collected driftwood on the shores and creates beautiful art work.


Tom said...

...I like the limestone building, there are a number of them just south of the border too.

RedPat said...

It is a hard time to open a business.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
One wishes her well - but I did think as RedPat did... so many small businesses are folding here... YAM xx

Lowcarb team member said...

A difficult time to open a business, hoping all will go well for her.

All the best Jan

William Kendall said...

A neat looking building.