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Make Me An Offer!
Hamilton, Ontario

Make Me An Offer! 

“My mother always used to say, ‘let’s go down to the old man’s,’ so I don’t know the actual name of the shop.” – Kerry Ann James, Hamilton, ON

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Sufragette Sewing
Clinton, Ontario

Sufragette Sewing 

“Most people outside of town called it Marie’s of Clinton, and she was one of the first women to get into business.” – Jan-Marie Divok, Clinton, ON

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The Business of Generosity
Kingston, Ontario

The Business of Generosity 

“Mr. Abramsky said, ‘no, no, no, you were one of the first customers in, I have to give you a gift.'” Bessie Nikolopoulos, Kingston, ON

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My In-Law the Grumpy Shopkeep
Collingwood, Ontario

My In-Law the Grumpy Shopkeep 

“I lived in the apartment above Country Landing, and the store owner was a bit of a grump.” Andrea Greyerbiehl, Collingwood, ON

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Remembering Mr. Lar
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Remembering Mr. Lar 

“All I know is that I remember going into the store a couple times after he slipped and fell and I’d see all the get well cards on the wall.” – Barb Stansbury, NL

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