Concession Road Mercantile grand re-opening celebrates new location

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It's a fun store with a new location that really compliments its unique variety of products and provides spaces for crafting workshops.

Concession Road Mercantile held a grand re-opening on Saturday, March 20, at their new location at 78 Victoria Street E., in Alliston.

The store is described as a 'modern day general store.'

“We have been open at this location for a month,” explained store owner, Carol Austin. “I took possession in January and we were doing renovations during the shut-down. Today is our official grand re-opening, which is also our three year anniversary. We started at our old location, which was fine, but we also do work shops which became really popular, so I started looking for a bigger space.”

The new location features a main floor store area. Upstairs there are rooms for conducting workshops.

There are different classes that feature various crafts.

“The store is a kind of modern general store,” Carol explained. “There's a little bit of everything. There's body products, candles, housewares, and a baby section. There's a real variety of products like an old fashioned mercantile – but modernized. The other thing we have is crafting paints. We have Fusion paint and milk paint, so we have workshops where we show people how to use the paint. We also mix it up – we've done macrame, stained glass, string art, all kinds of things. We also have rooms for the community to rent.”

The first floor retail area has a variety of items including greeting cards and giftware.

“A lot of our stuff is Canadian made,” Carol said. “We also have a lot of local items like blankets and T-shirts from the three communities in New Tecumseth.”

This summer the store will be making use of their outdoor space and hosting an artisan market on Saturdays. Local vendors will be able to showcase their work.

Concession Road Mercantile features a variety of unique items in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

Brian Lockhart, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, New Tecumseth Times