By Dave Simpson
Special to the Review
Jennifer Kole’s Suburban Princess Boutique at 10107 Main St. has moved to the store vacated by Summerland Realty.
Fresh Take Furniture, 10105 Main St., is a tastefully decorated antique store owned by John and Candy Conybeer, longtime Summerland residents. They have some new and used classics from all eras. They also have some car memorabilia and even some old license plates.
If you walk down to the next block at 9917 Main St., you’ll see the new home of Just Delicious Japanese Bistro and Japanese grocery store. They moved from their old premises across the street to a larger restaurant. Owners Katsu and Maisa Onishi serve up delicious authentic Japanese food.
Starting back at the top of Main Street on the opposite side, Eric’s Photography has leased out half of his store to Summerland Office Supplies, a subsidiary of the Summerland Dollar Store being run by Gwen MacDougall at 10120 Main St.
Just down the street from Eric’s is the new bakery owned by Todd Laidlaw. His new store is called True Grain Bread situated at 10108 Main St. Drop in and look at the work of art on the left side of the store.
A few doors away at 10104 Main St. is The Bad Robot. Why is he bad? Well, you’ll have to ask Robert Hacking about that. Hacking has opened up an electronics store that specializes in computers and professional sound systems. They custom build computers.
Continuing down the street to the next block is another antique store, albeit a small one, it has a fine selection of lace and other interesting things at The Silver Kettle Antique and Collectibles. You can visit Darlene Macpherson in her store at 9914 Main St.
Diana Cleghorn has moved in with her brushes, combs and whatnot to bring you The Dog Den at 13109 Victoria Rd. N. just behind Remax. You know your dog wants some fine grooming by a certified groomer.
Summerland Realty slipped around the corner into the store at 13219 Victoria Rd. N.
Chiropractor Ken Zagrodney has moved to 13215 Victoria Rd. N.
Dawn’s Day Spa moved up the street to the same building at 13215 Victoria Rd. N. Snowden is a licensed esthetician and offers special treatments for women and men.
Optometrist Doctor Grant Goods put up a new building at 13225 Victoria Rd. N. His staff of technicians can fix your glasses or get you a new pair of lenses.
At 13604 Victoria Rd. N. you’ll find that a Subway has graced Sungate Mall. Michael Mann is the owner.
A new Source owned by Ryan York at Sungate Mall is sandwiched between the Subway and the Liquor Store.
In a small town such as Summerland it is important to support your local merchants and get to know them. They are all friendly and willing to help you.