Kingston’s Inner Harbour area will soon have more options to shop locally. Located on the corner of John & Patrick, local business owner Norah Petersen and her partner are preparing to open a General Store that will bring “interesting and affordable products to the neighbourhood.”

The store name is inspired by 20th century New York City shops, such as ‘Russ & Daughters” bakery & general stores. Petersen was first inspired to open the store because she felt like she wanted to see more local grocery store options in the Inner Harbour neighbourhood. She’s enjoyed living in the inner harbour and is now looking to her community to see how she and her partner can contribute.

Petersen has been working closely with local businesses to build her business. Her store logo was designed by local letter printer Everlovin, located on 14 Cataraqui Street. Her merchandise has been designed by Iron Clad Graphics, a local screen printing shop located on 100 Duff Street.

Additionally, Petersen is working with local, regional and international suppliers to bring products to her store. Throughout September, Peterson has been introducing the products she will be offering through her Instagram page. One of the products she’s excited to offer to the neighbourhood is Papa and Mama Ghasnoush’s hummus & pita chips. “We have enjoyed the hummus & pita chips from @papaghanoushpec for years now, and we can’t wait to bring them to the Inner Harbour,” Peterson said in her post.

Variety of goods to be available

She’s also expects to bring organic spice and herbs, Japanese pour over stations, Brooklyn bubble gum, Noble Vegan Jerky, oatmilk and To-Go Ware.

Petersen acknowledged that this has been a challenging time to open her store, but she has been optimistic about the community response so far. Peterson feels that she has the advantage of organizing her shop in a way that will support physical distancing requirements.

Daughter General Store is tentatively slated to open open on October 24th.

Peterson’s store in August

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