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OLDEST - General Store in Canada - Sydenham, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers
N 44° 24.627 W 076° 35.815
18T E 372854 N 4918702
Quick Description: If being in continuous operation since 1836 makes you the oldest general store in Canada then Trousdale's has this superlative right.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 5/7/2019 5:12:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM10GZH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
Views: 1

Long Description:
There's a full history of Trousdale's at (visit link) When I moved to the area about 20 years ago it was the third generation entrepreneur, Percy, who was running the store with his wife, Margaret. At that time, you could buy rubber boots next to the cheese fridge or Campbell's Soup next to the shovels. And because there was so much darn stuff, Percy would often ask you how much you thought something was worth. A bag of nails would be hand-weighed and estimated. And you never left feeling like you didn't get a good deal.

After Percy's death and his son's investment in a Home Hardware franchise, it was Ginny that transformed the store to what is now. Now you can get old fashioned candies next to fine women's wear, locally made wooden bowls next to locally written books, and eclectic furniture next to modern kitchen gadgets. It's a neat place to stroll and they have ice cream and coffee to help you chill.
Type of documentation of superlative status: Trousdale's own advertising

Location of coordinates: front door

Web Site: [Web Link]

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