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Seasonal Shopping Comes Closer To Home

Lions Bay Store Reopens Under New Management

Eugenia Delgadillo's familiar smiling face behind the new counter.

Village residents hoping to buy their holiday comestibles a little closer to home are in for treat (or several), as Lions Bay General Store and Cafe is reopening with a brand new look and new operating management.

Business partners Lynne Jacobs and Shay Kelly have turned their energies toward what will be their third project together, giving the store a facelift and a new lease on life. The pair are aiming for a "Meinhardt's feel", referencing the gourmet food shop with locations in downtown Vancouver and South Granville. But they also insist they'll be the place to go for basic staples like milk and bread, too.

"We're here to support the wants and needs of the local community," says Jacobs. "Tell us what you'd like to see in stock – I've been delighted to hear some of the ideas coming in already."

Jacobs, a retail consultant, says the pair are both foodies, and they have a very distinct vision for the store. "We are looking for local suppliers, but we also have plans for a high-end selection," she says. "And most importantly, our prices will be competitive. You'll get a great product at a reasonable price."

Kelly is an executive chef, whose business 'The Caterer' has counted Lions Bay residents on its client list for the past eight years. He's got big plans for the tiny cafe kitchen. "We're starting small this week with great coffee, muffins, cookies and sandwiches. But in the new year we'll be offering ready-to-go meals, and so much more. We've got a range of wine, imported oils and even pre-packed meats coming from Vancouver's oldest butcher. It's going to be amazing."

While the pair plan to have a launch party eventually, for now they are planning a quiet opening as new stock comes in and they get the shelves filled and the product ready for sale. Staffing is also a priority.  "Please come in and chat with us if you think you might be interested," says Jacobs, adding that they are looking for "seasoned" staff, since product lines includes liquor sales.

Starting December 11, store hours will be Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Postal service is Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Wednesdays, when it closes at 1:30 p.m.

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