From the Town of Gravenhurst:
There is a new shopping experience at Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst.
On Thursday morning, council members, town staff, and the business community celebrated the grand opening of the Shops on the Boardwalk.
The shops are four 10-foot-by-10-foot units the town is leasing to vendors until mid-October.
“These new seasonal commercial spaces are a great addition to our waterfront and offer one more reason to visit our beautiful wharf,” Mayor Heidi Lorenz said.
The Shops on the Boardwalk feature a variety of vendors with everything from unique wearables and giftware, boating and ‘at the lake’ accessories, handmade jewelry, and carefully curated antiques. There is even an e-bike vendor offering test drives and unique everyday goods.
The shops help meet a key objective of the Muskoka Wharf Revitalization Plan – attracting more retail to the wharf, resulting in additional reasons for people to visit the area.
“At the same time the shops offer small footprint retail opportunities for businesses that don’t have the capacity to support their own location yet,” economic development coordinator Jennifer Brockett said. “The suggestion for pop-up retail was the fifth most repeated suggestion during the public consultation that led to the revitalization plan.”
A bit about the shops…
Operating for the season:
Foxy Birch Muskoka – will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from approximately 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Featuring hazelwood and gemstone jewellery, along with second hand yoga clothing and accessories.
The Little Red Schoolhouse Antiques & Vintage – Open every farmers’ market Wednesday, with additional hours as posted.
Featuring rustic fun antique finds and nostalgic goodies from times past.
Beachman Bikes – open Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Beachman Bikes is excited to bring the ’64 E-Bike to Muskoka and Gravenhurst in particular.
Operating for June and September:
Mounts Bay Creative Company – open Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Find that perfect item for your garden, cottage, or porch, visit soon to see some of their uniquely Muskoka items as well as some “sassy” vintage items.
Operating for the month of July:
Of The Lake Designs – open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday (subject to change). Hours will be posted on the door.
Offering custom graphics on clothing such as hats, tees, and hoodies (almost all made in Canada) as well as giftware – all focused on living life at the lake.
Operating for the month of August:
Muskoka Lavender – open Wednesdays and weekends. Additional hours will be posted.
Where the Mediterranean meets Muskoka. Featuring natural products, all created with a touch of lavender and with delicate care by hand in Muskoka.
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