The Star notes the shiny new independent opening up in Toronto.
'Launched in 1981 by McNally's mother, Holly, McNally Robinson has expanded to include two stores in Winnipeg and another in Saskatoon. A Calgary location closed in 2008 after six years, but the family retains a foothold in New York with a kindred outlet, McNally Jackson, managed by McNally's sister Sarah.
The McNally Robinson business plan crosses the retail advantages of a big box store with the homespun sensibility of an independent. At 20,000 square feet, the Don Mills operation will include specialty sections devoted to children's books, music and the like, as well as a licensed, 80-seat restaurant serving everything from tea and muffins to steak and wine.'
Good wishes from here (with just a bit of envy- twenty thousand square feet is a LOT of room)
Posted by Dave