Apohaqui & Sussex
22. Jones' General Store
#9 Bridge Street, Apohaqui - Bear Paw pattern
Jones' General Store was purchased by its current owners in 2011. The store had been closed for a number of years at that time and the new owners wanted to bring the store back as the village just wasn’t the same without it. Living up to the tradition of general stores of the past, this location provides all the necessities for a small community, with a great selection of everyday needs as well as handmade items from small, local vendors, including crocheting, knitting, paintings and soap from local maker The Soap Box Shoppe. The site is also growing to include a small restaurant called Bob's Lunch, which hopes to be open before the end of 2020.
The name Jones' General Store has a lot of history for the village. The building and lots were once owned by the Jones' - a prominent family who "pretty much owned Apohaqui at one time"! Just as the Jones' family General store, pulp mill and feed mill were village staples then, this newcomer has taken on the role as village hub today!
23. Cobbler's Lane Fudge Factory
#26 Marble Street, Sussex - Mariner's Compass Pattern
Cobbler's Lane Fudge Factory has grown from a 'summer project' to a full scale business. Sandi and Andrew set up a small fudge making operation just a few short years ago. Now, the business employees 5 employees, has sold over 10 metric tonnes (22 000+ lbs) of fudge, and has restored this beautiful former dairy barn to a must-see destination. The shop sells direct to customers, supplies fudge to a local ice cream business, and ships its product all across Canada. It's one of the sweetest stops you'll make on the tour!