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Truro’s Nova Scotian Emporium closing its doors

The Nova Scotian Emporium is closing. The business has been in the community for more than 30 years.
The Nova Scotian Emporium is closing. The business has been in the community for more than 30 years. - Mike Turner
TRURO, N.S. —

A business that has been operating in the community for more than 30 years will soon close. The Nova Scotian Emporium has set a closing date of June 8.

“We wanted to retire,” said Brenda Dennis who, along with her husband Clarence, owns the business. “We want to have a little more time for ourselves and do the things we don’t have time for now. We’ll travel and do more gardening.”

When the Dennis’ first opened their business, they were in a large house on Main Street, in Bible Hill. They moved to the Fundy Trail Mall for a while and then bought the downtown building.

The Fireside Tearoom part of the business closed in late April.

“The last two weeks it was open you could hardly get in,” said Dennis.

“A lot of people are coming in to say good-bye now and we’re hearing a lot of nice comments. We’re closing with mixed feelings because we’ll miss the customers.”

A sale agreement for the building has been prepared but has not been finalized yet.

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