Convenience store owner brings in washer & dryer to attract cabin country customers

By Patrick Newhook/February 24, 2022

The Salmonier Line is well known for being a popular spot for cabins and tourists during the summers, but it can be a pretty lonely stretch of road for storeowners in the winter.

Despite that, entrepreneur Christine Terry is the latest person to open up a convenience store on the northern end of Route 90. The Harbour Main native threw open the door and flicked on the Open sign on Christine’s Convenience on November 12 just as cabin country was going into hibernation. But that didn’t bother her.

“It was always my dream to open a store,” said Terry.

Years ago, Terry owned a building on the Salmonier Line that got blown down due to Hurricane Igor. When her and her partner were rebuilding these many years later, they decided to add a store onto it.

“The store was built onto the apartment… It’s a 100-foot building, one side is the store and the other side is my apartment,” said Terry.

The businesses is a typical variety store, offering a range of items from local goods such as beer and savoury to laundry services. Terry is working on expanding the store to offer more.

“I got lots of stuff,” she said. “It’s more like a convenience. I’ve got everything in there that people need. I’ve got a washer and dryer and a dumping station and I’m getting a gas pump put in.”

Since opening, Terry said, she has seen tons of traffic come through.

“I’m doing wonderful, I’m surprised at how good I’m doing. This is the fall and she’s booming here. Really, really good, I’m very glad this is here, I’m very happy, I always wanted a store and I love dealing with people.”

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