The Lower Deck

At the end of the day yesterday…

There’s a long list of things to do before we’re ready to open to the public, and I’ll take this photo over and over each week to show our progress with the project. Here’s the plan for the space, an excerpt from my Business Plan:

The Lower Deck is the name of the 1st floor of Norton’s Cove Café.  The space (interior) has not been completely finished since the building was formed in 2016/17.  The 1st floor currently consists of a storage room for the kitchen, laundry room, an unfinished bathroom, and a large open space overlooking the cove through large windows and double glass doors.  

The plan for the space is to be multi-functional:

  • Lounge for transient sailors: books, seating areas, coffee bar, shower room, WiFi
  • Performance venue for musicians and other performers
  • Deck from the double glass doors as a main entrance, with wheelchair access, will act as a gathering/seating area
  • Venue for small weddings, reunions, and other parties catered with finger foods or small plates from the Norton’s Cove Café kitchen
  • Meeting space for small conventions, AGMs, etc.
  • Staff lounge
  • Art classes

Team Norton’s Cove is in talks of creating our own annual event in the shoulder season (either Spring or Fall).  As Norton’s Cove is part of a granite outcropping which makes our geology very interesting, the thought is to create a Rock Festival.  We’d invite a number of Rock bands (The Novaks, The Catalina Reapers, etc.) to Norton’s Cove to perform at night, along with perhaps a Geology expert to lead guided walks during the day, and offer up special food and drinks (on the rocks!) to complement the theme.  Talks with industry professionals are ongoing! #NortonsCoveRocks

This Week at Norton’s Cove Café

I hope to see you stop by for our last Thursday evening shopping event of the season! We have a really good deal on at the studio & café’s gift-shop, and Trina will be on hand to make you your favourite Norton’s Cove drinks to sip while enjoying ‘carmel’ cheesecake or an orange partridgeberry muffin!

Chef Ted has created a small menu of some of our local favourites to offer to those of you looking to hold a Holiday Party for your group, organization, or bubble:

Entrées
Chicken Linguine
Baxter Burger with Chippies & Chipotle Mayo
Cod au Gratin with Sautéed Vegetables
Desserts
Lemon Blueberry Cake
Vanilla Cheesecake with your choice of topping: Bakeapple, Blueberry, Partridgeberry, or Caramel
& our entire beverages menu

If you would like to book a Holiday Party at Norton’s Cove Café,
please contact me by email or phone.
nortonscovestudio@nf.aibn.com | 536-2533

This Week at Norton’s Cove Café

I hope to see you stop by for our Thursday evening shopping event again this week! We have a really good deal on at the studio & café’s gift-shop, and Trina will be on hand to make you your favourite Norton’s Cove drinks to sip while enjoying ‘carmel’ cheesecake or an orange partridgeberry muffin!

Chef Ted has created a small menu of some of our local favourites to offer to those of you looking to hold a Holiday Party for your group, organization, or bubble:

Entrees
Chicken Linguine
Baxter Burger with Chippies & Chipotle May
Cod au Gratin with Sautéed Vegetables
Desserts
Lemon Blueberry Cake
Vanilla Cheesecake with your choice of topping: Bakeapple, Blueberry, Partridgeberry, or Caramel
& our entire beverages menu

If you would like to book a Holiday Party at Norton’s Cove Café,
please contact me by email or phone.
nortonscovestudio@nf.aibn.com | 536-2533

This Week at Norton’s Cove Café

I hope to see you stop by for our Thursday evening shopping event again this week! We have a great sale at the studio & café’s gift-shop, and Trina will be on hand to make you your favourite Norton’s Cove drinks!

We still have lots of hoodies and other apparel in stock at the studio & café giftshop- but we’re running out of some sizes. We’re thinking about what new apparel we might get Living Planet to spin for us in 2021… any suggestions?

Chef Ted has created a small menu of some of our local favourites to offer to those of you looking to hold a Holiday Party for your group, organization, or bubble:

Entrees
Chicken Linguine
Baxter Burger with Chippies & Chipotle May
Cod au Gratin with Sautéed Vegetables
Desserts
Lemon Blueberry Cake
Vanilla Cheesecake with your choice of topping: Bakeapple, Blueberry, Partridgeberry, or Caramel
& our entire beverages menu

If you would like to book a Holiday Party at Norton’s Cove Café,
please contact me by email or phone.
nortonscovestudio@nf.aibn.com | 536-2533

This Week at Norton’s Cove Café

I hope to see you stop by for our Thursday evening shopping event again this week! We have a great sale at the studio & café’s gift-shop, and Trina will be on hand to make you your favourite Norton’s Cove drinks! Amanda has been baking up some special treats for you too, like her miniature ‘carmel’ cheesecakes that were so popular last year this time! And we’ll have some of her amazing chocolate crinkle cookies in bags ready for gift-giving too- great for party hosts and stocking stuffers!

Both the studio & the café have lots of framed artwork up for grabs. What’s your favourite?

Chef Ted has created a small menu of some of our local favourites to offer to those of you looking to hold a Holiday Party for your group, organization, or bubble:

Entrees
Chicken Linguine
Baxter Burger with Chippies & Chipotle May
Cod au Gratin with Sautéed Vegetables
Desserts
Lemon Blueberry Cake
Vanilla Cheesecake with your choice of topping: Bakeapple, Blueberry, Partridgeberry, or Caramel
& our entire beverages menu

If you would like to book a Holiday Party at Norton’s Cove Café,
please contact me by email or phone.
nortonscovestudio@nf.aibn.com | 536-2533

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

I hope to see you stop by for our Thursday evening shopping event again this week! We have a great sale at the studio & café’s gift-shop, and Trina will be on hand to make you your favourite Norton’s Cove drinks! Amanda has been baking up some special treats for you too, like her miniature ‘carmel’ cheesecakes that were so popular last year this time! And we’ll have some of her amazing chocolate crinkle cookies in bags ready for gift-giving too- great for party hosts and stocking stuffers!

Café Gift-shop has lots of options for the cooks and foodies on your Christmas shopping list!

Café hours:

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed

Silver Wolf Band will perform acoustically for us Live @ Norton’s Cove Café! We’ve got about 4 seats still available! Get your tickets at the studio or by calling 536-2533.

And so, come 9pm this Thursday, those of you who do not have tickets for the show, will have to skedaddle! Taylor and I will be serving all the drinks on the menu, and Duke will be in the kitchen making his famous nachos! It’s gonna be a time!

New at the Café, we’re taking bookings for Christmas parties! We’re working on a small simple menu, and can accommodate small groups. Find out more HERE.

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

I hope to see you stop by for our Thursday evening shopping event again this week! Everything* is on sale at the studio & café’s gift-shop, and Trina will be on hand to make you your favourite Norton’s Cove drinks! Amanda has been baking up some special treats for you too, like her miniature ‘carmel’ cheesecakes that were so popular last year this time!

Hint!
We’re happy to be welcoming the 709Watershed Podcast crew to Norton’s Cove Studio on Saturday, the 14th of this month to record a new episode of the show!

We’re looking for local people to come share their memories and passed down stories about the area.

10am to 6pm.

The Café will be serving our drinks menu that day too, so that we have extra space for your bubble to safely hang out while waiting for your turn at the mic!

Café hours:

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Silver Wolf Band will perform acoustically for us Live @ Norton’s Cove Café! We’ve got about 14 seats still available, and I will need the name of each person attending. Get your tickets at the studio in person, or in the online shop.

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

I hope to see you stop by for our Thursday evening shopping event again this week! There’s a fantastic deal on at the studio & café’s gift-shop, and Trina will be on hand to make you your favourite Norton’s Cove drinks!

Hint!

Café hours:

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed

Silver Wolf Band will perform acoustically for us Live @ Norton’s Cove Café! We’ve got about 26 seats still available, or 5 bubbles to seat people in, so make plans! I will need the name of each person attending. Get your tickets at the studio in person, or in the online shop.

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

I hope to see you stop by for our Thursday evening shopping event again this week! There’s a great deal on at the café’s gift-shop, and Trina will be on hand to make you your favourite Norton’s Cove drinks!

Café hours:

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed

Silver Wolf Band will perform acoustically for us Live @ Norton’s Cove Café! We’ve got about 26 seats still available, or 5 bubbles to seat people in, so make plans! I will need the name of each person attending. Get your tickets at the studio in person, or in the online shop.