Let me introduce myself: I'm Janet Davis, an artist and entrepreneur living and working on the North side of Bonavista Bay, on the island of Newfoundland in Eastern Canada. There are many challenges to running a business here in my small rural hometown, and there are many wonderful benefits too. This blog is where I share some of those challenges and triumphs, and share what it's like to live in this part of the world.
Norton’s Cove Café is closed for the season, but there is still lots going on at Norton’s Cove!
New this week, for all you Norton’s Cove coffee fans, I’ve moved one of our espresso machines to the studio for the off-season! You’ll need to bring your own mug for coffee to go, or you can browse the shop and enjoy the c.1890 aesthetic while you sip. We don’t serve food, just coffee. And don’t be foolish and order something not on the menu! We have three options: americano, café latté, or cappuccino. That’s it. Don’t be asking for a café au lait or a decaf low fat pumpkin spiced anything. I’ve been watching Seinfeld again lately, and you just might get a “no soup for you” response!
We are planning new events for the Café for this fall and winter, like our Annual Tibb’s Eve Dinner & Dance– and a New Year’s Eve event too. And progress continues to creep along at the Lower Deck. I’ll keep you posted right here every Wednesday!
Today marks 16 years since the day I first opened Norton’s Cove Studio for business. A tiny figure compared to the 128th anniversary of the construction of the historic general store that houses my studio & shop, but significant to me never-the-less!
To thank you, my faithful customers, friends, neighbours, and family who have supported me through the years, I have a few treats for you here at the studio today:
door prize: $25 gift card
50% off all cards, minis, bookmarks, and framed minis
25% off everything else in the shop
door opens at 10am and closes at 6pm
Online customers get a different deal:
40% off all artwork by Janet Davis: use code Anniversary Sale
Also use this code if you don’t require shipping: PICKUPINSTORE
6am to 10pm (Newfoundland time!)
Go ahead, make the most of both deals!
To all of you, whether you are a repeat customer with an entire Janet Davis art collection, you stopped in once on a travel trip and bought #justacard, or you love to eat at my restaurant, THANK YOU. Every purchase counts towards a successful business that is employing several people and I think is doing good things in our tiny community here outport Newfoundland. I hope this little business keeps growing!