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RELAUNCHING A CLASSIC RESTAURANT


With Traci MacVittie in the kitchen, and new owners Alie and Chris Mills’ enthusiasm for the local community, The Red Rooster’s future is looking bright Sometimes you have to wait a while to fulfill a dream. Alie and Chris Mills’ desire to own their own restaurant has been over two decades in the making, but last summer it finally came…

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FORMER RESTAURATEUR FOCUSES ON NEW VENTURE


Salume Rume to bring cured meats to PEI, one plate at a time Chef Dave Mottershall’s cooking career has brought him to the mountains of Banff, Alberta, to butcher shops of Italy, and to the trendy Queen West neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario but it’s PEI that called him back. “I came to PEI 10 years ago, maybe 12 years ago,…

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BRINGING FLAVOURS TO PEI


The Spice Store fills a gap with its Indian spices and products It’s a long way from Kerala, to Dubai, to Prince Edward Island, but that is the spice route that lead Ramila Agrawal to open a popular spice store on St Peter’s Road in Charlottetown. Agrawal, originally from southern India, spent most of her life in the United Arab…

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MOTH LANE LOOKING AT EXPANSION


Owner Eric Wagner increasing production with bottled ales at the PEILCC coming this spring When Eric Wagner started making beer he was doing it to please himself and share some interesting ales with friends. He is still making beer with that in mind, it’s just become a little bigger. His brewery, Moth Lane Brewing, is undergoing some changes that will…

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SOON ON TAP: RED ISLAND CIDER


Launching business proves to be a test of perseverance and patience It takes a certain type of person to become an entrepreneur. You need guts, stamina, faith, strength, a vision, and sometimes you also need the patience of Job to make things work. Robert van Waarden has all those qualities in spades, and Red Island Cider is the result of…

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TRUE TO VISION BITE BY BITE


Considering everything from nutrition to environmental impact in business It can be difficult to find plant-based, gluten-free snacks and healthy dessert options in PEI. Michaela Uchtenhagen helped change that by creating Earth Bitez, a local business in Charlottetown that provides healthy bites to satisfy people’s taste buds, leaving them feeling good. A Red Seal chef with a degree in Foods…

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EATING WITH ALL YOUR SENSES


Elegant lavender-infused foods from Picnic Girl treat the eyes and tastebuds Hélène Bouchard has a taste for the exquisite. She was on-site for the entire construction of her charming lavender-coloured home in Stanley Bridge, inspecting building details with keen precision. Before moving to PEI in 2014, she and her husband ran a successful, holistic training studio in Montreal; her focus…

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ONE CLAN, ONE PLAN, ONE ORCHARD, ONE CIDER


Prince Edward Island’s first cidery, located in Bonshaw, finds great success with award-winning hard cider When you are a retired police officer and a director of learning at a secondary school in Scotland but you feel “too young to retire”, you move to PEI to make award-winning hard apple cider, right? That’s not quite how Anne and Alex Jamieson’s story…

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FOR THE LOVE OF CHOCOLATE


Handmade botanical chocolates bridge love, indulgence, and health Katlin Doyle is the creator and founder of Nurturing Essence, a botanical chocolate business based in Charlottetown, PEI. Handcrafted with love, Doyle only uses fair trade, organic, raw cacao. Her chocolate is free of dairy, gluten, and refined sugar, and she uses as many local ingredients as possible. “I find if people…

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LOVE COFFEE AND PEI? THIS BREW’S FOR YOU


Celebrating Island culture through a fresh new brand of locally-roasted coffees and specialty teas If you’ve dreamed of launching your own business you may be familiar with some common advice given to aspiring entrepreneurs: start a business that solves a problem. Jen Vandermaar saw her problem and promptly started a business. Only a year ago, PEI Coffee Company was just…

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