Only a few hours before we open our doors. We are open from 8 am to 2 pm tomorrow, Sunday 9 am to noon and Monday - Friday from 8 am to 6 pm.
Ian is the last man standing and we are sending him home to help Ellie who has made lovely cakes to sell in the coffee shop. Look on our gallery to see photos of all the shelves stacked.
Two days to go and Anna has left! Where are you going, Anna? Not to Poundland, I hope. Oh! that's your second favourite shop now. That’s good!
It is only three days until Saturday's opening of our store! Who spotted Clare disappearing to pick her children up from our much loved school! Oh! hang on Clare it's half-term!
We are down to four days to go and Barbara has left to tell Tim that we have a fantastic selection of snacks - see you soon Tim!
With five days to go Ray has left the photo below! Is it because she heard we are now licenced to sell alcohol?
Alison's left to get the coffee shop ready for Saturday's opening. Two others seem to be joining Diane in the funny poses competition or have they just heard that we have all the ingredients they need to make their Christmas Cake!
We are on count down now.....only 7 days to go before our special village store and coffee shop are opening.
Seven people are counting down the days until Saturday 1st November when Grampound will again have a village store and in addition a coffee shop to meet up with friends and family. As you will see Debbie is getting into the spirit of the occasion. If you feel left out then come along, we really need a few more volunteers please! Pop along as we set up or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget our special opening on 7th November.
We have started to stock the shop - take a look too at our gallery to see more photos and meet our Manager, Kevina
Grand Opening of Grampound Village Store and Coffee Shop by Alex Polizzi of the Hotel Inspector and The Fixer Fame.
Everyone in Grampound, our shareholders and sponsors will receive an invitation to attend our special opening on Friday 7th November at 10.30 am which will include meeting some of our local suppliers and we are delighted that the children of our school will also be involved.
Some 18 months ago Fiona Jones wrote to Alex Polizzi to tell her of our project, we did not really expect a reply but to our delight Sue, Alex's PA wrote back and asked us to keep Alex up to date with progress. We have been in contact ever since and whilst long distance contact is difficult we received nothing but encouragement which kept us going and made us believe we could achieve a village store....and so we have! We are really looking forward to meeting Alex in person and of course all our lovely customers and supporters.
So much is happening at the moment I'm not sure where to begin! So I'll tell you a little about some of the local producers we are signed up to use:
Kernow Sausages - sausages, hogs pudding and bacon from pigs in Cornwall
St Ewe Eggs - medium, large and extra large eggs all laid a few miles up the road
Rodda's - milk, clotted cream, double cream, creme fraiche, custard, yoghurts, butter and some cheeses all made with milk produced in Cornwall
Newquay Fruit Sales - when in season vegetables etc grown locally
Da Bara Bakery - the bread, croissants and pain au raisin are very popular at our Produce Market
Martin's Bread - a popular, traditional Cornish bakery from St Austell who served the Hollies
Skinner's - We have already ordered bottles of Betty Stog, Cornish Knocker and their new pale ale River Cottage EPA. Getting our priorities right!
News and photos from the Grampound Village Store and Coffee Shop.