THE VILLAGE EMPORIUM
is located on the corner of Queen & Pleasant Streets in the quaint seaside village of Chester, Nova Scotia. Our unique shop is surrounded by such businesses as Tradewinds Realty, Scotiabank, Kiwi Cafe, Chester Playhouse, Amicus Gallery, Valverde's Studio, Nicki's Inn Chester, Mecklenburgh Inn, Foc'sle Tavern, Going Coastal, Julien's Bakery, and many more wonderful spots to check out. Just a few minutes walk takes you to either the scenic front or back harbours, Chester Yacht Club, Tancook ferry terminal, and even more shops, inns and restaurants.
With 25 vendors under one historic roof you can find a varied selection with over 60% of the store being locally handcrafted products. As you walk through multiple rooms you will see artwork (original & prints), local lavender products, hand-tailored items for baby, adults and even the dog, books, reclaimed wood home decor, decorative painting, cards for all occasions, herbed oils & vinegars, hockey items, Dill's Giant Pumpkin seeds, Alpaca insoles & dryer balls, wooden signs, purses, windchimes, selection of new ladies summer clothing, beeswax candles, children's toys, nautical gifts & souvenirs, Chester t-shirts & ballcaps, home decor, general giftware and a wide selection of jewellery including beachglass creations, sterling, genuine pearls (knotted on site), gemstone and various styles of handcrafted pieces. And now we also have like-new quality ladies clothing on consignment. As we say.. something for everyone ...because there's more than this short list!
Each vendor has their own page on this website. Please check out what they have to say about their own small business.
Proprietors Pat McNamee and Angela Kitching welcome you to experience the emporium. Please drop by and visit us soon.