One stop cot­tage dé­cor & more

Ottawa Business Journal - Ottawa at Home - - HOME CAPITAL SHOPS - Writ­ten by MARY TAG­GART Pho­tog­ra­phy by MARK HOLLERON

WHO: Kil­born’s on the Rideau.

WHERE: 10 Drum­mond Street, (Hwy 42) in the heart of the Rideau Lakes at New­boro.

WHAT: En­ter into what seems like an old-fash­ioned gen­eral store, with a bar counter and friendly ser­vice staff, then move along to one of the best selec­tions of footwear you might ever see, together with gift­ware, house­wares and fur­nish­ings all in 26,000 square feet of re­tail space. Kil­born’s is a ver­i­ta­ble gen­eral store with style and panache that makes it a tourist des­ti­na­tion and a good rea­son to head out for a daytrip into cot­tage coun­try. It of­fers a vast se­lec­tion of fur­ni­ture and dé­cor for the cot­tage, in­clud­ing vin­tage-in­spired ap­pli­ances from Elmira Stove Works.

BE­HIND THE SCENES: Eleven years ago, Greg and Anna Hill bought The Old Vil­lage Gro­cery Store and have ex­panded it to now in­clude three build­ings. They em­ploy many fam­ily mem­bers, along with other help­ful and knowl­edge­able staff, so that the at­mos­phere is warm and wel­com­ing.

ADDED BONUS: The Hill fam­ily also owns the Stage­coach Inn next door. Serv­ing ca­sual and gourmet fare, the restau­rant is open year-round and ex­tends its hours in summer to cater to a sea­sonal crowd. Call 613-272-2900 for reser­va­tions.

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