Bartlett’s Irving celebrates 30 years of business in Trinity-Conception
The stretch of the Conception Bay Highway in Bay Roberts known by some as the Golden Mile is a busy spot these days.
During any hour of the day, it is not unusual to see hundreds of cars traversing the fourlane thoroughfare.
They could be travelling through the community looking to take advantage of the many amenities offered by the community or simply passing through.
At this time of year, there are undoubtedly a number of tourists visiting the area.
Their destination is unknown, but there is a good chance one place they will surely stop while on their trip back home is Bartlett’s Irving.
Located at the mid-point of the mile, Bartlett’s has been a mainstay in Bay Roberts for the last 30 years.
In that time, the name has become synonymous with the town and vice versa.
The fast, friendly and efficient service found at the station is a magnet for motorists in the region, drawing customers in and making it a hive of activity seven days a week.
“We’ve had a lot of loyal customers since Day 1,” said co-owner Nicole Dawson.
Bartlett’s first opened its doors in May 1984 and featured between 8-10 employees Now the business has close to 30 employees five of which — Yvonne Morgan, Rhonda Parsons, Gary Day, Vince Spurvey and Jim Follett — have been around for 25 years or more.
A lot has changed on the Conception Bay Highway since Bartlett’s opened 30 years ago. Where once there was just the Beaver Plaza across the street and the Bay Roberts Mall down the road coupled with a smal number of businesses in between, the golden mile has become one of the busiest stretches of highway in the region featuring fast food chains, coffee shops, drug stores and law offices.
There is no shortage of consumers looking to spend their hard earned money. These consumers mean traffic and traffic is music to the ears of owners Nicole Dawson and Robert Bartlett.
30th ANNIVERSARY: Bartlett’s Irving, Convenience Store & Service Station, Main Highway, Bay Roberts is celebrating its 30th year in business this week.