An­other mile­stone

Bartlett’s Irv­ing cel­e­brates 30 years of busi­ness in Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion

The Compass - - OPINION - BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER

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.

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