THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
The man whose name is synonymous with St. Jacobs passed away this week after a lengthy battle with cancer. Milo Shantz was 76. Beginning with the opening of the Stone Crock Restaurant in 1975, he eventually transformed the village into an international tourist destination. In 1981, he launched Mercedes Corp, which focused on property development and promoting tourism. Along with brother Ross Shantz, he amassed extensive holdings in the village, including the farmers’ markets.
From the Jan. 10, 2009 edition of The Observer