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Cafe Brea to operate at Shubie Park

Shubenacadie Canal Commission leases out their patio space at the Fairbanks Centre.

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Commission volunteer Suzanne Roy shows off the site for the new cafe.
We reported last month that the Shubenacadie Canal Commission was looking for a vendor for their space at the Fairbanks Centre in Shubie Park. And today we're happy to report the Commission has found a vendor. Here's the press release:
Cafe Brea Chosen as Vendor for Shubie Park Dartmouth

Dartmouth, NS - Monday, June 10th, 2013 - After inviting local vendor interest, the Shubenacadie Canal Commission has announced Cafe Brea (530 Portland St Dartmouth) as Shubie Park's new cafe operator.

The Commission saw Cafe Brea's 'buy local' approach, focus on sustainability and solid entrepreneurial skills as the key factors in choosing a cafe operator for the park setting.

The cafe will be located on the newly refurbished patio area adjacent to the Fairbanks Centre in Shubie Park.

Cafe Brea owner Melita Scott intends on being open 7 days a week from 8am until 8pm. Opening day is currently set for the Canada Day weekend.

The Shubie Park cafe will feature locally roasted coffee- including a new Shubie inspired blend where a percentage of sales will go right back to supporting the work of the Canal Commission. Owner Scott looks forward to having organic healthy food, ice cream, dog treats, reusable mugs and Shubie merchandise available at the new cafe.

Cafe Brea is known for roasting their own coffee, sustainable practices, organic baked goods and embracing the 'buy local' movement.

Currently featuring an open mic night once a week, Scott looks forward to hosting local performers on the patio.

Made up of volunteers- the Shubenacadie Canal Commission was formed in 1986 to oversee and promote the Shubenacadie Canal System. We are a waterway, bounded by a greenbelt, spanning the Province from Halifax Harbour to Cobequid Bay- linking communities enroute.

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