New shopkeepers welcomed to Kent Square in Georgetown

Steve Sharratt
Published on August 3, 2014

The official opening of Kent Square was marked over the weekend during the Georgetown Summer Festival. Development board chairwoamn Kelly Gray, centre, congratulated some new vendors like Fern Gotell, left, and Desieree Bedryk.

©Guardian photo by Steve Sharratt.

GEORGETOWN — The official grand opening of Kent Square with three new shops was marked recently in the Kings County capital.

The Georgetown and Area Development Corp. (GADC) hosted the event which saw Georgetown Mayor Lewis Lavandier present welcome plaques to Fern, Kate and Marlene Gotell, owners of Island Heart Café; Donna Keanan, owner of Emmit and Ellies Gift Shop; and Jeannie Gallacher, owner of Island Artifacts and Eclectic Gifts.

“The GADC is proud to welcome our new addition of shopkeepers to Georgetown's existing anchor of successful, dedicated shops/restaurants and businesses,” said corporation chairwoman Kelly Gray.

The Georgetown Seniors Ukulele Group was on hand to provide the music along with a life size ice cream cone character from What's the Scoop, now in their fourth successful season of operation in the Kent Square shops.

“Georgetown boasts a wonderful mix of professional hardworking individuals, ranging from chefs, bakers, artisans and retailers, to an experiential tour guide,” said Gray. “It makes Georgetown one of many great places to visit in rural P.E.I.”