Jenny’s Gifts on the move

ow, Haddock is vacating the visitors’ centre and taking her fine foods and gifts mobile.

Jenny’s Fine Food, Gifts and Eclectica opened in 2012 in a cosy space beside Carmoor Bakery. Owner Jenny Haddock stocked artisan foods, spreads and teas, metaphysical goods like crystals and handcrafted gifts.

She expanded in 2014 to take over retail space at the Alberni Valley Visitors’ Centre at the north entrance of town, selling handcrafted souvenirs and gourmet food. Now, Haddock is vacating the visitors’ centre and taking her fine foods and gifts mobile.

Select foods are still available and can be ordered through Haddock’s other business, Jenny’s B&B, located at 2865 First Ave. in Port Alberni. Customers can come to the B&B on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or special order items.

The B&B, with views of the Alberni Inlet, has a room in the main house called the Garden Nook as well as a private suite available for visitors.

“I think it’s good, ultimately,” Haddock said of the move. “We’re going back to uptown. We’ll still be operating with some of the key products people love. We’ll do special orders  and it makes things more flexible.”

She will also have her artisan food and gifts at the Sunset Market at Victoria Quay this summer.

Haddock’s B&B is listed on AirBnB and there is also a Facebook page for Jenny’s B&B Garden Nook & Eagle Nest Suite.

Cheryl Iwanowsky of Blue Fish Gallery has taken over the space at the visitors’ centre. She will feature pottery, souvenirs, T-shirts, hats and children’s things, Iwanowsky said. She will keep her gallery on Second Avenue open.

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