Bennett's Old Fashion Dept. Store
Bennett's Old Fashion Dept. Store
Bennett's Old Fashion Dept. Store
Bennett's Old Fashion Dept. Store
Bennett's Old Fashion Dept. Store
Bennett's Old Fashion Dept. Store
Bennett's Old Fashion Dept. Store
Bennett's Old Fashion Dept. Store
Bennett's Old Fashion Dept. Store
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Bennett's Old Fashion Dept. Store
Address

564 Berford Street

Wiarton
Ontario

N0H 2T0

When you walk into Bennett's, the original floors remind customers of the old Woolworth stores in days gone by. Even the shelves in Bennett's are the same. The old fashioned candy counter brings back many delicious memories.
 
Bennett's is located on Berford Street in downtown Wiarton, home to the famous Groundhog Wiarton Willie.
 
Allan and Charlene Shaw, along with their son Matt and daughter Tanya, have been operating the business since they purchased it in 1999, with the help of trusted and loyal employees. The Bennett family had owned and operated the business since 1939. There is an air of friendliness when you enter the store. Greetings of "Hello, how are you today" and "Welcome back" are sayings often heard. You are asked if there is something you need help with, then left to browse at your leisure.
 
Browsing and purchasing is the thing to do in this fine store. The ever popular candy counter has old fashioned treats, such as, black balls, licorice babies, pipes and cigars, humbugs, rosebuds, mints and chocolate bars. New for this year, fresh fudge in delectable flavours, is offered at a reasonable cost. The portions are generously cut.
 
There is a good selection of clothing, slippers and linens. Old fashioned toys, puzzles, books and stationery line the shelves. There is a wide variety of seasonal items. For the summer, they stock beach wear, toys and nets. Seasonal items are all beautifully displayed as you enter the store.
 
The original owners, Mr. and Mrs. Elgin Bennett, enjoyed trains and if you look up, you will see the shelf where once a model train set ran around the track. The antiques, throughout the store, add to the theme of "time gone by". Bennett's also carries the "TY" line of plush toys, Wiarton Willie souvenirs, fine English bone china, as well as more unique items that are sure to please.
 
Customers come from far and wide to purchase the outstanding supply of yarn at Bennett's. Many customers will call or email the store to say, "Ship me another dozen balls of yarn." The quality is remarkable, the colours and selections are vast.
 
Matt is the manager and well versed in the operation of the business. You can always find him there for advice, whether it is about yarn or work clothes. He will give you his HONEST opinion.
 
The store also provides a gift wrapping service. Choose your paper and bows for someone special, and your gift will be nicely wrapped as you wait.
 
Operating hours are: Monday to Saturday - 9am to 6pm / Sundays - 10am to 4pm Take time out to stroll through this unique, original "five and dime" store.
 
Come in for the history, leave with a memory

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