A Visit to The Federal Store
While I've been going to The Federal Store ever since they opened their doors last November, it was a spur of the moment decision to finally document the space during a recent visit.
The Federal Store has an interesting backstory from their building (built in 1922 and most recently had a long run as a convenience store) to the name of the corner store (named after the Canadian federal government building across the street) to getting the keys and building out the space and joining in the fight with city hall to increase the number of seats they could have in the cafe.
But after going through the giant hurdle of opening their doors it's been fun to watch them evolve over the past few months from the food menu to the growing collection of plants turning the room into a greenhouse.
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