The mayor of Port Hawkesbury says an additional new business will be coming to the area following the Start-up Port Hawkesbury contest.
Brenda Chisholm-Beaton, Mayor, says Liam Brophy, the runner-up of the contest, will be opening Island Enigmas, hopefully within a couple weeks.
She said they also hope to support other contestants with follow-up meetings by providing resources and exploring options.
After Monday night’s council meeting, Chisholm-Beaton said it’s nice to see the positive results from the contest.
“We already have the winner and runner-up that are going to be opening their doors in the doors in the near future,” she said. “Certainly, a wonderful indicator that the Start-up Port Hawkesbury initiative was a tremendous success.”
Chisholm-Beaton said Island Enigmas is tentatively scheduled to open on the waterfront Feb. 1.
She said their wish is coming true.
“I think it’s absolutely fantastic and certainly telling,” she said. “We did suspect part of the start-up project was growing a start-up culture here in the town and the Strait area.”
Chisholm-Beaton said they’re continuing to work with Michele Tabensky, the winner of the contest.