We spent a good 20 or some odd years ‘incubating’ the idea of the Gilligallou Bird Store before it finally came to fruition back in September of 2011. Since then, Almonte and the surrounding community have been there to support us and not only have we grown on a business level, but our newfound friends and family have also helped us to grow on an individual level.
Nearly five years have gone by since we officially opened the doors to our home here in Almonte and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than expanding our family by one more.
This month we will proudly unveil our second location in the heart of Ottawa, located in the city’s Little Italy neighbourhood to better serve our growing customer base. Our mission remains the same, but now is multiplied by two: we plan to continue to provide Ottawa birders with the very best in seed, bird feeding products, accessories, and solutions.
The new store will be located at 160 Preston Street in the city of Ottawa. Located in a former residential building, the new location is quaint and cozy and was precisely what we were looking for in another location.
Our goal in selecting a new location was choosing one that could serve birders living within the city limits, but one that also fit our personalities and the personality of the Gilligallou brand. We have spent the better portion of the past two months putting our personal touches on the place and are now in the final phases on construction.
While the times they may be a changing, we are committed preserving what we have built over the past five years and continuing to build upon that solid foundation. Birding is something that runs deep in our veins and we look forward to extending our knowledge of the bird watching world on to our newfound clientele in the heart of Ottawa.
We look forward to seeing everyone at not only our new location but also at our flagship store in Almonte over the coming months.