The Lucky Dollar convenience store opened its doors after a year of renovations on Fri., June 26. Left to right are: Deputy mayor Al Armstrong, councillor Gary Annable, John and Jane Park, councillor John Thompson and Mayor Tony Fraser. Morin photo

North Dundas Mayor Tony Fraser, on the right, presented John and Jane Park, the new owners of the Lucky Dollar convenience store in Morewood with a certificate of appreciation on Friday, June 26. Morin photo

MOREWOOD – The Lucky Dollar convenience store in Morewood, located at 98 Main St. has been serving the community for more than 50 years.

The popular store has had a roller coaster ride in the last few years with a new owner, then a sale, then another new owner.

The new operators of the Lucky Dollar are John and Jane Park.

The couple purchased the store last year, and after months of renovations are finally happy to announce their store is open and ready for business.

On Fri., June 26 the North Dundas council stopped by the store to take part in its official opening.

John Post said, “Everything has been changed.” There is a new refrigeration room at the back of the store stocked with LCBO/Beer Store products as well as shelves stocked with favourite wines and beverages.

There is also an ATM machine as well as a bank of new post office boxes for residents.

While the store was being renovated the post office set up community boxes. Park said he expected residents would be happy to be able to get their mail at the store. The community boxes are slated to be removed in September.

The couple live above the store and are discovering how much they enjoy Morewood’s rural setting.

Another new service they will have at the store is a drop off box for the library.

Mayor Tony Fraser presented the couple with a special certificate of appreciation and welcomed them to the community.

“Thank you Mr. And Mrs. Park for committing to Morewood. This store has been here a long time.”

He added, “It is such good luck for us that you discovered this area and good luck for us that you decided to commit to us and this part of our community; this part of North Dundas has been serviced by this store for many years.”

The mayor said the changes and improvements to the store means it will be around for a long time to serve the community.

Their hours are Monday to Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. LCBO/Beer Store: Monday to Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Lucky Dollar offers Lottery, Canada Post, Library book drop off. The store also has snacks, coffee, sandwiches, sushi, and more.

Their phone number is 613-448-3820.

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