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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Grand Opening Celebration for Skipping Stone Cafe & Store, Full Steam Coffee Co. and Harbour Belle Bakery

Event: Official grand opening of the Skipping Stone Cafe & Store, Full Steam Coffee Company and Harbour Belle Bakery
Date/time: Saturday, August 11th, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Skipping Stone Cafe & Store, 74 Main Street, Guysborough, Nova Scotia
Visuals: Ribbon cutting, cake cutting on a cedar strip canoe table and the 1st Annual Skipping Stone Competition. Proprietor’s band on stage in the evening at the Rare Bird Pub & Eatery

The Authentic Seacoast Company will host the official grand opening for the new Skipping Stone Cafe & Store, Full Steam Coffee Company and Harbour Belle Bakery this Saturday afternoon, August 11 on the Guysborough harbour.

The grand opening celebrations will include a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new food production facility where the Harbour Belle Bakery and Full Steam Coffee Co. are located, a cake cutting on the glass topped wood strip canoe community table in the Skipping Stone Cafe & Store and the First Annual Skipping Stone Competition on the Guysborough harbour below Skipping Stone.

In the evening, the Authentic Seacoast Company proprietor’s band, The Binder Brothers, will play the Rare Bird Pub & Eatery stage.

Dignitary and media tours of the new commercial baking and coffee roasting facility across the street from Skipping Stone are available.

Grand Opening Event Schedule:

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. First Annual Skipping Stone Competition below Skipping Stone Cafe & Store on the Guysborough wharf (weather and wave conditions permitting)

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Ribbon cutting at the Harbour Belle/Full Steam facility at 67 Main Street

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Special cake cutting and serving of freshly roasted Full Steam Coffee at Skipping Stone Cafe & Store, 74 Main Street

9:00 p.m. -12:00 midnight Binder Brothers play the Rare Bird Pub & Eatery

About the Authentic Seacoast Company

The Authentic Seacoast Company comprises two groups, hospitality and tourism and food products, and includes the award-winning DesBarres Manor Inn, Osprey Shores Golf Resort, Rare Bird Pub & Eatery, Skipping Stone Cafe & Store, Full Steam Coffee Co., Harbour Belle Bakery and Rare Bird Craft Beer. Its operations are based in Guysborough, Nova Scotia.

About the Full Steam Coffee Company

The Full Steam Coffee Co. roasts the finest Fairtrade and organic certified coffees from around the world in a new roasting facility on the harbour in Guysborough, Nova Scotia. Its quality blends are available for restaurants, cafes, hotels, grocery stores, farmer's markets and fine food stores.

About the Harbour Belle Bakery

The Harbour Belle Bakery produces quality pastries and desserts, gelato, chocolates, artisan breads and healthy treats in a new baking facility on the harbour in Guysborough, Nova Scotia. Harbour Belle uses only premium, natural ingredients – no mixes, preservatives, artificial flavours or colours in its products to create quality products for restaurants, grocery stores, cafes, hotels and farmer's markets.

About Skipping Stone Cafe & Store

Located on the Guysborough harbour directly above the marina, the newly renovated and rebranded Skipping Stone Cafe & Store (formerly Skipping Stone Crafts & Gallery) offers light breakfasts, daily soup, sandwiches, fresh Harbour Belle baked goods and gelato and Full Steam Coffee beverages along with complimentary WiFi. The store has a selection of special gifts, unique crafts, Authentic Seacoast clothing, music and photography. Sea kayak, canoe and bicycle rentals and sales are available.

For further information, please contact:

Doug Anweiler, Vice President, Marketing
Authentic Seacoast Company
416.898.3144; doug@authenticseacoast.com

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