This has been a long journey, but we're finally getting close to the grand opening of our first storefront! It took a little longer than expected, the city seemed keen to give us a thorough education in commercial building codes. Thankfully, we've finally passed all of their tests!
Opening this store has been a goal of ours since the inception of New Dawn Aquaculture and very quickly became a necessity to meet the demand for aquacultured corals both locally and across Canada. In our new location, we've increased the size of the coral farm by 300%. This allows us to have more corals available to all of our customers. We've also set up dedicated coral flats for in-person shopping that will constantly be getting restocked with new corals from the expanded coral farm. On top of this, the new storefront will allow us to offer more dry goods and more captive-bred fish! So stay tuned because we'll be significantly expanding our offerings over the coming months.
When does it open?
We'll be opening in two stages.
The storefront will be open for appointments and local pickup of online orders starting May 1st. The grand opening will be June 1st and we'll be posting our hours of availability for in-store shopping closer to the grand opening.
As of May 1st, we'll no longer be offering local deliveries. This is something that we plan on bringing back once we get the store open and do some hiring, but until then we don't have the time to run the new storefront, maintain the coral farm and drive around doing deliveries. We do, however, still offer shipping services for both our livestock and dry goods, and we encourage our local customers who can't make it to the storefront to take advantage of our discounted shipping rates and our free shipping rates.
We're looking forward to welcoming you all into our new storefront soon and showing you what we've built!
2447 Ellwood Dr SW
Edmonton, AB T6X 0J6