Open and shut

New businesses in Atlantic Canada run the gamut this month — from modern speakeasies and Indian food trucks to barber chairs and bespoke suit shops. Plus it’s always nice to see the open column longer than the shuttered.

St. John’s-based clothing brand The Shop, SALT is expanding their online shopping business to a brick-and-mortar holiday shop in Grand Falls-Windsor. Owners Emily Evans and Lauren Saunders — who both grew up in Grand Falls — decided it was the right business move for SALT.

This new boutique opened at the end of September, just squeaking into October’s roundup. Hillhead House was once a market stall and is now a full store on Prescott Street filled with gifts and home accents.