Brian Bonnar is happy to stand behind the counter of his newly acquired store, formerly known as “Mike’s Big M” photo by Victor Millward
“Some dreams do come true and this is one of mine,” declared Brian Bonnar, motioning towards his well-filled shelves of groceries which lined the inside of his newly acquired variety store. The store was formerly known as “Mike’s Big M.”
“I think I have the perfect place here at the corner of County Road 18 and County Road 12,” he continued. “I’ve expanded the bakery, added new items and added a new coffee maker. Now all I need is the customers, which I am happy to say are increasing in numbers each day.”
Brian’s wife, Shelly, an employee of Scotia Bank in Cornwall is with him in the venture. The couple is ably aided by two employees, Jennifer and Tina.
Brian moved to Cornwall eight years ago and decided to get out of the high-tech world and start a Ma and Pa business in Lunenburg.
Brian comes from a sports oriented background as he was active in five different leagues. In his younger hockey days he played at the AA level and advanced to the finals in his last year of play.
Brian is a member of the Ottawa, Nepean, and Canadian Sports Club where he is in contact with many sports personalities.
He has 2 daughters, Michelle, 13 and Allison, 16.