There was a little more to talk about this week than I thought there would be, and for fun posting it on Saturday night instead of Sunday morning!

Sober Island Brewing has opened their own Tap House and retail store on the main drag in Sheet Harbour.

2 Doors Down, makes their foray into the suburbs and will open their Dartmouth Crossing location Sunday for lunch

Cole Harbour saw the return of KFC after a 6 year absence, the new location is across the street from their former long time home.

Canadian Appliance Source who already have locations across Canada with a concentration of stores from Toronto to Montreal have opened their latest location in Bayers Lake by Staples.

All you can eat  Kor-B-Q Korean Grill is now open on Lacewood Dr beside Shoppers in Clayton Park.

Living Reef Aquariums who specialize in saltwater setups is now open at 622 Sackville Dr.

Early 2020 will see the arrival of something fun at Bayers Lake.

Jagger’s Cafe + Donut Bar is opening in January at 120 Susie Lake Cres. The cafe, of course, will feature coffee, smoothies, sandwiches and soup, but the star is sure to be the warm made-to-order doughnuts.

I talked to Helen Allen, who owns the cafe with her husband, Graham Winterbourne, and his son, Jagger Winterbourne.

“Our doughnuts are made fresh,” Allen said.

“Customers choose their own toppings and watch their doughnuts being made from start to finish. This is a unique offering where you get a fresh, warm doughnut every time,” she said.

“We offer the customer an interactive experience where they create their own doughnuts. There are over 450 possible combinations.”

They got the idea while seeing an automated machine called a Donut Robot, which Jagger’s Cafe will have visible for all to see. They went back several times to watch the process and then visited many shops and cafes to study what they liked and take the parts they wanted to create their own.

They also want to offer more than just doughnuts, so that is where the expanded menu comes into play to take advantage of the heavily trafficked intersection in Bayers Lake.

“We are not fast food, we are not a restaurant, we are a quick-service cafe; an alternative, if you will, to the existing restaurant styles in the area,” said Allen.

They are aiming to have the cafe open by the end of January.