Noble Grape OXFORD ST. is moving to the North End Halifax on Sunday May 30th!
We will be reopened in our new location on Monday May 31st.
(Corner of Lady Hammond & Robie St, former home of Maritime Wine & Beer Emporium).
Message from a Noble Grape owner:
My name is Steven Haynes and I, along with my brother Mark, are the owners of Noble Grape.
What you might not know is that Noble Grape is NOT a franchise or a large corporation. It is a small business that we built starting with one store in Cole Harbour 1993 where my brother still lives to this day.
I have lived in the North End of Halifax since 1995 (about 1 km away from Maritime Beer and Wine).
In 1989, I actually bought my first beer kit from long-time MW&B employee Deena (back when she worked at Betty Cook’s ‘Home Brew Shop' in Fairview). She recommended an ‘Edme Superbrew Canadian Ale’. Well it turned out better than expected and believe it or not? That single purchase began a long journey resulting in where we are today.
For years I've also known MW&B owner Tim Feeley as a competitor, as a wholesale customer and as a friend. It's a small industry and we have a long history attending trade shows and catching up over a beer at conferences. I’m sure we’ll be having a beer together again once things get back to normal.
We outgrew our current space at Noble Grape Oxford St. as our lease was ending and coincidently, just as Tim was considering retirement. We had a few conversations and eventually struck a deal.
Noble Grape Oxford St. store will be closing and merging with Maritime Wine and Beer on May 31st and operating under the Noble Grape Banner.
Deena and crew are still there and will be teaming up with Matt and our Oxford St. family!
I hope you will come by and see the newly renovated space at some point and I am excited to finally begin a new chapter in the neighbourhood where I live.
We look forward to serving you in this more spacious location and introducing you to the newly merged Noble Grape team!
I’d also like to extend a special ‘Shout Out’ to Ed Barkhouse for managing this project like the rock star that he is. Thank you Ed!
And to all past, present and future customers of both locations, thank you for your support.
Some more details:
The new location’s phone number is still 902-423-2739.
Don't forget we still have Noble Grape in Halifax. It is located at 362 Lacewood Dr (next to Home Depot). It also has a full Beer Zone inside. Ph. 902-457-9463