The Peak FM is proud to support locally owned businesses in our community.
This week, The Peak would like to recognize THE LIVELY OLIVE!
The Lively Olive, a food-lover’s retail store and tasting room, officially opened its downtown Collingwood, Ontario doors in August 2014.
Local independent owner/entrepreneur Ian Campbell and his wife, Sherry Meisner, inspired by the specialty oil/vinegar gourmet food boutiques that they had experienced in other towns & cities around the province, identified the need for such a business near their home in the southern Georgian Bay area. When the perfect location at 21 Hurontario Street became available, the couple took advantage of the opportunity to create the perfect destination gourmet and gift shop. With Ian’s extensive background in retail store and fixture design, General Manager, Leslie Beaumont’s experience in retail buying & marketing, and a dedicated staff, The Lively Olive is a welcoming, fun and easy-to-shop retail showroom and tasting bar experience, full of wonderful products, for Collingwood residents and visitors, alike. Sherry and Leslie are partners in the management, growth and development of the business.
The store’s specialty is the over 70 wonderful varieties and flavors of premium, 100% tested/certified Extra-Virgin Olive Oils from around the world and the thick, barrel-aged dark and white Balsamic Vinegars from Italy. In keeping with its tagline, “It’s All a Matter of Great Taste”, the shop also offers a wide range of Ontario-produced (we support local producers and artisans whenever we can!) tapenades, dips, mustards, condiments, marinades, rubs, spices, organic teas, great serving ware pieces, candles and even a prestige line of olive oil-based skin care products and local artwork.
Customers are encouraged to try first-hand the flavorful oils, vinegars, and condiments in the tasting room, with the staff of enthusiastic “foodies” on hand providing product info, pairing suggestions, easy serving ideas and recipes. The store is also a great place to browse and shop for perfect pre-made or custom-made gift sets …for a client, hostess, birthday, shower, wedding, holiday or special occasion. In addition to the tasting available in-store during all business hours, The Lively Olive can be booked for private after-hours tasting parties for groups or for special speaking or tasting events, out-of-store.