The Silo and the Ecolo Boutique: two inaugurations for the price of one
The co-owners of Écolo Boutique, Michel Gaudreau (left) and Pierre Bolduc (center), the mayor of Sherbrooke, Steve Lussier, and the president of the city's executive committee, Nicole Bergeron as well as the two co-owners of Le Silo on the right, Nancy Squire and Dorothée Gallant.
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Andréanne Beaudry La Tribune Since they share the same building, Le Silo Épicerie Bio-Vrac and L'Écolo Boutique officially opened their second respective branch together on Thursday morning.
As with other businesses in the region, they have overcome the challenge of setting up a second store, in times of pandemic, in Sherbrooke.
Respectively, the two companies have already been offering their products for several years in the east of the city of Sherbrooke. Shortly before the start of the pandemic, the co-owners of Le Silo, Nancy Squires and Dorothée Gallant, and those of the Ecolo Boutique, Pierre Bolduc and Michel Gaudreau, joined forces to promote the zero waste offer, and this time here, in the district of Rock Forest.
“We want people to know that we are there for them. It's never too late to make changes in your lifestyle and eating habits, ”says Le Silo co-owner Dorothée Gallant.
In reality, they offer complementary services and share similar environmental values.
In a few words, Le Silo is a grocery store specializing in local, organic and fair trade food, while the Écolo Boutique focuses on ecological, biodegradable, compostable and bio-fair products.
These two new neighboring stores have even enabled the creation of 18 jobs thanks to the efforts of the four Sherbrooke entrepreneurs.
Even though online services are still offered today, L'Écolo Boutique co-owner Pierre Bolduc still invites people to officially go to the store in a safe environment.