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In a world where you can shop anywhere, we encourage you to shop local.

Why shopping local matters…

While the price, selection, and convenience of one-stop shopping sites are tempting, we encourage you to keep your dollars in our local community! When you keep your money where you live, you are supporting an economy of friends and neighbours, and building a community that thrives.

Small-scale, locally owned businesses create communities that are more prosperous, connected, and generally better off across a wide range of metrics. When we buy from independent, locally owned businesses a significantly greater portion of our money is then cycled back through our local economy — to facilitate purchases from other businesses, pay salaries, contribute to local charities, and support local innovation and community activities – ultimately strengthening the whole community.


Black Tartan Kitchen: currently closed for renovations 613-492-0860
Boulton House: 53 Mill St. Carleton Place – patio now open, offering take out and to go window – 613-492-3535
Carleton Place Winery: 20 Lake Ave. East. – open at limited capacity, call for appointment – 613-253-1007
Sagar Indian Cuisine: 156 Bridge St. – Open for takeout only – call 613-492-1333
Smith and Barrel Pub & Eatery: 7 Bridge St. – patio now open, take out and weekly meal specials
Stalwart Brewing Co.: 10 High St. – offering curbside pickup
The Good Food Co.: 31 Bridge St. – 2 outdoor patios open, ready made meals to go and takeout from the menu
The Thirsty Moose Pub & Eatery: 20 Bridge St.- patio now open, offering take out
Under Pressure Coffee House: Open for takeaway, 37 Lansdowne Ave.
The Good Food Tour:  no tours currently available
Thruway Restaurant – Hwy 7, 613-257-5326 offering takeout, outdoor patio open

Please visit the business links to find out the complete details.

Now is more important than ever to think locally when you are planning to make a purchase. Leave our dollars in your community. Think ahead to birthdays, anniversaries, and celebrations. Perhaps take this time to purchase a gift card now to be used later for those special occasions. Most retail stores are now open locally with limited capacity.

Apple Cheeks Consignment: 53 Bridge St.
Brown & MacFarlane Glass Co. Inc.: 21 Bridge St.
Capital Optical: 152 Bridge St.
Chasin’ Turkeys: 51 Bridge St. – Opening soon
Graham’s Shoes:139 Bridge St
Heritage Optical: 130 Lansdowne Ave. Suite 6
IDA Drugmart: 47 Lansdowne Ave.
Solace Hair Design: 6 Lake Ave.
Surrounding Memories:  77 Bridge St.
The Dress Shop: 141 Bridge St.
The Floral Boutique: 77 Bridge St.
The Granary Bulk and Natural Foods: 107 Bridge St.
The Pickledish: 24 Lake Ave. West.
The Queens Crafters and Antique Market: 142 Bridge St.
Wisteria: 62 Bridge St.

Please visit the business links to find out the complete details.

Downtown Dining and Shopping Map


More Ways to Support Local:

  1. Outfit a home office/workspace – add some plants, flowers, prints and stationery to give it a personal touch
  2. Shane your GREAT experiences of using local suppliers or retailers, tag them in a FB post
  3. Do some spring cleaning -stock up on cleaning supplies to get you through the summer
  4. Get Crafty – take on a summer art project and buy your supplies from a local retailer
  5. Write your story – redesign your business card or rack card and get it printed locally
  6. Plan your garden – get ready now for planting this summer, add some soil and mulch to your favourite beds and pick up some must-have flowers and shrubs
  7. Take care of yourself – get a massage or schedule a treatment for later this summer
  8. Get organized – clear out the old and plan to donate or gift
  9. Redecorate – pick a room and make it at your home oasis with some scented candles, special artwork, or a new piece of furniture
  10. Get some takeout – and pick it up yourself
  11. Update your spring/summer wardrobe – check out our great local retailers online and order yourself something nice
  12. Pamper yourself or someone else
  13. Participate in a virtual class – learn a new skill, take a fitness class or take an online learning course
  14. Commit to Future work – hire a local contractor or tradesperson to take off some jobs you’ve been putting off
  15. Don’t stress – check out a local health store for supplements and foods that will lower your stress levels
  16. Donate to a local not for profit – if you can, donate your time, food, $$ or goods to a local, not for profit
  17. Book for tomorrow – make sure you are ready to go when hairdressers and estheticians reopen for business
  18. Buy now, use later – get yourself or someone you love a gift card
  19. Outsource – hire someone to do those jobs you don’t enjoy
  20. Refer someone – tell your friends about a great local service you can’t live without
  21. Unpause your membership – get ready to go back and support
  22. Eat, drink and be merry – order some takeout – many local restaurants and breweries can also provide beverages
  23. Plan a game night – rent a game, or book an at-home escape room locally
  24. Book a staycation – make some local plans for when things open up again
  25. Send flowers or chocolate
  26. Learn something new – borrow a book or movie from the local library
  27. Get more takeout
  28. Get some new shoes