community of Navan
small town institutions go, none are as important
to local residents or more tightly woven into the
fabric of the community than J.T. Bradley's Country
Convenience Store in Navan. In fact, it is impossible
to imagine what the east end community would be like
without J.T. Bradley's.
is the common thread that has tied the community together
for the past 115 years, and continues to do so thanks
to its current propriertor, John Bradley who is the
great-grandson of the store's original owner J.T.
Thomas Bradley moved to Navan from Blackburn Hamlet
with his wife Florence and their six children in 1898.
He opened a small country store soon afterward to
serve the residents of the local village and the surrounding
hundred and fifteen years later, J.T. Bradley's is
still the place to go for last minute groceries, a
case of beer, your favourite bottle of wine, or a
hot cup of coffee.
being a general store, J.T. Bradley's is also a licensed
LCBO and Beer Store outlet, and more recently they
became the local dealer for Purina animal feed, selling
everything from dog food to chicken feed.
coffee counter is a popular gathering spot for locals
who trade the latest scuttlebutt over a hot cup of
java. Framed autograph jerseys of Navan's most famous
resident, Major League Baseball pitcher Erik Bédard,
hang from the ceiling and the bulletin board is filled
with community notices, used items for sale and apartments
the physical appearance of the store has evolved over
the years, the purpose to serve the residents of Navan
and the surrounding community has not. In fact, John
Bradley and his father Ross have made it their life's
purpose to help their community in any way they can,
whether it's volunteering to raise money to help repair
the church steeple, or build a new cenotaph.
of the Bradleys' more successful efforts was the Navan
Street Dance which raised thousands of dollars for
a number of local charities between 1999 and 2005
including the 2001 International Plowing Match in
Navan and the OutCare
Foundation of which John Bradley is the current
their ongoing efforts the Bradley family received
a key to the City in 2001, and Ross Bradley was presented
with a lifetime achievement award from the Navan Lion's
but by no means least, J.T. Bradley's is a proud supporter of the Navan Fair,
the Greater Orléans Canada Day Celebration and the Orléans Outstanding Youth Awards.
his many efforts, John Bradley is carrying on a family tradition as the proud
proprietor of a small town institution.
Bradley's Country Covenience Store is located on Colonial
Road just east of Trim. They can be reached by phone
at 613-835-3781 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also visit their website at www.jtbradleys.com.
Store hours are Mon. to Fri. from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
Sat. from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m.
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