Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saying Goodbye.. Quinte Outdoor Sports

I just wanted to take a moment to mourn the passing (or closing) of one of my favourite tackle shops. Quinte outdoor sports just north of Belleville Ontario closed it's doors this weekend, and ended a 16 year run. I have been a loyal customer for over 10 years now, stopping in each and every time i pasted through town, whether it was making a purchase or just shooting the shit, it was a nice little store and one the best tackle shops between Toronto and Ottawa.

I was saddened and surprised to see the doors papered up and locked this past weekend, and even more so when the new of the closing was confirmed. I wish Eric and his family all the best in the future, and will miss our conversations. They were always welcoming and helpful to both my wife and I

This is yet another reminder that big box stores and on-line purchasing are slowly killing the small guy. Please support your local shops, we dont need to add any more tackle shops to this growing list of casualties


  1. What about people who bought gift certificates.. They Basically just took the money and ran, without any way for us to get our money back.

    I bought gift certs for two people at christmas and now they are useless

  2. Im sorry to hear that, I know when any business closes up shop, there are people hurt on both sides.. employees and customers

    I know from sources close to the Quinte team that it was a long hard decision to close up, Im sorry to hear that you are stuck with bad GC's