Its big day in Glooscap, because the 3 year long, multi-million dollar project is now open. Located at the gateway to Nova Scotia's wine and culinary region, Glooscap Landing will promote new economic development in the community and position the Glooscap First Nation to be better prepared to take advantage of current and future business opportunities.
The new development is expected to hire up to 200 people once fully built out which will take about 10 years. This is a great step in helping to revitalize the neighboring town of Hantsport which recently lost two major employers. For the first few years Glooscap Landing will only be home to an Esso Station and Tim Hortons but future possible uses include a market, restaurant, museum, retail, and accommodations.
The grand opening was well attended by over 300 people and including presentations by the Hon. Scott Brison, Chief Sidney Peters, MLA Chuck Porter and CEO Karen Hutt of Nova Scotia Power.