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Sackville welcomed two new shops in town thissummer, both located on Bridge Street. EnigmaComics and Hazel’s Bless your Heart Quality Used Clothing and Design are as di
erent asthey are unique.Enigma Comics opened on Canada Day, andis co-owned and run by Kirk Dollmont and his wife Sabrina, an Anthropology student at MountAllison. Originally from Edmonton, the coupleand their two children relocated permanently to Amherst, Nova Scotia in 2007 after spend-ing some time traveling in Europe. When they learned about the availability of commercialspace in Sackville, the two jumped at the oppor-tunity to open up a shop.Enigma holds an array of products, whichinclude Role Playing Games (RPGs), Collect-able Card Games (CCGs), board games, comics,graphic novels, and a number of other accesso-ries. “We are a Game Workshop stockist, whichis the largest mini war game series in the world.”Game Workshop produces tabletop games suchas “WarHammer 40k,” “WarHammer Fantasy,”and their newest, “Island of Blood.”Enigma also carries Heroscape and Dungeonsand Dragons miniatures as well as game manu-als such as Player’s Handbook, Dungeon Mas-ter Guides, and Monster Manuals. According toDollmont, the store also carries card games in-cluding Magic the Gathering which, with “oversix million players in the world… is understand-ably the most popular CCG.”“[Comic shipments] come in every Wednes-day,” Dollmont explained. Furthermore, the storealso accepts special request of individual custom-ers. Once the desired comic titles arrive and they are put in a drop box, which can be collected atthe customer’s convenience. “
ere are too many titles on the market, but we try and get in whatpeople will like.”Enigma tries to carry as many titles in com-ics and graphic novels as possible, some of whichinclude, but are not limited to: 5 Days to Die,Robot Fighter,
e Curse of the Mutant,
eBrightest Day, Dead Pool, and Waking Dead.He also explained that the lack of video gamesin the shop was deliberate due to his own per-sonal ethos. “Videogames lack social interaction,”he states, and he believes RPGs and CCGs canfacilitate greater social exchange since they al-low individuals to spend time with one another whilst still enjoying the game. “We run demosall the time and all are welcome,” Dollmont ex-plained. As for the name of the shop, when askedabout it, Dollmont simply replied, “that’s thequestion isn’t it?”
Engima and Hazel: catering to Sackville’s niches
Expansion of new businesses on Bridge Street
Further down the street, located directly across from the Scotia Bank, is Hazel’s Bless Your Heart Quality Used Clothing & Design.
e shop, which opened May 1, is owned by Tammy Savoie, a Sackville local, and managedby Mt. A student Miriam Lapp. Tammy statesshe has always wanted to own her own businessin Sackville, and having grown up shopping inthrift and consignment shops was inevitably in-spired to open up Hazel’s. “
ere is a need for [athrift shop] here and there is a niche for it here;I wanted to create something with some artisticcharacter,” she explained.Although the shop is tiny, do not be fooled by its size. Hazel’s is certainly well stocked and fullof treasures. “We have something for everyoneright down to babies,” Savoie elaborated.
estore carries women’s, men’s, and youth’s cloth-ing, accessories, as well as plus sizes.
e clothesare mainly consignment, meaning the proceedsof the various articles sold are split between thestore and the consignee. However, Savoie, along with Lapp, continues to embark on bargain hunt-ing adventures to bring back pieces for their ownshop. “I’ve been collecting pieces in my basementsince November so when we opened we werefully stocked,” the owner explained. When asked about the store’s name, Lavoieexplains that the shop was named after her greatAunt Hazel, a name carried by her own daughter.As for ‘Bless Your Heart,’ the other portion of the store’s name, “that’s what she always used tosay to me as she gave me a big loving hug,” theowner reminisced.
ere is a need for [a thrift shop] here and there is a niche for it here; I wanted to create something withsome artistic character.”
Owner of Hazel’sBless Your Heart
Kirk Dollmont, the co-owner of Engima, hopes the focus on interactive table top andcard games will encourage social interaction and exchanges among his clients.
Hazel’s store owner, Tammy Savoie, and manager, Miriam Lapp, poses in front of the store.