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Jarrett Value 2 Store Opening ‘Pretty Exciting’
Sudbury Star, May 4, 2000
By Scott Hunter Haddow

What started out as a pilot project has turned into a full-time business for five people in Sudbury.

The Jarrett Value 2 store is now officially owned and operated by five people with disabilities.

For owners Duane Gunn, Janice Cutler, Trudi Deighton, Bonnie Werry and Maria Pappano, it has been a project worth doing.

“It’s pretty exciting. This is something I have always wanted to do,” Cutler said.

The store has been operating for the last two years as an outlet of the Jarrett Value Centre. On Wednesday, the new owners unveiled a new sign and celebrated with cake and coffee. The store could be one of a kind.


“This is the only store like this that I know of. It’s a unique project,” said Mary-Elizabeth Paonessa, manager of the Jarrett Value Centre on Notre Dame Avenue.

The store is open six days a week, Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“A lot of work went into this place,” said Werry.

The store sells recycled clothes and features a seniors’ day on Wednesdays and a students’ day on Saturdays. Seniors and students receive a 15-per-cent discount on their purchases during those days.


With the help of the Sudbury District Association for the Developmentally Disabled and funding from the Community Economic Development Technical Assistance Program, the store was able to become more than just a pilot project.

“Without them, it wouldn’t happen,” said Gunn.


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