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.
pretty exciting. This is something I have always wanted to do,
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.
is the only store like this that I know of. Its a unique project,
said Mary-Elizabeth Paonessa, manager of the Jarrett Value Centre
on Notre Dame Avenue.
store is open six days a week, Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5
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
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.
them, it wouldnt happen, said Gunn.