The Story of The Landing
When Forbes' will come here, it's the very place we'll steer..."
Built by Forbes and Cole sin 1879 and originally located across the street, "The Landing" was moved to its present location in 1886. Forbes & Coles was a marchantile business selling meat, barley, wheat, candle moulds and lye. This business became competition for Gorman's Store, which was located on this site. Larry Gorman, the infamous son of the owners, wrote a song known as "The Shan Van Vogh" about a regular client at Gorman's and the coming of Forbes'.
The Forbes family operated their store until 1922, when it was purchased by Dr. J. A Stewart.
The Doctor is in..."
When Dr. J.A Stewart purchased this building he converted it into a drugstore. Dr. Stewart also used the space for an office and (at one time) a home. While operating as a drugstore, the Villiage's library was housed in the back on the main floor, which would be where the bar is now. Dr. Stewart was a well-respected member of the community, for which he became the honoured namesake of our local hospital - The Stewart Memorial. "The Doctor's Inn", a local B&B is the former home of Dr. Stewart.
I am takin' the kids to Johnny Biggar's Store..."
In 1963, this building was purchased by Mr. John Biggar, who operated it as a general store until 1978. Since then, it has been a home, an apartment building, a laundromat, a flower shop, a cafe, an antique shop and on June 9, 2001 it became the home of The Landing Oyster House and Pub and was operated by Matt McGuire and Michelle Gough. It then passed on ownership to James Cecil and Julie Coffey until now, where it owned and operated by Erica Wagner.