About Chris and Alix

Chris and Alix Harvey opened the Local General Store in May of 2013.  We both retired from educational careers in December 2010.  Chris was formerly a principal, and later Associate Superintendent, in School District #61, and Alix was a special education teacher and later an ESL instructor at the University of Victoria. 

After enjoying some time off to travel a little and enjoy those 2nd-coffee leisurely mornings, we were ready to embark on this store vision, one that Alix had been envisioning for a number of years.  For 5 years, we researched product sources extensively, checking hundreds of items and producers on Vancouver Island, around the province and into the Pacific Northwest, and visiting as many local fairs and markets as possible.

We are very excited to locate our store in Haultain Corners area!