Nostalgic Journey, a sprawling 6,000-square-foot multi-vendor antique, vintage and collectables store established in 2003, has been taken over by couple Jonathan Hall (also co-proprietor of The Twisted Wheel lounge in downtown Peterborough) and Kayley Duggan.
Owners Kayley Duggan and Jonathan Hall
Located at 1118 Trans-Canada Highway 7, just a stone’s throw away from the end of the 115 outside of Peterborough, it is a treasure trove for antique and vintage finds.
Nostalgic Journey is located at 1118 Trans-Canada Highway 7
Hall has been going to Nostalgic Journey for years, and, in fact, many of his finds are housed in his chic Twisted Wheel bar on Water Street he operates with Mike Judson.
When he and Duggan found out this electic store was available from Gail, the former owner, they jumped at the chance to take it on. They just took ownership March 1st, and it has quickly become a labour of love.
Hall, also a talented graphic designer, tells PTBOCanada they don’t plan to reinvent the wheel, though there will be some tweaks here and there which will be reflected with his love of vinyl in a section he and Kayley are developing.
Hall in “his office”, as he calls it, at Nostalgic Journey
Nostalgic Journey has many of the same vendors—there are more than 30—that have been there for years, but Hall says new ones are coming on as well as word of mouth travels quickly about the couple’s venture.
Hall’s logo design for Nostalgic Journey
There was a constant flow of customers young and old on a Saturday we visited the location, and there is plenty of parking.
Indeed, it’s a perfect place to go on a date, with friends, or bring your folks/in-laws. The nostalgia all around you makes for great conversation points, buys and photos. You can get lost in there for hours.
Speaking of photography, the couple is utilizing social media to build awareness about Nostalgic Journey—the unique collectables and antiques there are very Instagram worthy. You can find Nostalgic Journey on Instagram here and Facebook here. They are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Wednesday, with the plan to eventually open then as well.