The Bellwether peninsula now offers visitors, local employees and boaters a one-stop-shop where they can buy anything from chips, candy, coffee, or cigarettes to craft beer and wine. Bellwether Market is a new upscale convenience market that opened in May this year and is located at 6 Bellwether Way. Owner Ann McEvoy said the store even provides customers with lunch options, including sandwiches and salads from Avenue Bread. There is a charming sitting area for two inside as well as outside seating options where patrons can enjoy their purchases. The unique shape of the building and the floor-to-ceiling windows add to the charm.

“Although there is not much foot traffic in the area we do have “steady-eddies.” The employees from surrounding offices who want to grab a quick bit for lunch or a 3 p.m. energy drink are our most consistent customers,” McEvoy said.

McEvoy said she is working on providing customers with more gift options such as customized gift baskets and greeting cards. With the number of weddings the Bellwether Hotel hosts, gift baskets and greeting cards will be needed, McEvoy said. Bellwether Market also provides room service for guests staying at the hotel.

Along with customized gift baskets, McEvoy offers customized picnic baskets, even mix-and-match 6 packs of beer. She said customers get what they want, adding that if there is something a customer wants that the market does not offer she will order it.

“This market represents who I am, upscale but price conscientious and customer service oriented.”

"This market represents who I am, upscale but price conscientious and customer service oriented."