New owners look to continue successful Chéticamp café under new name
Matthew Zeilfelder, Erin Boyd, Linda and William Roach
August 4, 2021
-by Brad Chandler
An adored 30-year-old café and gallery in Chéticamp held a grand opening this past Saturday to usher in new owners and a new name.
The Freya and Thor Gallery and Café, formerly the Frog Pond Café and Sunset Gallery, welcomed customers back into their store with a sense of familiarity from the past and a splash of exciting new features for the future.
New owners, Erin Boyd and Matthew Zeilfelder, travelled from their home in Washington State to fulfill Boyd’s dream of owning a Cape Breton business just over one month ago.
“This is the first time we’ve done anything like this, it’s exciting,” Boyd said. “I grew up in Nova Scotia, but I’ve been gone for 20 years. I’ve always loved Cape Breton and I’ve always wanted to move up here and have a business, and then miraculously in October, we saw a listing and we just jumped on it and went for it.”