Meet Erin MacDermott & Eldrid Dube
When Erin MacDermott and Eldrid Dube began working at Dandy Lines more than two decades ago, little did they know how much it would change their lives. In fact, Erin was still in high school at the time. Both Erin and Eldrid were hired as part-time help around the same time, and both grew to love their jobs. So when the owner of the business decided to sell in the early 1990’s, Erin and Eldrid began to talk about the idea of buying the business together so they could continue doing what they loved. With help and strong support from Erin’s parents, they became the official co-owners of Dandy Lines in 1993.
Erin, who was born and raised in Prince George, believes that it is the ideal place to live. Here, home ownership is within reach, and the affordable lifestyle still leaves room for other pursuits, like vacations and leisure activities. Here in Prince George, Erin notes, there are many leisure activities to take part in, all within minutes of downtown. Erin’s family particularly enjoys skiing in the winter and fishing throughout the rest of the year.
Erin and Eldrid are proud to be a part of the downtown vibe. “It’s a little neighbourhood here,” Erin says. The Prince George downtown is alive with a variety of funky independent shops, restaurants, cafes and bars that give it wonderful flair and unique character. For her own part, Erin would never consider relocating the business anywhere else. “We have a lot of freedom here,” she says. Downtown business owners are able to tailor their businesses to the needs and wants of their customers. Listening to customers is something that Erin and Eldrid take seriously, and it is one of the things that has kept them in business for so many years. They also consider their employees to be a big factor in their ongoing success. Their employees love working there and it shows in the personalized attention and service that they provide to their customers. “I consider myself very, very lucky to be here,” says Erin.
Inspiring. Eclectic. Lovely.
Dandy Lines has been a favourite stop in downtown Prince George since 1981. Guests are invited to step inside where they’ll be greeted by friendly, knowledgeable staff and surrounded by inspiring vignettes and beautiful displays. Browse the boutique’s selection of extraordinary, rare and heart-warming gifts, home decor, clothing, accessories and baby items.
Dandy Lines carefully hand-selects each and every product on its shelves, bringing you high-quality products from brands that include Sid Dickens Memory Blocks, Sophie Conran for Portmeirion table tops, Voluspa Candles and Barr & Co. bath and body products, plus a delightful selection hard-to-find baby gifts and organic baby clothing. Find your inspiration at Dandy Lines, proudly located in downtown Prince George.
Dandy Lines is a member of the Downtown Business Association.
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