1998 was a great year on the local business front in St. John’s when The Outfitters opened its doors on Water Street. For the community of people who enjoy the outdoors, this was a big day. They now had access to a wide array of specialty products and product knowledge in so many areas of interest.
One of the biggest things I see on a regular basis is just how much the outdoors community relies on the products and knowledge of this store. They look for better quality products so ensure they stand the test of time. And they rely on The Outfitters as a source of knowledge for planning trips, camping, kayaking and a host of other activities that most people do not even entertain whereas the Outfitters deem it a lifestyle. Not to mention a place where folks get involved like organized trail runs during the summer, demo days, snowshoe hikes and cross country ski training in winter.
Many praises are in order to Jonathan Earle and Robert Seymour and the many staff who’ve passed through these doors and have helped to build a sustainable business that the community look to for knowledge and reliable products.
We’ve enjoyed helping you and hope to see our near and dear customers and friends again soon.