Filling a gap in the community Langford’s comes to Campbell’s Bay

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Tony Dar (left) and his business partner Jarod Croghan stand in front of the Campbell’s Bay Langford’s location that is set to open before Christmas.

Allyson Beauregard



Tony Dar (left) and his business partner Jarod Croghan stand in front of the Campbell’s Bay Langford’s location that is set to open before Christmas.

Allyson Beauregard

CAMPBELL’S BAY – With renovations soon complete, Tony (Mazhar Iqbal) Dar, owner of Langford’s in Shawville, hopes to open his second Langford’s location in Campbell’s Bay before Christmas.
Aside from being a “mini grocery store”, the business will also offer take-out Canadian and Lebanese food as well as accounting, real estate and tax services through Dar’s business partner, Jarod Croghan. Once a liquor license is obtained, beer and wine will also be retailed.
Dar stressed the importance of offering different services within one location both for customer convenience and to ensure the survival of the business. 
Although Dar purchased the building, which formerly housed Patti’s This and That, about two years ago, it wasn’t until the town’s only grocery store, Marché Ami, announced its imminent closure that he decided to move up his opening date. “I always intended on opening a Langford’s store here, but I didn’t want to hurt the other store’s business. When I heard they were closing, I knew it was time. I wanted to fill the gap in the community. Residents need somewhere to buy groceries without having to travel,” said Dar.
The business also intends to have an ATM which Dar says will offer residents a banking option if the Laurentian Bank follows through with the planned closure of its Campbell’s Bay and Fort-Coulonge branches next June.