I Wish I Was...

i-wish-i-was-brochureBridgewater's King Street is hosting the first ever "I WISH I WAS..." Event

JOIN US! Wednesday, June 25, 4 - 6 pm

Have your say on what you'd like to see happen in empty shop fronts on King Street!


  • All citizens of all ages who believe in a vibrant LOCAL shopping district for downtown Bridgewater
  • All start-ups and all those who dream of having an exciting new space for business or community projects
  • All those who remember the way King Street was and all those who picture a new life for the riverfront road

Certain landmarks along King Street, including Cummings, the old LaHave Furnishings, and Baptist Church buildings, as well as others will be hosting open houses.

What you will find:

  • A map of participating properties and restaurants
  • Clings to post your ideas on windows
  • Blackboards on which to chalk your dreams
  • A "say something that rocks" box, a soapbox for positive ideas!
  • A free community BBQ at the South Parkade, sponsored by the Town of Bridgewater
  • A welcome from property owners to share conversations about bringing life back into an empty space
  • Window art and plenty of photo opportunities
  • Dollar-off vouchers for a meal at participating downtown restaurants following the event

Pop in and visit these participating vacant properties and share your "I wish I was..." ideas!

325 King Street, Baptist Church
Hosts: Norm and Eleanor Hovland

587 King Street, old LaHave Furnishings Building
Hosts: The Art Hive Community Consultation Group

535 - 541 King Street, old Cleve's Source for Sports
Hosts: David Larkin and Mike Zinck

668 King Street, Cummings Building
Hosts: Jane and Bob Cummings

724 King Street, 757 King and 821 King
These properties will be closed, but you are invited to share your ideas on these spaces.
Owner is Sheila Rhodenizer MacKay

Following the "I wish I was..." event, why not head to one of our many downtown restaurants offering $-off vouchers and specials for the evening. Keep in mind most kitchens close at 8:00 p.m!

  • The River Pub
  • Ko's Restaurant
  • Dan's Family Diner
  • King's Corner Bar and Grill
  • Dingo's Bar and Grill
  • Local Public House
  • Waves Seafood & Grill

Vouchers are available from event organizers.