Meet Christy Allen
Christy Allen has always been an independent spirit with an entrepreneurial drive. She purchased the Pioneer Guesthouse in 2001 and converted it from a budget hotel to an international hostel which, today, draws guests from all over the world. Its bright blue facade has become a familiar fixture in Prince Rupert’s Cow Bay District.
Years later, Christy decided to fill a local niche with another business. She already had the perfect location for it, right inside the lobby of the hostel. The shop also offers online sales and both businesses keep Christy very busy. Cow Bay Coastal Fibres LYS focuses on specialty, hard-to-find yarns, particularly those made with natural fibres. Christy’s customers are often surprised when they walk into the shop and see how much selection and diversity the shop offers. Their reactions always give Christy a little sense of delight and satisfaction.
Christy is proud to be a part of the thriving downtown Prince Rupert business community. It is one that is characterized by a sense of cooperation and collaboration among its merchants and a friendly camaraderie among its shoppers. “I love how everybody smiles and acknowledges strangers as you pass them in the street,” says Christy, and, she adds, “I know the other merchants by name!” It makes business much more meaningful and pleasurable. Christy is optimistic for the future for Prince Rupert small business owners. “Things are getting better and better,” she declares.
Creative. Artsy. Crafty. Supportive.
Cow Bay Coastal Fibres Local Yarn Store (LYS) is a boutique yarn store guaranteed to delight knitters’ senses and spark their creativity. Tucked away inside the charming Pioneer Guesthouse in Prince Rupert’s Cow Bay District, Cow Bay Coastal Fibres LYS stocks a colourful array of quality natural fibre wools, needles and funky buttons. Find inspiration for your next knitting project and all the latest tools, gadgets and accessories. You’ll be astounded by the selection, quality and diversity you’ll find inside the charming little shop. Knitting lessons also available for those who want to learn the art of knitting or expand their knitting skills.
Cow Bay Coastal Fibres LYS is a member of the Prince Rupert Chamber of Commerce.
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