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The History Behind Cloverleaf
D.H. Loney's Store - Circa 1910
Due to loss of work during the depression, Lawrence and Grace Loney set up shop in what used to be D.H. Loney's furniture store. Opening day of business for the riverfront enterprise was November 1st, 1932. The name, "Cloverleaf" came from the name of the road that led from Emo to Fort Frances - the Cloverleaf Trail.
Lawrence and Grace had 4 Children - Dave, Larry, Judy and Bill and in 1950 Dave entered the partnership. Bill later joined. Dave's eldest sons Mark and Dan became partners in the late 80's and 90's, and just recently Brendon (Mark's oldest) became part of the business. This addition makes four generations.
In 2001, Cloverleaf and the Fairway Store became one business, a merger of sorts as all the Fairway's staff continue to play important roles. The new Cloverleaf now stands where the Fairway Store once sat.
Many things have changed since 1932, but some things will never change - Cloverleaf Grocery will continue to be a community store. Our motto remains, "Our Customers are our friends. Our Friends are our community."
Full Service Grocery Store
Early in 2007 we changed our supplier and are now associated with the selling group "Family Foods". Our building not only holds a warehouse for CANADA'S Foods but also a full service grocery store. Within the grocery store you will find fresh produce, meats, deli, bakery, lottery and tobacco departments.
We invite you to sit down in our deli café and enjoy the fresh food and friendly atmosphere. Among other quick serve items we provide cappuccinos, gourmet coffee, custom sandwiches, and subs. Outside the store we have a self serve gas bar.
Pick-Up your Order
If you are traveling through our way be sure to stop by. We will take phone orders and have it ready when you arrive. Our American friends find this particularly useful when coming to our area for fishing, hunting or camping. You can contact us toll free from the U.S. at 1-800-263-8003 or fax 1-807-482-3095. Or feel free to email us at CloverleafEmo@sympatico.ca.