~From 1962 to 2012, Lane's is more than Privateering History
In 1947 Edgar and Helen Lane purchased 27 Bristol Avenue, a rather neglected rooming house with an 8 hole outhouse in the backyard. Ed and Helen opened the largest furniture store on the south shore. Folks would block Bristol Avenue to catch a glimpse of I Love Lucy or Ed Sullivan on the snowy television set in the front windows while Ed and his son, Ron, wrestled with the giant antenna on the roof.
Lane's went through many changes. Furniture, a beauty salon, a jewerly store and even rented apartments upstairs.
In 1962 Ed and Helen decided to make a major shift in business. They expanded the existing structure and added hotel guest rooms. They also included a restaurant, banquet room and coffee shop. Their son Ron, and his growing family moved from Whitehorse to help with the ever-increasing family business.