After more than 21 years in business, Peacock Photo and Restoration, located on Duncan’s Jubilee Street, will be closing its doors for the last time on March 31.
Owner Renee Cann, who has lived in the Cowichan Valley her whole life, said that she felt it is time to retire from the business, so she and her partner Kris Cann are moving to their home on Sonora Island, north of Quadra Island, full time at the end of the month.
Renee said Peacock Photo and Restoration, which specializes in passport photos, portraits, custom framing, printing, copy and restoration, has changed significantly over the years, mainly with the switch from film to digital, and the business has changed with it.
She said she used to develop more than 30 rolls of film a day, and now develops less than 30 a month.
“Most of our work these days is in copy and restoration, and transferring eight-millimetre film and VHS to DVD,” Renee said.
Renee said she will keep Peacock Photo’s web page in operation and will still continue to do restorations after the closure of the store.
She said she also plans to do some bookkeeping for small businesses through her new company, High Tide Bookkeeping.
“I will really miss the customers at the store,” Renee said.
“They have been so good and kind over the years, and many of them have been coming in to say goodbye before we close.”