Who We Are


At Tara’s we may have a new name and a new location, but our roots in Gravenhurst run deep. We’re owned and operated by Tara and Ian McNaughton, long-standing members of the Gravenhurst retailing community as the proprietors of Gravenhurst Home Hardware and the former V&S Stedmans store (now reimagined as Tara’s).

In 2019, Tara and Ian made a bold move — to reinvent both businesses in ways that would better serve their clientele. Home Hardware expanded into the Stedman’s V&S space and took on the toys & craft, stationery, greeting card, and bed & bath departments from Stedmans, and Tara’s opened in its Main Street location, with a tighter focus on its fashion, footwear, and yarn departments.

Margaret Belleau, our long-time manager at Stedmans, continues to run Tara’s, bringing along her unmatched familiarity with the needs and wants of our faithful customer base, and an enthusiasm to get acquainted with new customers and strive to meet their retail needs.

We have done our best to make Tara’s a warm, inviting space, and we hope you’ll drop in to browse the store and say hello sometime soon!