In 1936, Ellen Holloway and her husband Wes open a corner grocery store on the ground floor of their house in Rabbittown, a new neighbourhood on the outskirts of St. John's. Over the decades that follow, the city and the neighbourhood grow around them, as does the Holloway family. When the Second World War comes to St. John's and Audrey Holloway falls in love with an American soldier, she's sure her glamorous new life will unfold far from the streets of Rabbittown. But fate leads Audrey back to the corner store, where for the next several decades she and the store will remain a fixture in their working-class neighbourhood. The fate of the Holloway family -- of Audrey, her musician son Henry and Henry's talented daughter Rachel -- seems tied to the fate of the corner store and a changing neighbourhood. Finally, in post-moratorium St. John's of the 1990s, Audrey has to face the possibility that the price of saving the family business may be a higher price than she is willing to pay.