Kevin & Kaitey

Kaitey and Kevin Cosgrove moved to Carleton Place from Orleans in 2016 with the thought that it would be an affordable alternative to city living – and the commute couldn’t be that bad to their jobs in public service. However, the more time the couple spent sharing pints with new friends at the local craft brewery, or chasing kids around the beach at Riverside Park, it became clear to them that this was where they would set down their roots.

Their first business venture in Carleton Place was a seasonal ice cream truck (built in a converted horse trailer) serving ice cream at Riverside Park. After some time in that business the couple decided to leave their government jobs, sold the ice cream truck (RIP ChillZone613), and began a career in real estate. They started the Cosgrove Real Estate Group in 2020 and were looking for a commercial space to house their office when they found out about the old vacuum shop possibly being for sale.

Kaitey and Kevin both share a passion for good coffee and chocolate chip cookies. When Kevin isn’t helping clients achieve their real estate goals, you can find him on the golf course while Kaitey is an avid equestrian. They both adore their three mischievous boys, three dogs… and Kevin tolerates the cats. Kevin never knows what kind of puppy or kitten Kaitey will bring home next.


122 Bridge Street

Originally the site of a cooperage owned by Mr. E. Burke in the early 19th century and later part of William McDiarmid’s Golden Lion general store (purchased from William Neelin in 1870), 122 Bridge Street in Carleton Place is best known as the original home of Bob Flint’s radio, television & appliance store.


As the first store to sell televisions in Carleton Place, Flint and partner Bruce Sadler were responsible for putting up almost all of the aerials in Carleton Place. For longtime Carleton Place residents, Flint’s store was where they purchased their first television sets! Flint’s son continued the business under the same name for a number of years before moving to the other side of Bridge Street.


Flint’s gave way to the Vacuum Service Outlet, which occupied the space until Kevin and Kaitey Cosgrove purchased the building in the summer of 2021.