Located in the decommissioned St. Stephen's United Church in Alma, New Brunswick, the owners said the business takes its name from its unique location in a church and because the Fundy coast is known for its whale sightings. The old church has a deep connection to the community. It was rebuilt in 1932 after a fire destroyed the original structure and the names of those who donated money to resurrect the building from the ashes are still etched in the stained-glass windows.
The owners plan to maintain the integrity of the building by keeping the stained-glass windows and church bell. They have also decided to keep the original church bell in working condition. which they say won’t be used to signify the start of church services — instead, they’re planning to use it to signify the start and end of happy hour, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.