In the last week we had Canada Day where we had an opportunity to embrace our nations 147th birthday, Arthur blew his way in and out, knocking out power all over the place as he traveled through, closing many small businesses for the day. But that doesn’t mean that there wasn’t retail news .
Chops Meat Market opened at bottom of Wright Ave Burnside, a a potential challenger to Forrest Hills, Gateway Market. I have yet to be in myself but early reports are that it doesn’t measure up.
Also speaking of Sunnyside they are losing longtime tenant The Village Green as well as its affiliated mens store Moe’s. Both are currently liquidating stock..
Japanese Paradise the Japaneses grocer/sweets store at the beginning of Barrington St has moved in with B-well Sushi on Quinpool, and their current Barrington St home, will be the new home of Hibiki Anime Shop come September.
The small theatre at Neptune is alredy Scotiabank Studio,The Metro Centre is now Scotiabank Centre , And Empire Bayers Lake is being renamed Scotiabank Cinema
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Black Buffalo Records, is now moved to Cornwallis St. and soon to be joined by Octopi Computers
Sushi Jet opened on corner of Salter/Granville where many restaurants have failed before them, I wish them well.
Sweet Janes will be moving their Candy Shop from their original Doyle St. home to the corner of Queen and Morris, where SuperVideo was for years.