After some long waits, two businesses opened their doors in the past few weeks: clothing store/barbershop Arkadía in part of the former Folklore Centre (1111 Bank Street), and Pizza/Grill take-out spot Roost and Grills in the former Papaz Pizza spot (1202 Bank Street).
There is a new mural on the side of the Mud Oven building at 1065 Bank Street.
Twenty-five years is a big deal! For a friendship, for a marriage, but especially for a small business. In September 2017, The Clothes Secret, our very own Old Ottawa South women’s consignment boutique, celebrated 25 years of doing business in the heart of our neighbourhood.
Traffic and Transportation Plan for Saturday, December 16, 2017
Much has been written on these pages already about the potential development of Southminster United Church and I do not plan to wade into that debate here. But this month I do want to highlight a new business that will be using one of Southminster’s spaces.
Information for local residents and businesses
Festival week (Nov. 22 to 26, 2017)
The City of Ottawa planning report regarding the proposal for 1040 Bank Street, that is, the Southminster Church property, is now available. The conclusion from the report:
When we moved to Ottawa, I left my job in marketing research to become a full time caregiver to our children, and I have been in that role ever since. But with the kids now being older and more independent, I have started taking on some freelance projects. And as these things tend to go, things went from 0 to 60 really fast and I almost had to skip this month’s Business Beat. But while I was working away on my first report, I realized it gave me the perfect topic to write about: work/study/meeting spots in Old Ottawa South.
Stella Luna Gelato Café Strikes Again
This news will come as a surprise to absolutely no one: Stella Luna won another award for their amazing gelato. At the Gelato World Tour Grand Finale in Rimini, Italy, Tammy Giulliani and her team were one of only 36 finalists to compete at the global finals (out of 1800 contestants). At the summer event, her “Rich Chocolate with Bourbon, Truffle Swirl, and Maple Candied Pecan” gelato won both Best Gelato in Canada and the Journalists’ Choice Award. Congratulations to Tammy, her team and everyone at Stella Luna!