Old Ottawa South Community Association

Local Apparel/Barbershop and New Pizza/Grill Joint

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).

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A multi-generation celebration!

A Silver Anniversary for The Clothes Secret

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.

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Starbucks, Bank & Hopewell.

Work in Progress: Local Coffee Shops

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.

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Business Beat: Awards, an Unexpected Liquor Licence, and More

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!

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