businessNOW™ is our round-up of business and organizational news from Peterborough and across the greater Kawarthas region.
This week, we feature Kawartha Adventure Rentals buying the Woodview property from East of Eden Antiques, although the popular antique shop will continue to operate out of the white church building on the property.
We also feature Cassis Bistro in Lakefield opening a new patio, Bluestreak Records moving to a new expanded location in downtown Peterborough, and Stash & Co opening as Port Hope’s first recreational cannabis store.
There’s also Kate’s Foot Care Services now open in Bridgenorth. Kawarthas business owner Shantelle Bisson releasing her second parenting book, Lucas Azevedo Cabra and Dylan Dammermann joining Artspace in Peterborough, and the opening of nominations for the Lindsay and District Chamber of Commerce Awards of Excellence.
Kawartha Adventure Rentals buys Woodview property from East of Eden Antiques
Brenda Mahaffy, owner of East of Eden Antiques on Highway 28 at Woodview, has sold her property to Kawartha Adventure Rentals.
As part of the deal, Mahaffy will continue to operate her antique shop out of the church located on the property, located around 38 kilometres north of Peterborough, and Kawartha Adventure Rentals will occupy the remaining buildings and property.
Kawartha Adventure Rentals — which rents seadoos, kayaks, fishing boats, pontoon boats, peddle boats, and canoes — will presumably use the new location to serve the communities of Stony Lake just to the south as well as those visiting nearby Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park. kawarthNOW reached out to Kawartha Adventure Rentals to confirm their plans for the property, but did not hear back by the time this story was published.
Have you seen our beautiful church lately? It was built in 1905 and moved to this location almost 30 years ago from Northey's Bay Road! #NorthKawartha #Apsley #StoneyLake #Peterborough #Lakefield pic.twitter.com/Gs6VXc7AdB
— East of EdenAntiques (@EastofEdenAntiq) April 30, 2021
East of Eden Antiques, now operating out of the church on the property, is kicking off the 2021 season with a 20 per cent off sale of all small items, including original art, advertising, books, and other decorative and functional items. The sale will also apply to smaller furniture including chairs, side tables, and wickerware.
While they settle into their new location, shop hours are by chance or appointment although Mahaffy plans to be open most weekends from 11 a.m. to around 4 p.m. For appointments, call 705-957-4273. A maximum of four customers are allowed in the store at one time, and masks are mandatory.
Visit the East of Eden Antiques Facebook page for updates.
Cassis Bistro in Lakefield opens new patio
Rob and Jacky Rocan, owners of Cassis Bistro in Lakefield, have announced they are opening a new permanent patio at the rear of the building.
The patio opens at the popular restaurant at 27 Queen Street on Wednesday (June 16).
Cassis Bistro is open for patio dining and takeout Wednesdays to Saturdays, with lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended.
For more information and to make a reservation, visit cassisbistro27.com.
Bluestreak Records moving to new expanded location in downtown Peterborough
Bluestreak Records is moving to a new expanded location in downtown Peterborough.
Owner Tim Haines is moving from his current location at 444 George Street North down the road to 394 George Street North, doubling his floor space.
The new location was formerly occupied by Haaseltons Coffee & Sweets, which closed last summer.
While many record stores have gone out of business due to the rise of streaming services, vinyl has remained popular among audiophiles. With more people staying at home during the pandemic, vinyl record sales surged. In the U.S., they grew 29 per cent to $626 million in 2020, according to the Record Industry Association of America.
Haines launched his first record store at 188 Hunter Street West 32 years ago, before moving to his current George Street location 22 years ago.
He expects to be open at his new location in June.
Stash & Co, Port Hope’s first recreational cannabis store, opens
Stash & Co, Port Hope’s first recreational cannabis store, has opened at 123 Toronto Road in the Pineview plaza.
The shop had its soft opening in early May, but will host its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday morning (June 18).
Stash & Co offers more than 400 products and accessories and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Stash & Co also has stores in Ottawa, Oshawa-Whitby, and Collingwood, For more information about the Port Hope location, visit thestashandco.com/pages/port-hope-location.
Kate’s Foot Care Services open in Bridgenorth
Kate’s Foot Care Services opened in Bridgenorth in May, providing medical foot care to the local community.
Owner Katelin Cowan is a registered practical nurse with seven years’ experience and an advanced foot care certificate.
Services include diabetic foot care and education, personalized assessment of feet and nails, maintenance of corns as well as callouses and fungus nails, non-invasive ingrown nail maintenance, reducing of thick nails, advice and assessment of proper-fitting foot wear, and therapeutic massage.
Kate’s Foot Care Services is located at 889 Ward Street in the Home Hardware plaza. For more information, visit Kate’s Foot Care Services on Facebook.
Kawarthas business owner Shantelle Bisson releases her second parenting book
Writer, producer, and actress Shantelle Bisson has just released her second book, Parenting Your Teen Without Losing Your Cool, a sequel to last year’s Raising Your Kids Without Losing Your Cool.
In 2019, Shantelle and Murdoch Mysteries actor Yannick Bisson, her husband of 33 years, opened Shantilly’s Place (formerly West Bay Narrows Marina) on Chandos Lake in North Kawartha near Apsley.
They decided to purchase the marina after building a cottage on the lake, which was featured in Cottage Life magazine. The Bissons shopped at East Of Eden Antiques while decorating their cottage.
Parenting Your Teen Without Losing Your Cool provides an intimate look into Shantelle’s life, as a mom to three girls, and promises to tackle — without bias or sugarcoating — the issues that keep parents up at night.
For more information and to order Shantelle’s books, visit shantellebisson.com.
Lucas Azevedo Cabra and Dylan Dammermann join Artspace in Peterborough
There are two new faces at Artspace, Peterborough’s artist-run centre, and
Artspace’s board of directors recently announced the hiring of Lucas Azevedo Cabra as its new artistic director and curator, and Dylan Dammermann as its new director of operations and development.
Cabral is an artist, curator, and arts administrator with a background in marketing, communications, and community engagement. Lucas completed his BFA at Western University and has since held positions at Harbourfront Centre, McIntosh Gallery, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, and most recently as executive director at Artcite Inc.
Dylan Dammermann is an artist and non-profit management specialist who lives in Peterborough with her partner and cat. She has coordinated artists for festivals and film productions, but her true passion is fostering welcoming and inclusive communities. You are just as likely to find her crunching data as you are to find her tending to her botanical dye garden. In either case she is always excited to share what she is working on.
Artspace began looking for a new artistic director and curator after Jon Lockyer left the position in December.
Artspace’s board also announced that associate director Bec Groves is leaving the organization, and thanked her for her contributions.
Nominations now open for Lindsay and District Chamber of Commerce Awards of Excellence
Nominations are now open for Lindsay and District Chamber of Commerce Awards of Excellence.
All residents, businesses, and organizations within the City of Kawartha Lakes are eligible for nomination (chamber membership is not required).
Award categories include Marketing Excellence, Arts and Cultural Excellence, Customer Service Excellence, Innovation Excellence, Agricultural Excellence, Not-For-Profit Excellence, Design Excellence, Tourism Excellence, Health and Wellness Excellence, Youth Excellence, Media Excellence, New Business of the Year, Employer of the Year, Business Leader of the Year, and Citizen of the Year.
The deadline for nominations is Saturday, July 31st. An awards ceremony is being planned for November.
Nomination forms are available for download at lindsaychamber.com/awards-of-excellence.
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