THE ISSUE: National data suggests downtowns are coming back. OUR VIEW: Later retail hours could be beneficial to business, community. National data suggests downtowns are making a comeback. And with that resurgence, gone are the 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. models for retailers, according to a destination consultant who recently shared this point with Ottawa city officials and downtown merchants.....
As far as products go, Matt and Nat offers a plethora of vegan, animal-friendly bags, including purses, satchels, clutches, briefcases, totes, backpacks, yoga bags, toiletry bags and more. The store also boasts wallets, pencil cases, notepads, jewellery boxes, passport sleeves and shoes.
The Peoples Jewellers store in the County Fair Mall has closed. Few other details in article.
Greg Duncan: In early June I was astonished when back-to-school items and promotions began appearing in local retail stores and online. In mid-July, I was dismayed when a big box store that requires a membership began displaying fall and winter clothes for sale in proximity to summer items such as bathing suits and swimming pool maintenance products. Now, with August only having just begun, I’ve witnessed Halloween offerings on store shelves locally. You know, those colourful and enticing boxes of treats containing 50 to 100, if not more, mini chocolate bars?
The 8th annual edition of the Waterfront Night Market will be moving from its usual home in the parking lot of T and T Grocery Store on Cherry Street to a cavernous space in the port lands.
Ottawa-area farmers who are just starting to dry out from a rainy first few months of the growing season say next year's minimum wage hike is already a concern.
Local city leaders are optimistic following the announcement by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation that a consortium has been chosen to eventually expand the Woodbine Slots to a full-on casino.