Maker House Co., a must for those shopping for unique locally made goods, celebrated their first year in business. In true entrepreneurial fashion, the retail business “celebrated” by revamping the store and using their holiday to build new shelves to hold even more Ottawa-crafted goods. Gareth Davies, the company’s founder, came to Ottawa via his […]
A new kitchenware and gourmet food store officially opened its doors last week – just in time for peak Christmas shopping season!
“My vision is that tea can open doors and become a medium for social change,” says Kevin Smiley, founder of SuraiTea.
Stomping Ground is a new men’s boutique in the Glebe that focuses on timeless, well-made pieces.
The bright and bold purple sign above the entrance reads: “YOU NEED SOAP. P.U.”, with the initials P.U. standing for the store’s name, Purple Urchin (of course).
Despite many reports of their impending demise, vinyl records, and the record stores who love them, remain more relevant than ever. Listening to music on vinyl may just be one of those things that are timeless.
Have you ever been on the 95 bus and looked around only to realize that three other people were wearing the exact same coat as you? It may be time to turn to vintage and consignment stores to find some one of a kind treasures that won’t break the bank.
Vinyl evangelist John Westhaver continues to carry the torch.
The northernmost section of Bank Street has seen many changes to its roster of businesses so far this year. For the purpose of this article we’re specifically covering the section from Wellington to Gilmour, and its surroundings. First off, it is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to several establishments. Some of our dearly […]
When Francis Bueckert decided to study abroad and volunteer in Ecuador, he had no idea it would lead him to start exporting direct-trade coffee and selling it on a coffee cart from his bike. Six years after visiting Ecuador, Cloud Forest Coffee is now launching its bicycle coffee cart where you can purchase direct trade, […]
Hintonburg Happening is a nine day event that celebrates Wellington West’s community of artists and businesses. Not only is this neighbourhood home to great brewers and craft-focused watering holes, it’s also the home of Brew Donkey, Ottawa’s favourite brewery tour provider. Owner Brad Campeau, is using this HH festival to launch a new educational series that focuses on […]
Over the past few months, I’ve seen the snapbacks labeled with Ott popping up everywhere – from RedBlacks players to kids on the street to Ottawa’s hip hop head Peter Joynt. I got curious and sought out the man behind the brand, Billy Altidor of Over The Top (Ott) Lifestyle. Altidor is part artist, part […]
It was a hole in the wall with the worst selection in the city, and when they closed it no one complained, which may just be a first for a store of its type. I speak, of course, of the old Rideau Centre LCBO, the late and completely unlamented bottle shop that may have saved […]
Hintonburg Happening is a 9 day festival that saw the light when a group of local residents wanted to bring more life and beauty to the neighbourhood. The desire to support small businesses in the area and create opportunities for artists lead to an art tour style street festival that draws attention from folks throughout […]
I’ve been involved with Apt613 for about three years now, but you wouldn’t easily recognize my name unless you send us requests to cover your event or review your latest play, EP, book or whatever. I’m usually hunched over a laptop at my kitchen table answering emails and matching up our *amazing* contributors with assignments […]