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Espresso Cafe: Merchant the Fourth

After 22 years in the corporate world, Youssif felt it was time to move away and become his own boss. Owning his own café was the best vision for him, he has always had a passion for coffee and has always enjoyed local cafes that offer a great latte with fresh store made food. He was able to fulfill these dreams through Espresso Café, where he has grown great relationships with the community. Espresso Café...

Press release: Spooktacular Newton 2015!

The Newton BIA will be hosting a free fun family friendly Halloween event for all ages. The event will be held in the underground parking of the Newton Save on Foods on October 24, 2015 from 12 to 5pm. The rain proof location will be fully decorated as an urban pumpkin patch without the dirt. We encourage everyone to come in their costumes. Please bring a nonperishable food item for the Food Bank as entry....

Organic Grocer: Merchant the Third

The Organic Grocer began at the historical Surrey Public Market 22 years ago. The Surrey Public Market opened up in 1990 at 64th Ave and King George Hwy (now BLVD), co-owners Deb and Garth chose this location to open the Organic Grocer in 1993 to provide organic food and herbal medicine to the people of Surrey. Deb and Garth both have a long history working within the organics sector and have served on many boards...

DeSerres: Merchant the Second

DeSerres opened In Montreal in 1908. With a history of over 100 years in Canada, today the store can be found as an arts and craft store with locations across the country. And continues to be proudly owned by the DeSerres family. DeSerres opened their Newton location over 2 years ago. We spoke with current Store Manager, David Saito and asked why Newton was the choice for a new location, “We decided to open a...

danceCraft: Merchant the First

Becoming involved within the dancewear business was natural for Melanie, she had been designing costumes for her daughter and for productions for years. When she came upon DanceCraft and saw the “help wanted” sign, it was a no-brainer for her to apply. She began working there for the previous owner about 20 years ago, but as time went on the owner was ready for retirement and to shut down the store. However, Melanie’s passion could...

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