I’ve been meaning to take a few photos, but keep forgetting to bring the camera when I go for a walk. Instead, I’ll tell you about things I’ve seen or heard:

  • The former location of Magic Reproductions on Wellington near Holland has been leased. No news on what’s going in.
  • The former location of Gift-O-Rama on Wellington is going to be Efemer Jewelry, which  specializes in silver and high-end costume jewellery. They already have a retail store in Les Galleries de Hull, but are mostly web-based. (What would the Dragons think?)
  • The Village Quire in Westboro is moving farther west along Richmond Road to the same block as The Works.
  • The third spot in the Churchills redevelopment has been leased.
  • The Clocktower will be the new beer provider for Westfest. This is to promote their new location in Westboro Station, slated to open this summer.
  • Alphasoul is having its grand opening on Tuesday, April 26, at 11:00 am.  According to the Wellington West BIA:The grand opening celebration will debut with the tearing down of the purple wall that has isolated the building throughout the fall and winter, while it underwent major construction.  This same wall will be sold piece by piece to raise money for “Habitat for Humanity” whilst a couple of Fools from the “Company of Fools” wreak havoc.

    Amidst a French café vibe, AlphaSoul Café will provide a much needed neighbourhood-based coffeebar and source for quality “fast food.”  As opening day progresses, wine and cocktails will join the mix, with occasional light entertainment, music and poetry into the night…

    Thursday, April 28th… announcing Hintonburg’s Writer’s Night featuring our local STARS, Ottawa Book Award winners Craig Poile and Andrew Horrall… hosted by Ken Rockburn… 7:30 p m to 9:00 pm.

Photos may follow…