Winter has never been my season. But this year feels even more colorless and I know I’m not alone in that feeling. The activities that normally bring me joy during these colder months aren’t currently possible and the city feels burdened, even with the promise of a new year. So, I’ve been looking for ways to safely connect with my friends and family while finding the little joys peppered throughout the city.
The name of this local downtown business is intriguing, to say the least. Starving Artist, also known as Starving Artist Café, or Starving Artist Gallery & Gifts, is a unique boutique featuring a wide variety of local art. You will find pottery, jewelry, paintings, prints and more.
A unique boutique located at 735 Main Street has known much success since its opening 4 years ago. Elle Mio originally started in Fredericton, NB, but after seeing so many people travelling from the Greater Moncton Area for the services they provide, owner Ronda Daigle knew it would a perfect location for a second store.
Did you know that the Moncton Market has existed for over 100 years? It first opened its doors on December 6, 1884 and has flourished since then. The location has changed twice, to end up at its current location at 120 Westmorland Street. Not only has it grown, the Moncton Market has also acquired a wide variety of vendors that have made it stand out as a unique experience in downtown Moncton.
My Home Mercantile, located at 805 Main St, is owned by a wonderful Nova Scotian woman who knows no boundaries when it comes to business. Miriah Kearney’s talent for finding the most unique items as well as her devotion for providing an enjoyable experience in her stores are small testaments to all the other things that she has been able to achieve. Every year, Miriah makes a significant donation towards helping the homeless population through the sales at her stores.
Of the many new developments in downtown Moncton, you have without a doubt noticed the spectacular building that is FiveFive. Located at 55 Queen Street, it houses a vast array of businesses and services.
You’ve surely heard of The Comic Hunter, a store that is very popular with comic book, film and technology enthusiasts. It has been located in Moncton since 2005 and has had great success since its opening under Rémi Vienneau Leclair’s management. With a wide selection of comic books, illustrated novels and board games, The Comic Hunter has become a gathering place and a pillar in downtown Moncton.
This new chic restaurant, located at 611 Main Street, is nothing short of extraordinary. Clos just won an award as one of the top 10 restaurants using the online OpenTable restaurant-reservation service in Atlantic Canada
As a young entrepreneur, Patrick Parisée dove in headfirst by embracing his passions of cinematography, music and video games, and his efforts led to the success of the Spin-It Records that we know today. We talk a bit with Pat about his experiences, the history and development of the store as well as what could happen soon!
Luc Doucet, owner and founder of Barolo and Co. has recently opened up a permanent location for one of his projects called Black Rabbit. Serving high quality food in a rather romantic atmosphere, Doucet has known much success since its opening in March of this year.