October is Small Business Month! In the spirit of celebrating small businesses and the hardworking people behind them, let's welcome these new businesses to our community!
Small Business Month Continues…
In celebration of Small Business Month, we put together a list of new downtown businesses. Opening a new business is always a major feat, but opening during a pandemic takes another level of courage and determination. So, let’s welcome these new businesses and wish them well.
Market Collective by Shi
1150 Douglas St #226 (Unit #226 in The Bay Centre)
Market Collective by Shi hosts a carefully curated collection from over 60 makers, designers, artists, and food producers of Canada’s handmade movement. Market Collective by Shi was created to help mitigate some of the extensive financial losses predicted for many of the featured artists/artisans due to COVID-19 and the fact that in-person Markets have been cancelled across the board. The Market Collective shop is a response to the need for venues for local creators to be available for holiday shopping.
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Cat’s Coffee and Cake
1213 Douglas Street
Cat’s Coffee and Cake sells tasty treats like macarons, cheesecake, and pineapple pastry. Until October 31st, all items are 20% off, so it’s the purrrfect time to give this sweet joint a try!
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556A Pandora Street
Victoria’s delicious and infamous frozen dumplings are now available downtown.
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Merchant Quarters General Store
801 Government Street
Merchant Quarters is a modern general store offering functional, quality and inspired goods. Fashioned from the early general merchant stores of the 1800s.
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1724 Douglas Street
The Hallway is a social gathering place with a modern west coast shareable style menu alongside a large handcrafted cocktail bar menu with a local beer and wine list. They are committed to providing the best west coast cuisines with almost entirely all BC sourced ingredients.
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Cultured Swine Barbershop
569 Johnson Street
Check out the sweetest new spot to get a fresh cut! This traditional style, single chair shop welcomes everyone’s barbering needs — it’s a safe, inclusive space for all 🏳️🌈
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The Red Cedar Café
537 Johnson Street
The Red Cedar Café is a not-for-profit community meal program, fueled by volunteers and mutual aid to provide healthy, tasty, affordable meals to seniors, people in self-isolation and other people in need in Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territory (Victoria, BC).
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Good Vibe Space
565 Johnson Street
This new boutique is loaded with goodies to enhance your life and bring happiness into your daily practice.
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