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Heard on The Street April 2018

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Heard on The Street April 2018

More than three thousand Jehovah’s Witnesses are coming to Windsor June 15 to 17 when the organization stages a regional convention at the WFCU Centre. Based on the theme Be Courageous, the convention is expected to attract attendees from 37 congregations spread between London, Goderich and Windsor. The convention will feature more than 50 instructive presentations, live interviews, multimedia presentations and a feature film entitled The Story of Jonah – A Lesson in Courage and Mercy. It is one of 52 similar conventions taking place across Canada from May through August. Programs will be presented in 16 languages. It’s expected that as many as 10 hotels will be utilized by visitors.

Vendor applications are still being accepted for this year’s Downtown Windsor Farmer’s Market which will run from May 26 until October 6 on Pelissier Street between Wyandotte Street East and Maiden Lane. The market, which is funded by the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association to the tune of about $30,000, is produced by the Downtown Windsor Community Collaborative. “It’s a great event and has helped revitalize downtown and fill some empty storefronts,” says DWBIA Executive Director Debi Croucher. “Providing access to fresh produce as well as giftware, crafts and works of art has been very well received by people throughout the downtown and beyond.” Among the vendors who have already signed on for the summer are: Alora Flora, Benotto Co., Blaks Bakery, Bloks Hands of Healing, Bouchard Farms, Café March 21, Cat’s Paw Pottery, Cedar Valley Selections, Chance Coffee, Country Fresh Packers, Country Rose Preservers, Crafty Mama’s, Creekside Market, Dances in Garden, Dockside Fisheries, Dutch House Bakery, Dyan’s Garlic Sauce, Earth Eatery, Fairy Lilly Creations, Gourds for Birds, Joseph Byrne Produce, Le Papetier Vert, Lica Ruby, Little Foot Foods, entertainer Mathew Romain, Muscedere Winery, Our Farm Organics, artist Owen Swain, Simon Steeps, Spoontastic Treats, Steeped Tea by Donna Root, Sunrise Bakery, Sweetbay Foods, The Cheese Bar, Rashmi Dadwal Art and Prepared Foods, RASOI Cuisine, Raymont Berries, Riverside Pie Café, The Crazy Recyclers, The Fruit Wagon, Henna Boutique, The Holistic Guy, Mushroom Hub, Tir Apple Farm and Zone 6 Gardeners. For more information visit: DWFM.ca.

Fortis Group, a Windsor based developer, is close to completing a pair of major construction projects. The Toy Box Early Childhood Education Centre at 3966 Walker Road is expected to open this year and a new Scotiabank branch at 7201 Tecumseh Road East is also expected to open within a few months.

A $25 million project along Division Road, adjacent to Devonshire Mall, is less than six months away from welcoming its first customers. Rocco Tullio of Rock Developments says construction should be completed by June with stores ready to open by late August. The new stores in phase one of the development will include Ashley’s and Dollarama as well as restaurants such as Five Guys Burgers, Blaze Pizza, Freshii and Quedoba as well as a pet store. It’s expected that phase two will eventually include a steakhouse and some big box retailers, says Tullio. “It’s a high traffic area given all that’s going on at Devonshire Mall and it should help generate more traffic for all the retail outlets,” adds Tullio.

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