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Heard On Street Nov/Dec 2018 – Property Guys

Photo: Glorianna and Paul Shearme enjoyed the buying and selling experience with PropertyGuys.com in Yellowknife so much that they recently moved back to Windsor to open their own franchise. Photo courtesy of PropertyGuys.com.

Heard On Street Nov/Dec 2018 – Property Guys

The Lakeshore MedArts Centre has only been open since mid-2016, but construction has already begun on a 10,000 square foot addition at the corner of Renaud Line and County Road 22 (1303 County Road 22, Lakeshore). Developed by Dave Batten, Owner of Manz Contracting and Manz Décor — along with son-in-law Greg Tolmie, an Orthodontist, and Greg’s brother Andrew Tolmie, a Pharmacist — the addition is expected to be open by early 2019. “It should be ready for tenant leasehold improvements by late October and it will be substantially complete by mid-December,” says Batten. It’s expected to be a mixed-use development with tenant interest coming from restaurants, hair and esthetics salons, music schools and radiologists, explains Batten. The addition can accommodate five or six tenants, but the open concept space can be divided up based on tenant requirements. Phase one of the centre included an Orthodontist, Physician’s offices, a Speech Therapist, Naturopath, Physiotherapist, Optometrist and a Chiropractor. Construction of phase two is being handled by Rosati Construction.

Eight months after opening Enhance Beauty, Owner Batoul Fawaz is moving to a new location at 1500 Parent Avenue in Windsor. She had been located on Ottawa Street, but decided to move after being unable to solve a number of business issues. “I loved it on Ottawa Street, but I think this is a great location as well,” says Fawaz. “I’ve already had dozens of people stopping by and peeking in the windows, so I think the neighbourhood is excited to get a new business in the area.” In the past, Fawaz worked at a couple of salons as well as making house calls and operating out of her home, but now she’s excited about getting a fresh start. “I’m all over social media and have about 30,000 followers on Instagram so I’m very encouraged by what the future will bring,” she states. Enhance offers microblading, special effects makeup, face waxing and eyebrow treatments and Fawaz hopes to offer hairdressing and laser services in the future.

Paul and Glorianna Shearme have moved more than 4,500 kilometres from Yellowknife to Windsor to open their own PropertyGuys.com franchise (Windsor East) at the end of September. “We were definitely looking for a change,” says Paul. “When the opportunity to purchase a PropertyGuys.com franchise came about in a city that we consider home, we knew we were ready to make a positive difference.” The couple met in Windsor as Glorianna was born and raised here with Paul residing in Windsor for seven years. Paul adds that “it’s high time for Windsor residents to have access to a smarter way to sell their homes and we are just the people to do it.” PropertyGuys.com is Canada’s largest private sale, real estate network with more than 85,000 successful sales over the past 20 years. The company has 123 franchises across the country. For more information, visit the Property Guys website.

Lily Savich spotted a void in the marketplace and has opened Charlie’s Bark Park, a specialty pet food store featuring all-natural and organic foods. “I believe there’s a need for this and that the market is large enough for my business to thrive,” comments Savich, who was born in Toronto, but brought up in Croatia before returning to Canada eight years ago. In that time, she’s earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in social work with plans to follow that with a Ph.D. in social work. “I’m busy all the time but as my dad always said a busy person is a happy person,” she adds. The Windsor store opened in early October and while “it’s not been crazy busy, there are people who have stopped in to see the store and check out the products,” Savich indicates. The store is located at 1569 Tecumseh Road East, near Lincoln Road and you can find further information on their services and products online.

A telemedicine clinic designed to help people access medical cannabis by obtaining a legal prescription, opened for business in Windsor in mid-October. Cannabis Supply Co., which operates clinics across the province, is located at 3580 Tecumseh Road West, Unit 4. The store does not dispense cannabis on site, but plans to do so once that becomes legal in April 2019. For the time being, medical cannabis can only be obtained by mail order. The store features a wide range of products including pipes, vapourizers, papers, grinders, cookbooks, cooking accessories, educational books, essential oils, candles and clothing. Jane Gerolimetto is the Manager of the Windsor location. She brings a wealth of experience to the company with 30 years of nursing experience and she has also worked two years for a Physician who prescribed cannabis. Further information on this new clinic can be viewed on their website.