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September Newsflash – Turbo Espresso Bar
NEW IN BIZ
Renaldo Agostino, owner of Turbo Espresso Bar, 285 Ouellette Avenue in downtown Windsor, recently announced that their wonderful assortments of hand-crafted coffee, delicious paninis and fresh Italian gelato, are now available for Devonshire Mall shoppers to enjoy. With this new expanded location that opened in the summer, Turbo Espresso Bar Devonshire Mall is the first new LCBO licensee, in the main artery of the mall, to offer alcoholic beverages and local wine, beer and spirits in over 20 years. It can provide these offerings thanks to the cooperation of the City of Windsor and the relentless work of Valerie Dawn, Principal Architect at Glos Arch + Eng. A liquor licence was able to be obtained using shared restrooms and without a formal exterior exit — both items that traditionally made applying for a licence, challenging. As Dawn explains: “This is why no one else has done it — licensing a small space in a shared environment was rendered impossible by costly and impractical architectural upgrades. As a professional who is new to this region, I was able to bring in some perspective from other municipalities, and I was happy to find that the City of Windsor’s building department was filled with bright, good-natured, critically-minded individuals who were open to dialogue”. Together, they came to a solution that satisfies the requirements and intent of the Ontario Building Code, while also relaxing existing restrictions for café spaces under 30 seats. “Devonshire Mall is excited to welcome Turbo Espresso Bar to the centre’s strong retail mix and are happy to support local retail,” says Chris Savard, Associate Director of Cushman & Wakefield, the management company for Devonshire Mall. The comfortable lounge feel of the mall location was designed by NXT Level’s Ramy Yacoub and only the best, genuine Italian coffee and gelato crafted locally by Enzo Palumbo from Gennaro’s, is served. In addition, Turbo Devonshire Mall is also working towards offering local wine, beer and spirits ‘to-go’. Shoppers will be able to take home a bottle of wine from North 42, a six pack of beer from Walkerville Brewery and products from other local participating merchants as well.
In mid-July Brampton Immigration Consultancy opened the doors to its new Windsor branch at 1610 University Avenue West. The firm opened to bolster immigration support to Canadian newcomers, as the federal government plans to welcome 1.2 million immigrants to Canada by 2023 to boost the economy, reunite families and provide refuge. As part of its commitment to bolstering support to those navigating the Canadian immigration system, a five-strong team of licenced immigration consultants, lawyers, paralegals and administrative staff are on hand to provide custom, case-by-case guidance locally, via in-person appointments, and internationally via virtual consultation. “Brampton Immigration Consultancy’s mission is to fulfill people’s dreams from all around the world, of moving to, living and working in Canada,” says Sandeep Singh, Immigration Consultant at Brampton Immigration Consultancy. “Our team of experts at the new Windsor branch will provide tailored immigration assistance from the first conversation to navigating legalities and then accustoming them to Canadian life, once here, making the process of moving a painless, seamless and financially savvy one.” Globally, Brampton Immigration Consultancy has 13 offices (with Brampton, ON housing the head office) with a 70+ strong international team of experts in India, Nigeria and Sri Lanka, and is proactively seeking new partnerships to establish a presence in other countries.
Westervelt College’s new “Film and Video Production, Storytelling in the Digital Age” diploma program, is offered in partnership with the Windsor Centre for Film, Digital Media & the Creative Arts. The 12 month condensed program launches on September 27, 2021. People living in Essex, Kent or Lambton counties may be eligible for a $10,000 bursary through the Windsor Centre for Film, as well as short-term paid internships and free access to industry-based mentors. This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.
The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County Inc., 19th annual “Face to Face” campaign, kicked off August 15 and runs until September 30, 2021. Canvassers are pounding the pavement (while keeping their physical distances and following all health guidelines) and generous sponsors are on board to support the cause to make sure this year’s “Face to Face” campaign is another resounding success! Funds raised support the Hospice, so they can continue to provide care, programs and services at no cost to patients and their loved ones. The 2021 “Face to Face” campaign (supported by YourTV and “Face to Face” TV Host John Fairley) operates similarly to previous years (asking 10 people for $10 each) with canvassers able to collect donations both online and in person. Community members can show their support by making a pledge to a specific canvasser, or supporting the cause as a whole, either online or in person. To access the canvasser kit or for more information, log on to their website or follow the Hospice on Twitter (@HospiceF2F); Facebook (HospiceWindsorEssex) and Instagram (thehospicewindsor).
ON THE MOVE
The offices for Silicon Direct and Data Recovery Guy, relocated in June from 220 Tecumseh Road West to 2571 Jefferson Blvd. in Windsor. Owner Rui Pereira, a Certified Data Recovery Expert, offers computer sales/service and specializes in data recovery on all storage devices for residential and commercial clients, worldwide. Pereira began the business in 1999 and the new location allows him to be more centrally located to serve his clients better.
As of July 2021, Michael Anthony’s Hair Salon can now be found in the newly renovated, home-base location of 1790 Partington Avenue in Windsor. Though the location has changed from 139 Tecumseh Road West, the staff remain the same as does the quality service and business phone number. Owner Michael Maio and his team hope to see you and your family soon for all your hair care needs. Their service includes access to complimentary bottled water, ice cream, espresso coffee, and who know what else is cooking up! You can book your appointment online.
The Town of Essex (Essex.ca) announces the appointment of Doug Sweet as the new Chief Administrative Officer, effective September 7, 2021. Sweet has served the Town as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)/Director, Community Services, since 2019. Prior to being Deputy CAO, he served as Director, Community Services, since 2013, and Director of Parks and Recreation from 2004 to 2008. He also served as Manager of Arenas and the WFCU Centre for the City of Windsor. Sweet replaces Chris Nepszy, who recently accepted a position with the City of Windsor.