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Reincarnation of Sweet Lemons boutique is bearing fruit

Cathy Dobson The opening of Sweet Lemons, a children’s resale boutique on Confederation Street, is a testament to Jerica Giresi’s determination. It also proves that lessons...

New downtown store providing outlet for local crafters

Cathy Dobson  Jess Haughton and Renee Corry say their approach to business is winning the trust of area craftspeople and proving a collective for handmade...

March Hare doing pub fare with a twist at Refined Fool

Cathy Dobson Jessica and Iain Farrell say they could never have opened a restaurant this early in their careers if it weren’t for The Refined...

Pottery studio worker saw her chance and seized the clay

Cathy Dobson When Crystal Tilson started a part-time job at a Sarnia pottery studio called Crock A Doodle she saw it as a good way...

Self-taught woodworker expands by going against the grain

Cathy Dobson Chrissy McRoberts still calls her favourite coffee shop by its proper name – Blackwater. But she could also call it her office, and even...

New downtown Hawg Bar to feature lounge overlooking river

Cathy Dobson Local developer Patrick Coutu gives James Currie a lot of credit for seeing the potential in an old building. “He signed a letter of...

Popular women’s clothing store doubling down in the Point

Cathy Dobson Weeks before the opening of their new clothing store in Point Edward, Patti and Gary Prowse are hard at work laying the flooring. Spring...

Family turning former Chipican into grillhouse and lounge

Cathy Dobson A Sarnia couple is converting the former Chipican Restaurant into a new grillhouse and lounge, with a nod to the memories the building...

Hotel could be start of Point Edward building boom

Cathy Dobson Judging by the number of potential developers beating a path to Point Edward’s municipal office lately, there could be a substantial investment in...

Artists-turned businessmen bring marketing firm home

Cathy Dobson Ryan Lindsay and Andy Powell say they live a laptop lifestyle. They use their computers to find just about every product and service they...