DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
UXBRIDGE: It's not just flowers that will come into bloom this spring, as a number of retailers are prepping to move into downtown Uxbridge.
Teddy's Organic Market plans for a soft opening on Tuesday, April 16 at the corner of Main St. and Brock St., where Pharmasave was recently located.
The store will serve as an extension of Zephyr Organics, a farm owned and operated over three generations by former Ward 2 Councillor Ted Eng.
For the past 23 years, Zephyr Organics has been at the forefront of organicly grown produce, and the store serves to strengthen the bond between the farm and the table.
According to Mr. Eng, the farm will provide a significant portion of the 200 produce items available in the store, with the rest imported from other parts of Canada and overseas.
Beyond produce, Teddy's Organic Market will also feature a wide assortment of organic products including milk, eggs, cheese, butter and meats.
As well, the market will also feature a mini restaurant offering a juice bar, organic soups and sandwiches.
The closest store of a similar nature is located in Newmarket, so Mr. Eng is hopeful that his new store will offer residents the opportunity to enjoy organic produce, while also shopping local.
Also, residents looking to beat the heat can now do so at a new gelato shop - A Perfect Scoop - located in Rogers' former location on the north side of Brock St.
As well, floral shop Branching Out is doing just that by moving into the space formerly occupied by La Petite Fleur.
Branching Out has now completed the North Durham trifecta, as they currently operate locations in both Port Perry and Cannington.
Further up Brock St., The Dollar Store and Beyond will be opening shortly in the former IGA/Sears building on the corner of Toronto St. North and Brock St.
Council approved a sign for the business at the their meeting on the morning of Monday, March 15, with the lone change being the addition of wood trim in keeping with the heritage feel of the downtown area.
Additionally, the Sue Sue Boutique will be relocating soon to the space above the Tin Cup Cafe at the corner of Church St. and Brock St. that was once the home of Sammy's Pizza, and most recently was occupied by Strawberry Threads.
The new openings come on the heels of a rejuvenation of Uxbridge's downtown that has seen a number of retailers, such as Edward Jones and Low's Furniture, make wide-spread improvements and renovations.
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