“More than 20 Target stores across Western Canada, including three in both Calgary and Edmonton, will be opening Tuesday after a long wait.”
Boston Pizza, Earls, Pizza 73, Booster Juice, Wok Box, Famoso, Sorrentinos and Cafe Sorrentinos are among the region’s best-known success stories but there are plenty of other homegrown businesses, in various stages of growth, such as Twisted Yogurt, Burrito Libre and Oodle Noodle to name a few.
Patrick Devaney, the long-time proprietor of Edmonton Pubs, has sold his business, which includes three Sherlock Holmes pubs, plus the Rose and Crown, Devaney’s Irish Pub and Moriarty’s Wine Bar.
Apparently Gary Tomchuk and two other local businesspeople have purchased the company.
Renowned jeweler Tiffany & Co. plans to open a store in West Edmonton Mall this fall.
Earlier this week, we at Transcend Coffee made the difficult decision to close our Jasper Avenue café in Edmonton. The last day of operation will be February 28, 2013. This was not an easy decision to make, but it is the right decision for Transcend at this time.
The company that operates Giant Tiger discount stores in Edmonton said it closed two local outlets before Christmas because they were struggling financially.
Snobs we Torontonians may be about our stylishness versus the West, but ever since Louise Dirks opened the first gravitypope in Edmonton 22 years ago, followed by stores in Vancouver and Calgary, Torontonians in the know make it a point to make a shopping pilgrimage when visiting those Western cities.
AIMCo is a fabulous Edmonton business success story.
Registration for the TEC VenturePrize 2012-2013 Fast Growth Business Plan Competition is now open. This competition is open to new and future entrepreneurs from across Alberta. TEC VenturePrize not only provides competitors with an opportunity to possibly share in more than $150,000 in prizes, but also provides each competitor with a detailed feedback report on their business plan.
A 10-member delegation of Edmonton business and community leaders is in Ottawa to raise awareness with the federal government about workforce challenges faced by Edmonton business. The delegation will also highlight issues related to opportunities in northern Alberta and Canada’s North, and the importance of tourism for Edmonton.