After five years of operations on Wesley Street, Artzi Stuff has relocated to a new and larger location on Church Street.
Owner Tanya Streeter said the store, which features art work from approximately 45 sculptors, painters, jewelers and other artists from the region, will allow more public exposure for the art it displays and, hopefully, increase awareness and sales.
She said there is a resurgence across North America in the demand for hand-made products, and a growing appreciation of art that offers unique, one-of-a kind items.
"I felt that we were just cruising along for the past five years at our old location and that just wasn't good enough," Streeter said. "I decided to try and do things differently, including moving to a much larger location that will allow more space to showcase the art. It's much busier on Church Street and people are already telling us that they love the new location."
Move coming The award-winning Cutting Room Creative hair salon is also planning on moving to a larger location in the coming months.
The salon has operated from its long-time location on Ross Road for 21 years and owner Edwin Johnston said it was time to move to a bigger space in a new building that is being built on Dublin Way, near Metral Drive.
Johnston and the Cutting Room have been nationally recognized, with Johnston recently
winning the Canadian Hairstylist of the Year and the B.C. Hairstylist of the Year awards. The Cutting Room is also up for four more hairstyling awards this year.
"The move also provides us with the opportunity to own the building we're operating from for the first time," Johnston said.
"It will also provide us with more room to help with a better flow in the salon. We're hoping to be set up in our new location in tome for the busy Christmas season."
Off to Ireland Input Logic, one of Nanaimo's growing number of high-tech companies, will receive a sendoff at Fibber Magees beginning at 5 p.m. on Oct. 24 before owner Shawn Adrian and members of his staff fly to Ireland early next month to participate in the Dublin Web Summit.
Input Logic and its Postach.io technology was the top winners at The Nanaimo Pub Summit, sponsored by the Daily News and the Glacier Media Group, in conjunction with Innovation Island, last spring.
The Pub Summit was intended to highlight local high-tech companies and with its win at the event, Input Logic won the right to attend the Dublin summit, one of the largest and most prestigious high-tech conferences held in the world, in an effort to pitch Postach.io technology to an international audience.
Odds and ends Cross & Company chartered accountants are moving from its current location on the Island Highway near Long Lake to Barons Road.
Wesley's Street's Lobelia's Lair, which offers a wide range of esoteric and metaphysical products and services, is celebrating 12 years in business.
Nanaimo's Future Shop, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in business, has recently been recognized as the top sales-performing store among the 140 Future Shop locations in the chain.
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