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Digital Main Street program now open for applications

Digital Main Street is offering two types of grants to help small main street businesses across Ontario strengthen their digital and online capabilities…. but time is running out, the program is set to close at the end of the year. The Digital Transformation Grant...

Meet the new boss (he’s the same as the old boss)

Hassan Rafiei, the new sole owner of Schnitzel's. For Hassan Rafiei, the evolution to sole owner of Schnitzel’s European Flavours in downtown Cornwall has been years in the making. He started as a host way back in 2009, and in the time since has climbed the ladder to...

Tastes of Europe, courtesy of Tilly

Carol-Ann Breedyk. If you’re looking for a taste of Northern Europe, look no further than the corner of Pitt and First streets in Cornwall. That is the new home of Tilly’s Eatery, Delicatessen and Pastries – the brainchild of owner Carol-Ann Breedyk and in large part...

Love and Lee named 2019 WIN THIS SPACE winner

Kelsey Lee, left, of Love and Lee with DBIA chair Martha Woods. CORNWALL, Ontario – Beauty and brides will be descending on downtown Cornwall. Love and Lee, headed by Kelsey Lee, was named the winner of the 2019 WIN THIS SPACE contest, sponsored by the Downtown...

Cornwall Storage Box opens downtown facility

Ray Brunet and Gary Jans of Cornwall Storage Box. According to industry statistics, Canada lags behind their southern neighbours when it comes to available storage space, and that gap in supply and demand is fuelling a boom in the mini-storage industry. One company...

El Tumbao brings tastes of Peru to downtown Cornwall

El Tumbao owner Luis Nalvarte. A big taste of South America is descending on small-town Cornwall. El Tumbao is set to open in a few weeks at 25 Second Street East. The authentic Peruvian restaurant will feature everything including traditional dishes from the Lima...

Downtown Summer Celebration returns

Downtown Cornwall promises to be wall-to-wall sales, smiles and smells as the 2019 edition of the Downtown Summer Celebration gets underway. A number of businesses in the Downtown will be celebrating from July 25 to 27 by staying open late and offering special...

Studio 101 anchors downtown Cornwall

Louise Bazinet-Gendron.   When downtown is in your blood, it’s easy to make business decisions that benefit the bottom line, and the community. Case in point is Studio 101 MediSpa, which has opened at 127 Augustus Street. Owned and operated by Louise...

New chair, vice-chair named to DBIA board

From left are Michelle Longtin, and Martha Woods the newly-elected vice-chair and chair, respectively, of the Downtown Business Improvement Area.   Some new blood is leading the Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) into its current term. Martha Woods (chair)...

WIN THIS SPACE 2019 goes live!

If you thought last year was exciting downtown, wait until you see what 2019 has to offer. The Cornwall Downtown Business Improvement Area has launched the 2019 edition of WIN THIS SPACE, a wildly-popular campaign to help entrepreneurs secure a home in the heart of...

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