Posted On March 2, 2018 By In Regulars With 308 Views

New & Noteworthy

by Lara Gladych – 


Raise Your Glass
Deep Cove Winery, formerly Muse Winery, is set to open to the general public this May, with a Grand Opening weekend on June 1. Elyse and Tasem Ramadan, a young family from Sidney, took possession of the property in June of last year. In addition to the focus on crafting a variety of sustainably produced wines, the newly renovated winery will also host private events, live music nights and outdoor theatre performances.

New Face
Jess Birring is the new owner of 3rd Street Café, in Sidney. Jess took over in January, and the transition has been seamless with business as usual. He’s looking forward to meeting you the next time you’re in for breakfast or lunch, so stop by soon for the same great food and service you’re accustomed to at 3rd Street.


Fresh Foot Forward
Waterlily Shoes is undergoing some exciting updates. They want to express more of their fun, playful side, so they’ve got a new logo that does just that! Christina would like to extend her thanks to Holy Cow Communication Design for the creation of their new logo. The store also has a
new website where you can view all their great merchandise.
Stay tuned for the big reveal!


Warm Welcome
Cowland and Associates Chartered Professional Accountants has added a fourth accountant to their staff. Nathaniel Moreby studied Mathematics at the University of Victoria, started accounting at a small tax firm in Victoria, and then articled at the Auditor General of BC, to receive his CPA, CA designation. He served five-and-a-half years with the provincial government before joining Cowland & Associates. Originally from Deep Cove, he’s returning to his roots here in Sidney. Welcome, Nathaniel!


Expanding Her Services
Abby Lopez has acquired Bell Buoy Barber Shop from previous owner Pamela Glover. Abby wishes Pam well in her new adventures, and invites new and returning clients to visit her at the shop, where she returns to her roots in men’s barbering services. Abby will divide her time between Studio A and the barbershop, so don’t fret – she will still have a strong presence at the salon! Congratulations on your expansion, Abby!
9769 Second Street, Sidney.


Something Different
Art in the Barn Gallery is a new approach to art viewing from partners Jacqui Austin and Gabriel Taschereau. “Realistic and accessible art” is showcased across 235 linear feet of gallery wall display, featuring over 100 2D and 3D works of art including watercolours, acrylics, pottery, photography and woodcarving. Visit their five-acre woodland property in Saanich, Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presently exhibiting five local artists.



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