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Local businesses are suffering as the province shuts down due to COVID-19

Local businesses are suffering as the province shuts down due to COVID-19

Due to the latest public health recommendations surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, many companies, both small and large are seeing the need to engage in significant business changes.  On March 23, Ontario Premier Doug Ford ordered that all non-essential businesses close their doors in an effort to stop the spread of the virus, effective on Mar 24, at 11:59 p.m.  Despite […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Events, Life ·
Photo by Sidney MacDonald

The Futon Shop closing its doors after 35 years in Waterloo

The Futon Shop in uptown Waterloo is closing its doors after 35 years of business due to rising rent prices, the economy and other major factors like the Uptown BIA construction. Greg Mewhiney, owner of The Futon Shop, has been making futons out of the King Street North location since 1985 and at one point even had three stores running […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Local, News ·
Photo by Jackie Vang

A point for Ace Ping Pong Bar

Tired of your weekly trip to Pub and Phil’s? Well look no further, thanks to the new opening of a hot spot attraction in uptown Waterloo. Ace Ping Pong Bar is the shiny new attraction and is here to help you get through your cold and miserable midterm season. I had the opportunity to speak with Chad Yurkin, a Laurier […]

by Katherine Weber· · Arts and Life ·
Photo by Jackie Vang

Balzac’s grand opening celebrations

Balzac’s Coffee Roasters in Waterloo recently hosted their grand opening in celebration of their newest cafe, located at 256 Phillip Street. The Waterloo location, which is found in close proximity to the UW plaza, opened up almost a year ago. “We just did a very belated grand opening. I think it was almost a year to the date that we […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life ·
Graphic by Kash Patel

Buck a beer isn’t as popular with breweries

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has garnered both praise and controversy regarding his decision to work towards lowering beer prices to just one dollar, an announcement which he has been proud to stand by since it was released. One criticism surrounding the ‘buck-a-beer’ campaign has been voiced by many local breweries who have seen this as an impractical policy to follow […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life, Food, Life ·
Lana’s Lounge provides a great atmosphere

Lana’s Lounge provides a great atmosphere

Nestled into the 220 King Street N. Plaza, surrounded by various other restaurants and cafes, is the home of a newly opened lounge and restaurant called Lana’s Lounge.   “We opened to the public April 12 of this year,” said Marissa Mansz, co-owner of Lana’s Lounge. Both owners, Mansz and Shan, have a great deal of experience in other fields. “We […]

by Michael Oliveri· · Arts and Life, Food ·
Graphic by Lena Yang / File Photo

Unsigned: Students’ responsibility to support uptown businesses

In the last few years, going to uptown Waterloo has seemed like a hassle to most students. Whether it’s the inconsistent bus routes or lack of parking, the construction made the core of Waterloo inaccessible and unappealing. The local businesses are now feeling the ramifications of these choices. They’re suffering, even now that the roads are open. We’re nothing if […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·