Post Tagged with: "uptown Waterloo"

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SPECTRUM exhibit sheds a light on climate change

On Jan 24. THEMUSEUM officially launched the ALARM: Responding to Our Climate Emergency exhibit. ALARM features a total of four exhibits, with the most recent one, SPECTRUM: The Climate Emergency Experience opening this past week at The Shops at Waterloo Town Square. The other three exhibits are Agents for Change: Facing the Anthropocene, MELTING ICE and EXTINCTION, all of which […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Features ·
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Four All Ice Cream is the new scoop in Uptown Waterloo

Willis Way in uptown Waterloo is about to get a little sweeter with a new — yet locally recognized and beloved — ice cream business launching its first stand-alone retail location before the start of summer. Four All Ice Cream, which began production in Kitchener in 2017, is in the process of opening its Waterloo store as soon as the […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·
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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 ·
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Zonta film festival puts female directors centre stage

This week from Nov. 6-9, the ninth annual Zonta Film Festival was held at The Princess Twin Cinemas in Uptown Waterloo. The festival features films by and for women, covering a broad range of topics. With the film industry being largely male-dominated, Zonta provides female filmmakers with a platform to showcase their work to the community. “This is our ninth […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts, Arts and Life, Events ·
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Stark and Perri rebranding to ‘The Prohibition Warehouse’ under new ownership

Uptown Waterloo’s beloved restaurant and bar, Stark and Perri, is getting rebranded. Now under new ownership, the restaurant closed down on Oct. 7 and renovations have been underway since. “We took it over about a month ago and we’re refurbishing and we’re looking at going in a different direction with the food,” said Wayne Montgomery, builder and designer. “We’ve done […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life ·
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Lumen Fest lights up Uptown Waterloo

On Sep. 28, Uptown Waterloo hosted Lumen, the second annual festival that features interdisciplinary installations of art, technology, and light. From 6-11 p.m, festival-goers were able to explore Uptown Waterloo and interact with over 27 installations at over 25 locations, spread across Uptown in four “zones.” Several musical acts were also featured at the event throughout the night. Lumen featured […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Events ·
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Fall in love with Waterloo as it is named the 13th most romantic city in Canada

On Feb. 4, the Waterloo Chronicle released an article stating that Waterloo had been named the thirteenth most romantic city in the country by Amazon Canada, selected through a process of analyzing consumer sales data in the last year. Victoria, British Columbia was named the most romantic city; out of a potential top 20, BC also achieved six other nominations, […]

by Aaron Waitson· · News ·
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“Waterluminate” fixtures show UpTown Waterloo in a new light

On Oct. 24, 2018, the UpTown Waterloo Business Improvement Area (BIA) and the city of Waterloo released an official statement about the “Waterluminate LED lighting” that lines uptown Waterloo’s King Street, from Waterloo Public Square up to Bridgeport Road, with the final construction leading all the way up to Central Street.  The lights are structured up along the trees that […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
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Meow! Boutique in uptown Waterloo closes its doors for good

Meow! Boutique, the beloved uptown Waterloo vintage fashion retailer located at the corner of King and Bridgeport, recently announced that they will be closing at the end of October. In an Instagram post published to their page on Oct. 2, the store addressed their customer base — fondly referred to as their “Cat Club” — to express their disappointment with […]

by Emily Waitson· · News ·