Biz Roundup: New businesses opening in Westboro and Wellington West

The exterior of Mary Brown’s
Mary Brown’s Chicken has opened in Westboro. Photo by Charlie Senack.

By Millie Farley 

Welcome to 2024’s first Biz Roundup! These past few months have seen many new businesses open up shop in the Kitchissippi community. 

A new Sleep Country has opened in Westboro at 421 Richmond Rd. It’s a first-of-its-kind in Canada, anchored by a 1,425-square-foot Silk & Snow shop — dedicated to one of its newest direct-to-consumer brands.

“With our immersive new location, we’re finally able to showcase our offering in a physical environment, creating opportunities for customers to interact with the product and find the perfect piece to elevate their sleep and, ultimately, their home,” said Albert Chow, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Silk & Snow in a statement.  “At our core, we are a tactile brand; the touch and feel of our designs are as vital to our customers as the aesthetics.”

The exterior of Sleep Country
The new Sleep Country store on Richmond Rd. Photo by Charlie Senack.

Ottawa is known as the shawarma capital of Canada, and in the last few months, two new restaurants specializing in the Middle Eastern cuisine have opened. They include: Shawarma Al Mouna located at 1266 Wellington St. W, and Fire Shawarma located at 1230 Wellington St. W.

Looking for a nice, filling lunch? BahnMiYes has opened at 1129 Wellington St. W. Banh mi is a type of Vietnamese baguette sandwich filled with cold meats, pâté, and vegetables, according to the Oxford learning dictionary. 

At 93 Holland Ave, Dosa King has opened. According to Wikipedia, “A dosa is a thin savory crepe in South Indian cuisine made from a fermented batter of ground black gram and rice. Dosas are served hot, often with chutney and sambar.”

If you’re craving fast food chicken, we have multiple new options for you. Mary Brown’s Chicken has opened at 386 Richmond Rd and Maniac Chicken has opened at 1100 Wellington St. W.

Caesar’s U-Rock Cafe offers drinks, pastries, snacks and a place to hang out in Hintonburg at 986 Wellington St. W. 

Capital Cold Press, a health food restaurant offering smoothies, juice, protein snacks and more, is located at 1000 Wellington St. W Unit 104.

Hintonburg now has a bubble tea place, Hi-T, located at 1076 Wellington St. W.

Pineapple Financial has opened up at 1195 Wellington St. W to help Kitchissippi residents with their mortgages. 

We have two new hair salons opening up. At 1114A Wellington St. W, newly opened ElectroSquid Hair Studio specializes in hair colouring and haircuts of any kind. At 1012 Wellington St. W, Hairmosa does not only deal with hair, but also nails and makeup.

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