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Author Archives: Uptown Saint John Inc

Uptown Sparkles! An Old Fashioned Holiday Open House this Friday Night

Uptown Sparkles! An Old Fashioned Holiday Open House this Friday Night

Imagine horse-drawn trolley rides, festive carollers spreading seasonal glad tidings as they meander the historic uptown streets. Shops, lit and warm, welcome visitors with gingerbread, hot cider, and personal greeting as only speciality boutiques and shops can. This evening will be a unique holiday experience and create memories that will last a life time. Bring a date, get some friends together, or treat your family to this charming uptown tradition. Read more »

Retro & Rust New Stylish Home Decor Boutique

Retro & Rust New Stylish Home Decor Boutique

Fitting nicely into our urban core is a new and unique home decor store, Retro & Rust. The owners are passionate about creating new, unique pieces…often, with recycled, re-purposed materials. Trendy, yet timeless, the pieces in this cozy space are suited for both the traditional and modern. Read more »

Uptown Mugs #42: Hance Colburne

Uptown Mugs #42: Hance Colburne

Many of us start our weekdays the same way; we pry ourselves out of bed, shower, coffee … and perhaps tune in to CBC Information Morning. Hance Colburne is one of the charming hosts of this morning show that highlights local stories that raise our eyebrows, spur our thoughts or invite a welcome smile to begin our day. Not often do we see the faces behind the radio, but this sharp dressed man deserves a little visual attention. After all, he “wakes up at 3:30 am so we don’t have to.” Read more »

Uptown Mugs #41: Jeff Liberty

Uptown Mugs #41: Jeff Liberty

Jeff Liberty is an entertainment entrepreneur, media personality (Host of The Jeff Liberty Show on Bell/ Aliant’s TV1/ VOD), CBC music columnist (Take Liberty), Mental Health Advocate and Speaker, as well as dedicated husband and father. Read more »

Uptown Mugs #40:  Mark Hemmings

Uptown Mugs #40: Mark Hemmings

Mark Hemmings is a very familiar name to Saint John. Of course, he is part of the dynamic Hemmings House team, but he is more than that. An avid photographer and world traveller, he is passionate about his craft and is always eager to share his brilliant work, as well as offer tips and encouragement to fellow and novice photographers. Mark takes advantage of his love of photography, travelling and teaching by integrating it into his business. Read more »

Halifax Learning Centre in Saint John

Halifax Learning Centre in Saint John

Halifax Learning Centre in Saint John is proud to offer the SpellRead Program! SpellRead is a gold-standard reading program that focuses on phonological automaticity and reading fluency for struggling readers. Backed by independent research, SpellRead combines intensive phonemic and phonetic activities with a language arts program to build students’ reading comprehension, fluency, decoding, spelling and writing strategies! Read more »

Uptown Mugs #38 Gregory Pringle

Uptown Mugs #38 Gregory Pringle

You may know him as the oatcake man, charmingly kilted at the local markets selling his delicious home-made oatcakes. Or, perhaps you’ve seen him setting up and working as sound technician during the uptown “Summer in the Square” music series, helping the bands lend their best melodies to our uptown. No doubt, you have noticed him out and about during his various involvements in uptown activity. Greg is a man of many talents, and uptown is thankful for his efforts in all that he does. Read more »

Uptown Mugs #37: Dan Mcgaghey

Uptown Mugs #37: Dan Mcgaghey

There exists in uptown Saint John, a mid-high end, uber hip and modern men’s clothing store, Colwell’s Mens (Brunswick Square, Level 3). More often than not, you will find this handsome bundle of energy behind the counter, ready to assist and lend his impeccable fashion sense to anyone who needs a little help. With a couple of decades under his belt at Colwell’s and a unique flare for true gentlemen’s style, Dan is the man. Read more »

Barbour’s General Store is OPEN for business

Barbour’s General Store is OPEN for business

At the foot of King Street sits Barbour’s General Store, originally brought to Saint John in 1967 by G.E. Barbour Company. Inside is a plethora of local curiosities, historic merchant wares, and modern retail items. Also housed here is a Visitor Information Centre and new this year, a Saint John Tour Desk … offering various tours to both visitors and locals. Read more »

Uptown Mugs #36 Harrison Teed

Uptown Mugs #36 Harrison Teed

Pristine is the new kid on the block, and Harrison Teed is the fine gent behind this growing business. Pristine has a new location at 56 King Street and is a unique boutique specializing in skateboards, accessories and urban lifestyle fashions. Read more »

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