Eye Spy: Blooming Businesses in Ward 12 – Support Local!

Amongst the Canada Day wandering we spied the new John Fluevog store’s Grand Opening in the Byward Market.

JohnFleuvogThe celebrated Canadian shoe-designer has opened his flagship Ottawa shop in the heart of the Market at 61 William St. at George. Nice to see another cobbler take over the premises that formerly hosted Lou’s Boots – good continuity and another great shop open for business in the hood!

Straddling the border of Sandy Hill and Lowertown “Saffron Restaurant” at 426 Rideau St at Chapel has just been granted permission for a patio. This is thrilling news as the street fairly screams for more strolling leisurely foot traffic.

HeartlocalSaffron deserve local support – this restaurant gets great reviews on both Yelp and Google+ and the entrepreneurial owners have, alongside great food; invested in free Wifi, offer an breathtakingly inexpensive breakfast and never stop improving the interior.  Lets give back the love and with the advent of the patio, let’s hope this is a trend that many more local businesses will follow.


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