Business Improvement Areas to Play Important Role in Growth and Success of Canada’s Main Streets [Feature/Interviews]

Creativity and collaboration required by BIAs for small businesses to recover and flourish in the wake of COVID-19.

Birks Jewellers Unveils 2 Major Store Renovations in Downtown Calgary [Photos]

Both the downtown Maison Birks and Brinkhaus stores have seen substantial renovations, including new concept boutique spaces for Rolex and Patek Philippe.

Unique Body-Positive and LGBTQIA2S+ Lingerie Retailer Opens in Calgary [Photos]

The concept could mark a trend as businesses embrace inclusivity amid a societal shift.

Calgary’s Southcentre Mall Launches Indigenous Art Exhibit Ahead of September 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Southcentre Mall in Calgary and Colouring It Forward Reconciliation Society have partnered to launch a month-long art exhibit featuring 17 Indigenous artists from across Western Canada.

Unique Food Hall Opens Near Downtown Calgary [Photos]

The First Street Market features an elevated chef-drive food experience marking a trend as food halls expand in Canada.

Arlington Group Developments is Bullish on Calgary’s 17th Avenue as it Completes Latest Retail Project: Interview

The landlord has 42 separate buildings with eight different development sites on the popular retail corridor.

Study Shows Commercial Rents on 17th Ave in Calgary Stayed at Pre-Pandemic Levels or Increased: Interviews

Experts are saying that tenants are seeking smaller spaces and that there's demand despite earlier forecasts of a disaster.

Retailers and Restaurants Hope for Much Needed Boost with Calgary Stampede Launch this Week: Interviews

The annual event returns with thousands of visitors as COVID restrictions lift in Alberta. Retailers and restaurants at risk of closing are praying for the new business.

Canadian Local Product Search Engine ‘SokoLocal’ Surpasses 1.5 Million Products as it Supports Small Businesses: Interview

The platform is seeing incredible growth after a recent launch as part of an effort to support small businesses struggling during the pandemic.

Upscale Calgary-Based Retailer O’Connors Looks to Future Growth Post-Pandemic: Interview

The iconic multi-brand retailer has weathered recessions over its 60 year history and is looking to a brighter future as Alberta lifts all restrictions in July.
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