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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Kincardine BIA: "Downtown Business Booming"

Kincardine | by Travis Jackson  

Development Manager responds to online rumours Kincardine is turning into ghost town

Business is booming in downtown Kincardine, according to Downtown Development Manager with the Kincardine BIA, Rick Clarke.

Clarke has heard rumours recently that Kincardine is turning into a ''ghost town'' but he says that simply isn't true.

Clarke says that a number of businesses are moving into the area. In fact, he says there is so much demand for space downtown that there are currently no available spaces for prospective business owners.

Nine Waves and J'Adorn have been bringing business to the downtown core for many years and both are slated to close at the end of October, as the owners are retiring. Clarke predicts that both businesses will change hands, but not close permanently.

Don's Hi-Fi and Mirage Decor also closed down this summer.

Clarke says that a beauty spa will move into the old Don's Hi-Fi space (780 Queen Street), and the former Mirage Decor (819 Queen Street) will become office space for an unnamed business.

He says the former Eight Sisters Resale Shop (831 Queen Street) will become office space for an unnamed business.

Clarke tells 98 The Beach (Bayshore Broadcasting News) that all spaces in the recently renovated Aztec Theatre building (877 Queen Street) are now rented out. The remaining tenants will be moving in soon.

He says that a new Italian eatery called Bistecca has set up shop in the old Tramonto space (765 Queen Street).

Clarke tells us that a 4-unit development will begin construction soon across from Pearson Motors, at the location of the former Pelican's Nest Restaurant (851 Queen Street). 

We're told that construction is slated to start in October, and that units will be available for lease in the new year. Residential space will also be available upstairs.

If you'd like to get in contact with the Kincardine BIA, please contact Downtown Development Manager Rick Clarke (519) 955-0547 or email:

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