Tea time

A new tea shop is coming to Elora. However, The Wild Tart,  will be more than your average tea shop. Located at 61 Metcalfe Street and opening on Oct. 12, it is the brain child of Dominique and Geoffrey Wild (general manager of the Elora Mill) and executive pastry chef Marc Collyer.

Filling the void created by the closure of Secret Garden (also located at 61 Metcalfe Street), the Wild Tart is a welcome addition to the Elora restaurant scene.

While it’s exciting for new businesses to open in any downtown, it’s especially exciting when those opening the business choose to stay in the community versus leaving for a different opportunity.

In his online biography, Marc said he was thinking about moving back to England so that he could once again create for afternoon tea – and that’s when Geoffrey and Dominique told him about the Wild Tart. Now he will be creating afternoon tea in a Canadian setting.

It’s always powerful when you hear  about someone who immigrates to your community and then chooses to stay even when they have an opportunity in another country. It makes me feel proud of our community here.

You better believe I will be checking out the Wild Tart. One of my greatest pleasures is an elegant afternoon of tea and snacks with my best friends. I’m sure the Wild Tart will offer many such opportunities for the entire community.

To find out more about this new restaurant visit thewildtart.ca.

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A new restaurant is already open in Palmerston.

Bombay Hub Sports Bar and Tandoori Grill is located at 212 Main Street West in Palmerston.  The owners also operate the Kulfi Café (which opened earlier this year). The website touts, “Bask in the thrill and excitement of sports and indulge in our top-notch Indian and Western dishes while hanging out with your friends.”

For more information visit bombayhub.ca.

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Danby’s Jim Estill has opened a new business called ShipperBee.

The grand opening was held on Sept. 11 at the business, located at 6-335 Laird Road in Guelph. The shipping business uses trips that are already taking place (and all the empty trunk space) to get parcels where they need to go without adding more carbon emissions.

For more information about the new shipping service in Guelph visit www.shipperbee.com.

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The Business Centre Guelph-Wellington is celebrating its 20th anniversary in November.

The company’s mandate is to build entrepreneurs; to provide the entry point for entrepreneurship in Guelph and Wellington County, helping individuals get into business for themselves; and to support the growth and proliferation of small businesses in the region.

The main office is located at 8 Macdonell St., Suite 100 in Guelph and there is a satellite office in Fergus at 160 Provost Lane.

For information call 519-826-4701, email success@guelphbusiness.com or visit guelphbusiness.com.

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