StoosNews Spotlight: Check Out The Business Beat This Week Featuring Sweet Beast Butcher Shop, Fusion Bowl & More!

PTBOCanada is delighted to to be running StooNews columns each week here, spotlighting new businesses and startups in Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Here is this week’s edition…

Grant Slavin recently opened his own butcher shop in East City. Called Sweet Beast Butcher Shop (95 Hunter St. E.), Grant specializes in local, ethical and traditionally raised beef, pork and chicken from Southern Ontario and the Kawarthas, pasture-raised with no antibiotics, growth hormones or steroids, as well as fresh seafood. Open Tuesday through Sunday, visit sweetbeastbutcher.com for more info.

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The owners of the award winning Imperial Tandoor Restaurant on Lansdowne Street recently opened a new restaurant in Downtown Peterborough. Called Fusion Bowl (376 George St. N.), owners Nitin Grover and Manish Choundry offer a counter-service concept with noodle or rice bowls topped with a fantastic selection of mains from Indian, Chinese and Mexican cuisine, as well as salads, quesadilla’s, tacos and more. Everything is fast and delicious. Located in the former Natas Cafe location on George Street in Peterborough, stop in or visit their Facebook page for more info.

Fusion Bowl in downtown Peterborough

Fusion Bowl in downtown Peterborough

Dan Brandsma was recently introduced as the new co-owner of the Silver Bean Cafe. The now iconic Silver Bean was started by Michael and Andrea VanDerHerberg in 2003 and has built a loyal following for both its setting on the Otonabee River, the food, and the friendly staff. Andrea decided that it was time to move on and Dan Brandsma stepped in to join Michael as the new co-owner. Expect the same great food and atmosphere, and think about renting the event space next door for your next event.

Silver Bean Cafe

Silver Bean Cafe

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Silver Bean Café Opens For 2019 Season On May 1st

Silver Bean Café, your waterfront cottage in the city, has announced its opening day for the 2019 season is Wednesday, May 1st.

“The end of April is always a bit of a slog for us, just hoping that the weather will get a bit warmer, that we’ll get everything figured out in the time we have, and that people will come back for another season,” the Bean says in a Facebook post.

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Indeed they will come. “The Bean”, as it’s known, is not only a regular go-to spot for locals but also a bucketlist location for tourists to visit.

If you haven’t yet, make sure to check it at 130 King Street in downtown Peterborough when it opens for delicious food, drink and views.

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Amusé Coffee Co. Launches Second Location The Edison In VentureNorth Building

After pursuing her entrepreneurship dreams opening an authentic Paris themed café Amusé Coffee Co. in 2015 on George St., Lindsay Brock is celebrating her third anniversary in operation on August 23rd by opening a permanent second location called The Edison (Powered by Amusé).

The espresso and pastry bar is housed the lobby of the VentureNorth building at 270 George St. North. In a sense, it's like coming home for Lindsay, as The Edison is located in the building where various economic development establishments reside that helped her originally start her business.

Entrepreneur Lindsay Brock at The Edison, located in VentureNorth Building in downtown Peterborough

Entrepreneur Lindsay Brock at The Edison, located in VentureNorth Building in downtown Peterborough

Through entering the FastStart program—a partnership with the Innovation Cluster, Trent University and Fleming College that provides youth startup business support and funding through Community Futures Peterborough—Brock was able to learn the skills needed to open her own café.

Brock has hosted a pop-up cafe in the VentureNorth lobby since March 2018 as a business test running two days per week, providing fair trade organic whole bean coffee and baked goods. With the overwhelming success in sales, Brock says there was no question about opening a permanent location there.

“The past five months serving at the VentureNorth building has been a great experience for Amusé’s business,” says Brock. “Being able to cover two locations downtown has allowed us to provide our specialty products on either sides of the downtown core, and with the new permanent location, we will now be providing more meal options.”

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The grand opening of The Edison is Thursday, August 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and its hours will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday starting the following week.

You can also visit Lindsay's Amusé location at 641 George St. N.—we spotlighted it in a post in August 2015—pictured below...

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Silver Bean Cafe Opens For 16th Season In Peterborough

A sure sign of Spring: The Silver Bean Cafe, your waterfront cottage in the city located on the banks of the Otonabee River in downtown Peterborough, opens at 8 am this Tuesday (May 1st) for the season.

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This will be the 16th season for the Bean as it's fondly known by locals and tourists alike.

For more details on their opening and community spirit, check out their Facebook post...

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Silver Bean Cafe Opens For 2018 Season On May 1st

The Silver Bean Cafe—Peterborough's beautiful waterfront cottage in the city, located on the banks of the Otonabee River—has posted some welcome news to their Facebook page that brings hope of Spring. 

They are opening for the season on May 1st! 

More details in their Facebook post below...

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The Only Cafe Turns 25

The Only Cafe—aka The Only—has been an institution on Hunter Street W. for 25 years now, an amazing community hub of ideas for university students and adults alike. (Not to mention some epic late night Shuffleboard matches there—and dances on the bar after a pint or two or three.)

It just turned 25 years old...

Photo via  @maryammonsef

Photo via @maryammonsef

What has the Only meant to you? Share your memories with us on our Facebook page post.

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Silver Bean Café Introducing PTBOCanada Coffee Blend From Kyoto This Summer

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As a fun cross-promotion, we are delighted to announce that the Silver Bean Café will be serving a PTBOCanada Coffee this summer, a special Kyoto Coffee Blend.

As Silver Bean explains in a Facebook post announcing the promotion, "We decided to approach Tracy at Kyoto Coffee and ask her to make a special blend for us, one worthy to be called PTBOCanada Coffee. After some strenuous taste testing, I think we have settled on a blend. It is a Brazilian Peaberry and Peru Feminino coffee bean blend and we will be serving it up all summer long at the cafe. The Brazilian Peaberry is Rainforest Alliance and the Peruvian beans are Cafe Feminino."

So now you can drink us up all summer. Enjoy.

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