StoosNews Spotlight: Check Out The Business Beat This Week Featuring Cozy Home, Sustain, The Food Shop & 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…

Cozy Home: Designs by Lacey recently opened at 183 Charlotte Street. Owner Lacey-Kristen Klatt has filled the shop with recycled home decor, handmade decor and gifts, as well as refinished furniture! A professional interior painter for the last 10 years, Lacey also offers colour consultations, and assistance with interior decorating. You’ll find Cozy Home Designs by Lacey on Facebook here and Instagram here.

Lacey from Cozy Home

Lacey from Cozy Home

Sustain, Your Eco Living and Building Store, winners of the DBIA’s Win This Space competition, are settling into their rent-free space at 418 George Street. Owners Jonathan and Celine MacKay also operate a similar shop in Huntsville. The product offering covers everything from building products, flooring, kitchens, countertops, paint and stain, to cleaning products, baby products, personal care products and more. plus they offer a full renovation and custom kitchen service. You’ll find Sustain on Facebook here.

Sustain owners Jonathan and Celine MacKay with kids

Sustain owners Jonathan and Celine MacKay with kids

And yet another new store to come out of the Win This Space process, The Food Shop is open at 372 Water Street. Offering a farmer’s market experience every day of the week, owners Anthony and Samantha Lennan carry locally grown and produced food with a direct connection to suppliers. Produce, meats, cheeses, fruits and more, it’s a great option for those who love local.

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Evolution Automotive recently moved to a larger location. Now located at 2629 Lakefield Highway next to Kyoto Coffee, owner Tyler Warmington offers general automotive repairs, computer diagnostics, 4x4 repairs, custom fabrication, diesel mods and more for all makes and models. You’ll find Evolution Automotive on Facebook, or call 705.930.1178.

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Sustain Wins Win This Space, Grand Prize Package Worth $40,000

Jonathan and Celine MacKay, owners of Sustain, are the winners of Win This Space 2019. The Win This Space grand prize package is valued at more than $40,000 and includes a downtown storefront free for a year.

Sustain is an eco-lifestyle retail store with a modern, triple bottom line and conscious consumer platform. Born out of a quest for better, more sustainable, non-toxic products, Sustain is positioned as a resource for those in any stage of their sustainable and wellness journey.

Winner Jonathan MacKay of Sustain at Win This Space event at ARIA (photo courtesy DBIA)

Winner Jonathan MacKay of Sustain at Win This Space event at ARIA (photo courtesy DBIA)

Sustain is a source of trust where the consumer can avoid wading through all the green-wash and misinformation and purchase offerings with absolute confidence that have been vetted with great scrutiny.

Sustain is looking to build on the success of their eco lifestyle concept store in Huntsville, a store that has everything a family needs to support zero-waste, plastic free, non-toxic, sustainable lifestyles. Their goal is to expand their concept to Peterborough, which they describe as an eco-progressive, vibrant community.

Winner Jonathan MacKay of Sustain at Win This Space (photo courtesy DBIA)

Winner Jonathan MacKay of Sustain at Win This Space (photo courtesy DBIA)

“This is our third Win This Space and each year I’m inspired and impressed by the interesting businesses people are entering into this competition,” says Terry Guiel, Executive Director of the Downtown Business Improvement Area.

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Sustain was selected by the Win This Space judges who evaluated the Top 10 applicants to the program. The Top 10 spent three months fine-tuning their proposals at workshops focused on marketing, financial planning, and business plans.

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