“It’s great to be downtown.” That’s the consensus of a trio of business owners who have recently opened locations in Downtown Courtenay.
Games & Grounds Coffee House, Dragonfly Community Acupuncture and Impeccable Jewellery are the newest faces in Downtown Courtenay, each offering distinctive products and services that complement the downtown core.
“We spent almost a year researching downtown, watching all the activities, parades and various things that go on before we decided to set up here,” says Brad Leith, who just opened Impeccable Jewellery on the corner of Fifth and Duncan. “I think there’s a real trend toward community building. People are looking for a place where they can find something different and establish relationships with businesses – you don’t get that in a mall or at box stores.”