Category: Business

  • Growth on tap as Kingsville Brewery expands production capacity, seeks foothold in U.S.

    Growth on tap as Kingsville Brewery expands production capacity, seeks foothold in U.S.

    KINGSVILLE — Former NHL goalie Marty Turco’s first visit to Kingsville was in the mid-1990s when he was the starting goalie for the Michigan Wolverines hockey team. He played with Brian’s goalie pads and had been invited by the company’s co-owner, Brian Heaton, to visit the factory in Kingsville to see how the pads were…

  • After nearly 70 years, Cottam butcher shop changing hands

    After nearly 70 years, Cottam butcher shop changing hands

    COTTAM — John Ivanisko has sold his butcher shop in Cottam but he has no intention of hanging up his apron or retiring his knives, cleavers and saws. He said selling Cottam Cold Storage and Meat Market, a business his father founded nearly 70 years ago, was a tough, emotional call. Ivanisko, 66, said the…

  • Grove Brewing looks to ramp up production, sales with move to Wigle Street site

    Grove Brewing looks to ramp up production, sales with move to Wigle Street site

    KINGSVILLE — The owners of the Grove Brew House in Kingsville are making the switch from a small downtown beer-making operation to a large, high-production brewery. Jeff Smith and Jeremy Truax are hoping to open their new Wigle Street brewery this March on St. Patrick’s Day. “If you look at a lot of breweries in…

  • In the baked goods business, there’s no time to loaf

    In the baked goods business, there’s no time to loaf

    KINGSVILLE — Starting a business in the middle of a pandemic is risky, but within minutes of opening Miller’s Bakery, owner Hannah Miller knew she made the right decision. For the opening day in May, Miller baked 700 croissants, 500 butter tarts, 30 loaves of bread and dozens of cookies and fruit squares. All were…

  • Dutch Boys chocolate shop for sale as owners seek new challenges

    Dutch Boys chocolate shop for sale as owners seek new challenges

    KINGSVILLE — The Dutch Boys Chocolate shop in Kingsville is for sale, but with any future deal there will be an interesting side agreement. The owners — Henry Noestheden and Cor Boon — will stay on for three months to train the new owner in the art of making fine chocolate. “There may be people…

  • Kingsville’s Grove Hotel wins Trip Advisor ‘best of best’ award for third straight year

    Kingsville’s Grove Hotel wins Trip Advisor ‘best of best’ award for third straight year

    KINGSVILLE — The Grove Hotel has been named a winner of Trip Advisor’s “best of best” award for small hotels in Canada for the third year in a row. The 18-room boutique-style hotel, located in the heart of downtown Kingsville, is the largest hotel of its type in the area. ‘To be considered as one…

  • Urban indoor vertical farm sprouts in downtown Kingsville

    Urban indoor vertical farm sprouts in downtown Kingsville

    KINGSVILLE — A new business opened Friday in Kingsville that will reduce the time fresh greens travel from farm to plate. Ortaliza, a new urban indoor vertical farm store on Main Street West, will grow and sell 25 varieties of microgreens — the nutrient-rich sweet spot between sprouts and a fully grown vegetable. Much like…

  • Cannabis retail outlets slated for downtown Kingsville, east side

    Cannabis retail outlets slated for downtown Kingsville, east side

    KINGSVILLE — Kingsville residents will soon have an abundance of choice when it comes to buying cannabis and cannabis-related products locally. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has granted licences to two companies looking to locate stores in town. High Tea Kingsville will operate at 1 Main St. W., while Tony’s Joint, which…

  • School lunch program helps feed young bodies and minds

    School lunch program helps feed young bodies and minds

    KINGSVILLE — Food for thought is something Dennis Rogers fully endorses. His Green Heart Kitchen in Kingsville operates the Green Heart Lunch Club, which provides healthy, nutritious meals to elementary and nursery schools in Windsor and Essex County. The core belief behind the program is simple: if children are hungry, if their minds are distracted…

  • Quarantine trailer serves as firm’s temporary headquarters

    Quarantine trailer serves as firm’s temporary headquarters

    Jonathon Azzopardi, CEO and president of Laval Tool in Tecumseh, has a large, comfortable office — picture windows on two sides, a conference table, two desktop computers and a laptop on his desk. There’s a wide-screen television on one of the walls, as well as one piece of art — an early 1900s print of…

  • Growth on tap as Kingsville Brewery expands production capacity, seeks foothold in U.S.

    Growth on tap as Kingsville Brewery expands production capacity, seeks foothold in U.S.

    KINGSVILLE — Former NHL goalie Marty Turco’s first visit to Kingsville was in the mid-1990s when he was the starting goalie for the Michigan Wolverines hockey team. He played with Brian’s goalie pads and had been invited by the company’s co-owner, Brian Heaton, to visit the factory in Kingsville to see how the pads were…

  • After nearly 70 years, Cottam butcher shop changing hands

    After nearly 70 years, Cottam butcher shop changing hands

    COTTAM — John Ivanisko has sold his butcher shop in Cottam but he has no intention of hanging up his apron or retiring his knives, cleavers and saws. He said selling Cottam Cold Storage and Meat Market, a business his father founded nearly 70 years ago, was a tough, emotional call. Ivanisko, 66, said the…

  • Grove Brewing looks to ramp up production, sales with move to Wigle Street site

    Grove Brewing looks to ramp up production, sales with move to Wigle Street site

    KINGSVILLE — The owners of the Grove Brew House in Kingsville are making the switch from a small downtown beer-making operation to a large, high-production brewery. Jeff Smith and Jeremy Truax are hoping to open their new Wigle Street brewery this March on St. Patrick’s Day. “If you look at a lot of breweries in…

  • In the baked goods business, there’s no time to loaf

    In the baked goods business, there’s no time to loaf

    KINGSVILLE — Starting a business in the middle of a pandemic is risky, but within minutes of opening Miller’s Bakery, owner Hannah Miller knew she made the right decision. For the opening day in May, Miller baked 700 croissants, 500 butter tarts, 30 loaves of bread and dozens of cookies and fruit squares. All were…

  • Dutch Boys chocolate shop for sale as owners seek new challenges

    Dutch Boys chocolate shop for sale as owners seek new challenges

    KINGSVILLE — The Dutch Boys Chocolate shop in Kingsville is for sale, but with any future deal there will be an interesting side agreement. The owners — Henry Noestheden and Cor Boon — will stay on for three months to train the new owner in the art of making fine chocolate. “There may be people…

  • Kingsville’s Grove Hotel wins Trip Advisor ‘best of best’ award for third straight year

    Kingsville’s Grove Hotel wins Trip Advisor ‘best of best’ award for third straight year

    KINGSVILLE — The Grove Hotel has been named a winner of Trip Advisor’s “best of best” award for small hotels in Canada for the third year in a row. The 18-room boutique-style hotel, located in the heart of downtown Kingsville, is the largest hotel of its type in the area. ‘To be considered as one…

  • Urban indoor vertical farm sprouts in downtown Kingsville

    Urban indoor vertical farm sprouts in downtown Kingsville

    KINGSVILLE — A new business opened Friday in Kingsville that will reduce the time fresh greens travel from farm to plate. Ortaliza, a new urban indoor vertical farm store on Main Street West, will grow and sell 25 varieties of microgreens — the nutrient-rich sweet spot between sprouts and a fully grown vegetable. Much like…

  • Cannabis retail outlets slated for downtown Kingsville, east side

    Cannabis retail outlets slated for downtown Kingsville, east side

    KINGSVILLE — Kingsville residents will soon have an abundance of choice when it comes to buying cannabis and cannabis-related products locally. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has granted licences to two companies looking to locate stores in town. High Tea Kingsville will operate at 1 Main St. W., while Tony’s Joint, which…

  • School lunch program helps feed young bodies and minds

    School lunch program helps feed young bodies and minds

    KINGSVILLE — Food for thought is something Dennis Rogers fully endorses. His Green Heart Kitchen in Kingsville operates the Green Heart Lunch Club, which provides healthy, nutritious meals to elementary and nursery schools in Windsor and Essex County. The core belief behind the program is simple: if children are hungry, if their minds are distracted…

  • Quarantine trailer serves as firm’s temporary headquarters

    Quarantine trailer serves as firm’s temporary headquarters

    Jonathon Azzopardi, CEO and president of Laval Tool in Tecumseh, has a large, comfortable office — picture windows on two sides, a conference table, two desktop computers and a laptop on his desk. There’s a wide-screen television on one of the walls, as well as one piece of art — an early 1900s print of…