Uptown Clean Sweep 2018 – What A Great Clean Up Event!

This morning was bright and sunny and a fantastic day for a Clean Sweep uptown.  Over 80 people came out to lend a hand – those who live, work, play and appreciate uptown – teams and individuals – who helped us collect over 50 bags of garbage this morning! Thanks to all who participated. The enthusiasm of our community in helping to clean up our urban neighbourhood is extremely impressive.

Thanks also to our sponsors, The Hilton for providing breakfast items, coffee, tea, and water – and participating; Country 94 and 97.3 The Wave for helping us share the event and for participating; The City of Saint John, Parks & Recreation for providing all of the tools and supplies needed via The Green Machine; and Market Square for assisting with all location logistics.

Uptown Saint John, the Business Improvement Association appreciates the huge representation of civic pride from our uptown members and we are more than thrilled to organize and host this event, this being the 4th annual.  Thanks again to all involved!

Freak Lunchbox Team:

The Hilton/Trade & Convention Centre Team:

Grant Thorton, Team A:

Grant Thornton, Team B:

Saint John Ale House Team:

 

GoTo Insurance Team:

Heather Acker/Pam Wheaton Team:

Acadia Broadcasting Team

Salesforce, Team A:

Salesforce, Team B:

Salesforce, Team C:

Carl Trickey and Doug Richardson:

Historica Developments Team:

Commercial Properties Team:

Canada Homes for Rent Team:

Constance Woldridge:

Ella The Shop Team:

Thandi Team:

Cst. Duane Squires stopped by to lend his support:

The Salesforce Team hard at work:

Uptown Saint John Staff, Rachelle and Deborah, serving up goodies from the HiltonSJ to volunteers:

A small sampling of what was collected.  Thank you, Uptown Saint John!

 

Uptown Mug #79 . Greg Marks

Sometimes we find a person who, though generally they don’t put themselves in the spotlight, they are most deserving. Greg Marks is just that. You most likely have seen him, as he is one of our most sharp dressed men. Or perhaps, you’ve heard him, as there are times when we are lucky to enjoy the sweet, sultry sounds his sax echoing through our city streets. Definitely, he is a mainstay uptown, and is most appreciated and worthy of some unsolicited attention.

Greg is a Registered Music Teacher (member of New Brunswick Registered Music Teachers’ Association). He conscientiously audio and video records all private lessons, for the peace-of-mind of parents and students.  He also offers a discount on instrument repair services to members of the New Brunswick Musicians’ Association (AFM Local 815), and to his students.  Greg is President of the New Brunswick Musicians’ Association (AFM Local 815 – nbmusicians.com – whose office is at 82 Germain St., representing professional musicians throughout New Brunswick) and Sergeant-At-Arms of the Saint John District Labour Council (representing unionized workers in Southern NB).

Greg is currently taking new students and would love to answer your questions regarding his music lessons and services. If you would like to know more, please see his contact information at the end of this post.

 

Let’s get to know this mysterious man behind the music.

 

Where were you born/Where are you from?

I was born in the Saint John General Hospital, and grew up in St. Martins.

How long have you been a part of the uptown scene?

I moved to Coburg Street in the summer of 1997 – I was working for NBTel at the time – but didn’t start operating my business from this location until the fall of 2000.

Name one or two people who you look to for inspiration?

Although I only get to drop by rarely, Anne McShane (Feel Good Store) is a perpetual inspiration, not simply because of her delightfully positive attitude, but because she manages to maintain this attitude without willfully disregarding the “negatives” that so many other “positive people” I’ve met would prefer to ignore. She doesn’t just look for the positive in people and situations; she sows and reaps it. Many people try to make lemonade from lemons; Anne plants the lemon seeds, too.

I’ve also drawn inspiration from the strength and creativity of Sarah Jones (Jones Gallery). As an artist, she reinvents herself regularly, but always remains true to her passion. She knows her worth, and chooses not to compromise her vision or value in the pursuit of success, but still remains engaging and connected to her family and her supporters.


What is your worst habit?

I’m something of a hermit! I rarely seem to get out to enjoy all that Saint John has to offer.

What is your Uptown Insider Tip?

There are some wonderful small businesses north of the City Market! Loyalist City Coin, Heroes’ Beacon, Waterton’s Barber & Hair Styling, The Second Shop, Saint John Tool Library, Fluid Audio, ESL Art Supplies, Dave Shoots Bookseller… this area may look a little downtrodden, but it is on the verge of a renaissance!

Contact information:

Greg Marks, B.A. Mus, B.C.S., R.M.T.

Proprietor, Culture Of One Music Services
(506) 693-9279
Twitter: @CultureOfOne

Uptown Saint John BIA Annual General Meeting 2018

Thank you to all who attended our Annual General Meeting, 2018.  Uptown Saint John, the Business Improvement Association, LOVES LIFE UPTOWN and makes it our priority to share and support the growth, vitality, and diversity of our unique urban community and membership.

Here is a recap of the AGM, and a look back at 2017.

Message from Andrew Costin, Chair of the BOD

 


 

Message from Cathy Hutchinson, Chair of the Governance Committee

 


 

Message from Keith Brideau, Chair of the Urban Design & Development Committee

 


 

Message from Kevin Loughery, Chair of the Marketing & Events Committee

 


 

Presentation of Certificates of Recognition from the City of Saint John (to businesses marking milestone anniversaries this year).  Thanks to Mayor Don Darling and Deputy Mayor Shirley McAlary for presenting.

Celebrating 5 years in business uptown:

Second Cup

EN Sushi

Pristine . Photo below with Harrison Teed

Heroes’ Beacon . Photo below with Steve Henderson

Uncorked Tours . Photo below with Gill Nadeau

Shawarma Hut

Celebrating 10 years in business uptown:

Instincts Salon

NATIONAL Public Relations . Photo below with Jane Bardsley

Historica Developments . Photo below with Keith Brideau

 

Celebrating 15 years in business uptown:

Peace of Mind Management

Ammon Bay Ventures, Inc. . Photo below with Stephen Smith

 

Celebrating 20 years in business uptown:

 

Revolution Strategy . Photo below with Laura Noseworthy and Kelsey Ingersoll

Pat’s Secret Garden . Photo below with Bruce MacLeod

 

Celebrating 25 years in business uptown:

Baubles . Photo below with Sandy Teed

Billy’s Seafood . Photo below with Cara Grant

Eastward Sales . Photo below with Adam Garnett

 

Celebrating 30 years in business uptown:

Treats . Photo below with Kim Beckett

Celebrating 35 years in business uptown:

Grannan’s Seafood & Grill

 

Celebrating 40 years in business uptown:

Jeremiah’s Deli
Document Searching Services

 

Celebrating 90 years in business uptown:

CHSJ . Photo below with Chris Pearson

 

Celebrating 105 years in business uptown:

Imperial Theatre . Photo below with Angela Campbell

 

Below: Presentation of gift to past BOD Chair, Chris Boudreau


 

We look forward to a fantastic 2018 in Uptown Saint John!

 

Uptown Burger Week – April 30 – May 6

Where’s the beef? Find it in all sizes, shapes and forms during Uptown Burger Week – April 30 – May 6!   Enjoy a huge sampling of burgers created for you by our fine uptown chefs – everything goes, so loosen that belt buckle and get ready!  Reservations are recommended.

 

THE BURGERS

 

Billy’s Seafood

47-51 Charlotte Street
672-3474

Billy’s Bacon Overload – $15

-Canadian Bacon

-Bacon Jam

-Smokey BBQ sauce

-Lettuce and Tomato

-Crispy Onions

On a Brioche Bun

 

Gahan House

87 Prince William Street
214.8337

Ciao Bella (winner of Gahan Burger Battle) $16

Beef Patty, Crispy Prosciutto, Smoked Mozzarella, Candied Tomato Jam, Arugula, Pesto Mayo on a Seasoned Bun, served with Gahan Spiced Fries

Veggie Bella $16

Black Bean Veggie Patty, smoked mozzarella, candied tomato jam, arugula, pesto mayo on a seasoned bun, served with Gahan Spiced Fries

BrewBuddy $18

Beef patty, Sydney street bbq pulled pork, candied bacon, cheddar cheese, house coleslaw, seasoned bun, garnished with pork belly bite. Served with Gahan Spiced Fries

 

 

Cora’s

Level 3, Brunswick Square, 39 King Street
634.2672

Omelette burgers – $8.95 – $10.65

Your favourite omelette served in a soft brioche bun. Accompanied by potatoes. Comes in nine varieties

  • Cheese and bacon
  • Cheese and sausage
  • Ham and Swiss
  • 10 star
  • Theo’s
  • Goat cheese, tomatoes, bacon
  • Spinach and Cheddar
  • Western
  • Gigi

 

Kebab House

88 Prince William Street
634.2101

Mushroom Burger*

Homemade Beef burger with Mushroom sauce

Cheese Burger*

Homemade beef Burger and Cheddar cheese

Chicken Burger*

Chicken breast with Mushroom sauce

Mix-Double Burger*

Homemade Beef Burger, Chicken Breast, Cheddar Cheese
All beef burgers will be made of Halal Top sirloin beef as Persian style, so Muslim Community can also enjoy the Kebab House Burgers
The weight of each burger/Chicken breast is 110 gram.
Inside The Burgers can be filled by Bacon, Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Pickles, Green pepper and etc, as request of customers.
Special Sauces like Mushroom sauce, hot sauce and etc, are available as request of customers.
We probably will provide the Gouda cheese by the burger week to have more cheese options for the customers.
*Prices are min $ 10 and max $15 that depend on the filling materials and sauces.

 

 

 

The York Bistro + Pub

75 Smythe Street (Hilton Hotel Restaurant)
693.8484

Pepperoni pizza burger – $17

Tri ground beef patty, roasted tomato sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese on brioche bun with arugula and tomato

Mac n cheese stuffed burger – $17

House blend of brisket ribeye and ground beef surround a centre of macaroni and cheese, brioche bun, arugula, tomato

Taste of Egypt

87 King Street
657.0003

 

Cauliflower Burger (Vegetarian) – $15

Battered, deep fried cauliflower patty, topped off with ranch dressing, tomato, lettuce and cheddar cheese. Served with our fresh cut fries.

Tandoori Chicken Burger – $16

Chicken breast marinated in tandoori spice and charbroiled topped off with garlic alioli, tomato, lettuce, onion and pickle. Served with our fresh cut fries.

Portobello Beef Burger – $17

charbroiled beef patty, topped off with a marinated Portobello mushroom, tomato, lettuce, caramelized onion and mozzarella cheese. Served with our fresh cut fries.

 

We will be donating $1 from every one of these burgers to Hestia House Inc. Hestia House provides a safe environment for women and women with children who are victims of family violence and provides opportunity for change.

All burgers will be available for Take-out and Delivery during Burger Week

 

MIX Resto|Bar

39 King Street (Brunswick Square Restaurant)
649.0731

The Richard Burger – $15

This is a 5oz chicken burger set on a Sourdough bun and topped with bacon jam, spinach, crispy onions, a deep fried pickle and Havarti cheese

Mushroom Egger Melt – $15

This 6oz Sirloin patty is covered with mushrooms, bacon and nacho cheese, topped with a fried egg and served on our home style bun that’s toasted with garlic butter.

 

Churchill’s Pub & Church Street Steakhouse

10 Grannan Alley
648.2373

The Golden Oldies Burger – $17

Fresh ground ribeye, cast iron seared, aged cheddar, caramelized onions, crisp lettuce, tomato and burger sauce.

Served with deluxe onion rings.

$5 Shake – Classic strawberry shake, fresh California berries, whipped cream, vanilla bean ice cream, maraschino cherry and sprinkles

Grannan’s Seafood & Grill

1 Market Square
634.1555

 

Dungeness Crab Burger – $17

Pan seared house made jumbo crab cake, Jarlsberg cheese, smokey tartar sauce, arugula, tomato and pickled red onion.

French Onion – $16

Fresh ground chuck, brandy candied onion, thick swiss cheese, dijonnaise, au gratin brioche bun & jus dip

 

 

Britt’s Pub + Eatery

42 Princess Street
214.5335

Asian Pork Burger $16

A juicy ginger infused pork patty, topped with an Asian slaw and a zesty siracha aioli, on a cracked black pepper, sesame seed bun.

 

Surf and Turf Burger $17

A house beef patty paired with sautéed jumbo shrimp and juicy grilled pineapple, topped with crispy jalapeño, chipotle mayo, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato. Served on a cracked black pepper, sesame seed bun.

 

Smokehouse Burger $15

A Smoke infused beef patty, with smoked Gouda cheese, topped with smoked bacon, crispy fritz and jalapeño, chipotle mayo and grainy mustard. Served on a cracked black pepper, sesame bun.

 

We are proud to be serving grass fed, pasture raised beef from P.E.I. Courtesy of Atlantic Beef.

 

 

Decimal 81

81 Princess Street
642.8181

(Open for Lunch and Dinner during Burger Week)

 

Beignet Burger – $18, includes choice of side

6oz Dairy Cow Beef Patty, White Cheddar, Lettuce, Onion Crisps, Sweet Whiskey BBQ Sauce, Beignet Bun

Chicken + Waffle Burger – $18, includes choice of side

Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Smoked Pork Belly, Manchego Cheese, Chipotle Orange Sauce, Waffle Bun

“The Maritimer”  – $18, includes choice of side

Fish + Chip Burger: Beer Battered Halibut, Russet Gautrettes, Shredded Lettuce, Remoulade, Potato Bun

 

SIDES

Truffle Frites / Onion Rings / Garden Salad

 

 

East Coast Bistro

60 Prince William Street
696.3278

Philly Cheesesteak $18

Shredded roast beef, green pepper & onion topped on a 4oz patty with provolone cheese on a hoagie bun.

McNotChick $18

Fried “not chicken” patty, shredded iceberg lettuce, soy aïoli on a sesame bun
 

Bistro Big Mac $18

Two patties, ECB bacon, house-made thousand island dressing, shredded iceberg lettuce & aged cheddar on a sesame bun

ECB Burger $18

Caramelized onion aïoli, aged cheddar, crispy shallots, lettuce & roasted Roma tomatoes on a sesame bun

Dessert Burger $10

Chocolate cremeux patty, white chocolate cheese, raspberry ketchup, passion fruit mustard & kiwi pickle on a sugar doughnut bun
* All burgers (with the exception of the dessert burger) will be served with the customer’s choice of fries, chips or salad.

 

Rocky’s Sports Bar

7 Market Square
652.5452

Black Bean Veggie Burger – $14.99

Siriracha mayo
2 slices grilled tomato
Red onion
Spinach
Feta cheese on a brioche bun

Stuffed cheddar/Jalapeño Burger – $14.99

Siriracha sour cream sauce
Stuffed burger with cheddar and jalapeño’s
Topped with cheddar cheese

The Pizza Works Burger – $14.99

Pepperoni, bacon, sautéed mushrooms, green peppers with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella

Crunchy Bork Burger – $14.99

1/2 beef, 1/2 Pork, jalapeño cheddar cheese sauce and red onion coleslaw with jalapeño cheddar Dorito’s

 

 

 

 

Thandi

33 Canterbury Street
648.2377

(Please note, we are closed April 30 and May 1st for construction)

The Canterbury – $15

Beef & Pork Burger on a toasted Kaiser, topped with Roasted Brisket and Carmelized Onion. The secret is in the mix.

Tandoori Paneer Burger – $15

Paneer, Roasted Veggies, Tandoori Spice and Mushroom Matar Puree on a toasted Kaiser with Mango Coulis.

 

 

Big Tide Brewing Company

47 Princess Street
214.3311

(All burgers include your choice of side)

 

The Square Donair – $12

A Square Cut Donair Burger on a Naan Bun with Sweet Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato and Onion

The Fusion Burger – $15

Canada and Korea meet with the joining of a Korean BBQ Chicken Breast with Shredded Lettuce, Red Onion, Peppers and Maple Chili Mayo between two Waffles

The South of the Border – $15

A Taco Seasoned Beef Patty topped with Chili-Fried Onions & Peppers, Pepper Jack Cheese, Jalapeno Mayo, Lettuce and Tomato – $15

The Falafel Burger (vegan) – $12

A Falafel Patty with Tahini Sauce, Lettuce and Tomato on a Naan Bun.

 

 

Ryan Duffy’s Steak & Seafood

 

One Market Square
642.5586

 

‘The Best of Three Worlds’ – Trio of Sliders with Choice of Fries or Caesar – $17

Greek – Lamb, Feta, Onion, Tomato, Olive, Tzatziki

Spanish – Chorizo, Manchego Cheese, Jamon Serrano, Aioli

Italian – Chicken, Parmesan, Mozzarella, Marinara, Pesto Mayo

 

Lemongrass Thai Fare/Peppers Pub

 

One Market Square
657.8424

Chiang Mai Burger – $16

Our Northern Thai inspired burger boasts flavors of lemongrass, lime leaves, chilies and fresh turmeric packed into grass fed local Halal beef; topped with crunchy deep fried wontons and charred green onion aioli. #jamitinyourmaw

 

 

 

Cask & Kettle Irish Gastropub

112 Prince William Street
642.1885

THE U.N. Burger (inspired by Mister Steer Burger, Montreal Quebec) $17

AAA patty, Montreal Steak Spice, Candied Maple Bacon, Smoked Dubliner Cheese, Rostii Potato Cake, Sweet and Sour Red Onion Marmalade, Shrettuce, Onion Soup Mix Mayo, Tempura Onions, Potato Chive Bun, toasted…Nicely Toasted.

 

Chicken Of The Sea Banh Mi – $17

Seared Yellow Fin Tuna, Crushed Avocado & Tomatillo, Carrot Cucumber “Quickle”,

Cilantro, Wasabi Kewpie Chili Aioli, Garlic Butter Brioche

 

The Irish L.C Burger – $17

AAA patty, 2 yrs Old Cheddar, Onion Rings, Lettuce, Tomato, Maple Bacon, Jameson Whiskey BBQ Sauce, Guinness Cheese Dip, Sweet Pickles, Garlic Butter Brioche Bun

 

 The Veggie Burger – $17

Dried Green Pea patty with Beet Juice and Coconut, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickled Red Onions, Herbed Chèvre Cheese, Spicy Mayo

 

 

Saint John Ale House

One Market Square
657.2337

Mack Tostada Burger – $20

With Slipp Farms Organic beef, Mac sauce and all the Mac fixings and American cheese fries.

 

 

McGill’s

One Market Square
693.6666

Big Green Chorizo Burger – $13

A pork burger seasoned with fresh herbs, lime juice and jalapenos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barred Rock Chicken

 

One Market Square – Food Court
638.9378

Aztec Chicken Burger – $16

Fried chicken, Ancho BBQ sauce, pickled peppers and onions, guacamole, and cilantro. (Includes a side and beverage)

Sagrati’s

Saint John City Market
642.5504

Hawaiian Chicken Burger with Pesto Mayo – $12

Grilled Chicken breast, Swiss cheese, shaved ham, pesto mayo topped with grilled pineapple and red onion served on a fresh potato scallion bun.

 

Infusion Tea Room

41 Charlotte Street
693.8327

Bulgogi Burger with daily soup – $13.95

These burgers are based on Bulgogi, a traditional Korean Barbecue specialty of marinated sirloin.Authentic flavour of all seasonings and the tenderness of sirloin will make you fall in love with Korean cuisine.

Asian Barbecue Pork Burger with daily soup – $13.95

These burgers are dripping with flavour and tastes delicious with gochujang (a savoury and spicy red chili paste), topped with crispy jalapeno,

Taco Pica

96 Germain Street
633.8492

 

Taco Pica Burger – $14

Delicious burger stuffed with Taco chips, cheese and salsa!

 

Port City Royal

45 Grannan Street
631.3714

All burgers are served with your choice of side and made with either a 5oz grass fed beef patty or a white bean patty.

Marjorie’s @ PCR (from 11:30am to 4pm)

Peanut Butter & Jam Burger – $17

Barbours peanut butter, strawberry ketchup, fried leeks, hickory sticks, apple smoked cheddar

Bacon Avocado Burger – $19

House smoked bacon, bacon & coffee jam, avocado, tomato preserve, fried egg

Port City Royal (5pm to 11pm)

Mushroom & Blue Cheese Burger – $18

Butter poached mushrooms, mushroom paté, bleu l’ermite, herb salad, chive mayonnaise

Ramen Burger – $19

Pork Belly, egg yolk purée, enoki mushroom, nori, fried ramen noodles, chicken and dashi gravy

Urban Deli

68 King Street
652.3354

 

Vito’s

2 Peel Plaza
634.3900

 

Slocum & Ferris

 

47 Charlotte Street, City Market
652.2260

 

Our prime, top cut sponsors are: Uptown Saint John Inc, your Business Improvement Association, Rock 88.9, and Moosehead Breweries.

Uptown Restaurants present $6,450 to Lunch Connection for Chop Chop Winter, 2018

Uptown Saint John and the restaurants who participated in our Chop Chop Winter 2018 Restaurant Week were thrilled this morning to present a cheque for $6,450 to Lunch Connection.  This amount represents $1 per every Chop Chop dish sold by all restaurants during our recent winter restaurant week.

For Lunch Connection, each dollar provides one meal for a child through this program.  They are very appreciative, once again, of this significant and generous donation.  Find out more about Lunch Connection here.

Thank you to our event sponsors, Uptown Saint John Inc., 97.3 The Wave, Country 94, Picaroons, Mirage Foods, and Summertime Industries.

Thank you to the uptown restaurants and chefs who always present us with delicious and unique Chop Chop offerings.

BIG thank you to everyone who ate out during Chop Chop Winter Restaurant Week.  Know that your indulgence during the week is helping to bring satisfied and full bellies to some very deserving kids.  Watch the video showing the significance of Chop Chop and how WE FEED KIDS.

 

Pictured above (left to right): 
Nancy Tissington – Uptown Saint John Inc., Executive Director
Adele Moriarty – Saint John Ale House
Mark Slader – Inner City Youth Ministry, Lunch Connection
Cara Grant – Billy’s Seafood
Brian Earle – Inner City Youth Ministry, Lunch Connection
Santos Ruyan Juarez – Taco Pica
Heather MacDonald – Thandi
Erin Hodge – Inner City Youth Ministry, Lunch Connection
Mallory Curwin – Summertime Industries, Event Sponsor
Fran Menton – Acadia Broadcasting, Event Sponsor

Weekend Events . March 30 – April 1

Friday, March 30th

 

Yuk Yuk’s Presents Christophe Davidson
8:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

On the Main Stage – Alter Ego
10:30pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Town House/Adam Washburn + guests
11pm-2am @ Pepper’s Pub

Friday Night Entertainment
7:00pm-9:30pm @ Grannan’s Seafood

Friday Night Live with Bailey Bail
11:00pm @ McGill’s

Loveover and Cassette Tapes
9:30pm-12:00am @ Taco Pica

Scrabble Friday’s
1:30pm-4pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

T.G.I.F Party with Del
10:00pm @ Callahan’s Pub

 

 

 


Saturday, March 31st

She Said Feck Launch / THTM / CHIPS / Little Cities
10:00pm-2:00am @ Pepper’s Pub

Yuk Yuk’s Presents Christophe Davidson
8:00pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

On the Main Stage – Alter Ego
10:30pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Rebecca Dobbelsteyn
7pm – 9pm @ Taco Pica

Rock it with Del ‘live on stage’ Dance Party

10:00pm @ Callahan’s pub

Live at the Matinee – Open Mic
4:00pm-8:00pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

 A Little Help For A Friend
9pm – 1am @ McGill’s

The Great Canadian Karaoke Challenge
@ First City Brewery

 


Sunday, April 1st

Saint John Riptide Vs Cape Breton
2:00pm @ Harbour Station

Man in the Moon – Early Literacy for Men and Babies
11 am @ The Saint John Free Public Library

 

 

Uptown Mug #78 . Cherise Letson

Cherise Letson is most likely a name you are familiar with if you follow intelligent uptown conversation and/or hang out at trendy uptown locales.  She is often on the scene as associate editor of Huddle, an online business publication that covers New Brunswick and the East Coast, as well is noticeably on point and current, utilizing various social media channels.  As co-host/co-founder of Strange Grooves, a podcast and online community for vinyl/music lovers, she gets to share her talents for one of her passions, music.

Cherise is definitely one of our bright and beautiful personalities uptown who adds a special vibrancy to our scene.  Let’s get to know Cherise..

Where were you born?

I was born and raised in Saint John.

How long have you been part of the uptown scene?

I went to high school uptown, so I guess the area has felt like home to me for a while, even though I grew up on the east side. But I didn’t start living and working uptown until 2014, after I moved back to Saint John after I graduated university.

Who do you look to for inspiration?

I guess Huddle founders Allan Gates and Lise Hansen are the first people who pop into my mind. I wouldn’t be doing all that I’m doing now without their constant support and encouragement.
There’s also my long-time mentor Lisa Hrabluk, who has helped me so much both personally and professionally over the past four years. That woman is a damn visionary, seriously.
Of course, I can’t forget my Strange Grooves co-host and dear friend Cait Milberry. She has such an amazing drive and is always looking for new ways to elevate others. She rules.

Favorite Musician?

Steppenwolf, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones

What is your Uptown Insider Tip?

Five & Dime! It’s my absolute favorite bar in the whole city. Great people, great vinyl, great atmosphere, what more could you want? I just love being there.
The Cask & Kettle‘s breakfast poutine is to die for.
MIX Resto Bar has a really nice view. A lot of people don’t think to go there because it’s at the top of Brunswick Square by the Delta Marriott. They have great drinks and food too!

Old School Barber at New Location, Union Street. Welcome to Maritime Cuts Barbers

There’s nothing like an old fashioned hot towel shave or other classic barber service and the boys at Maritime Cuts are old school pro with a modern edge.  Jose, Chris, and Josh have opened shop at 139 Union Street and welcome new clients.  Check them out at their shop, on FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM (@MaritimeCutsSJ), or give them a call at 214.8668 and book yourself a treat.

 

 

 

 

Uptown Dollars Are Here!

Have you ever wanted to give a friend or colleague a ‘gift card’ for uptown?  Well, now you can.  Uptown Saint John Inc., uptown’s Business Improvement Association, is launching a new program – ‘Uptown Dollars,’ which can be purchased and used like cash at participating uptown businesses.

Uptown Dollars will be available to purchase at face value, year around, at the Uptown Saint John BIA office location, 17 Canterbury Street.

 

Participating Merchants:

Apparel & Accessories

Baubles
Bentley, Brunswick Square
Colwell’s (Men)
Colwell’s (Women)
Ella The Shop
Envy, Market Square
Heartbreak Boutique
Inspire Collections
Lordon
Manchester Shoe Salon
Pristine
Samuel & Co, Market Square
Strong & Free
The Urban Shoe Myth
Walsh Luggage
W Smith & Co. Fine Jewelers

Food & Drink

Barred Rock Chicken
Big Tide Brewing Co.
Billy’s Seafood
Britt’s Pub & Eatery, Princess Street
Cask and Kettle Irish Gastropub
Church Street Steakhouse
Churchill’s Pub
Cora’s, Brunswick Square
Dean’s Meats
Decimal 81
Five & Dime
Freddie’s Pizza & Donair
Gahan House
Grannan’s Seafood & Grill
Happinez Wine Bar
Hopscotch Whisky Bar
Java Moose, Prince William Street
Java Moose, Saint John City Market
Jeremiah’s
Kebab House
Lemongrass Thai Fare/Pepper’s Pub
Marjorie’s Cafe
McGill’s
North Market Seafood
Piece O’Cake
Picaroon’s General Store
Port City Royal
Rocky’s Sports Bar
Rogue Coffee
Ryan Duffy’s
Saint John Ale House
Second Cup, King Street
Slocum & Ferris
Subway, King Street
Taco Pica
Taste of Egypt
Thai Pho, Union Street
Thandi
The Baking Stone
The Infusion Tea Room
Toro Taco

Specialty Stores & Boutiques

Backstreet Records
Buckland Merrifield Gallery
Cobalt Art Gallery
Craftology
Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Decor8
Doyle & Day Design
Dr. Brown & Associates
Eastward Sales
Element5 Spa
Freak Lunchbox
Fundy Bay Organics
Good Fibrations
Handworks Gallery
Heroes’ Beacon
Keirstead’s Flower Shop
Kim Jakobsen Design Presents …Creative Collab
Land & Sea Apparel
New Brunswick Museum Shop
On & Off Court
Paddington Station
Pat’s Secret Garden
Perfume’s Plus
Pete’s Frootique
Scheherazade Books & Music
The Butcher’s Daughter
The Corn Crib
The Feel Good Store
Trinity Galleries
Tuck Studio
Vogue Optical, King Street

Services

Element5 Spa
Freedom Tours
iNk Graphic Design Service Corp.
New Brunswick Museum
New Brunswick Sports Massage Clinic
Refresh Wellness Studio
Saint John Theatre Company
Saint John Tool Library
The Yoga Co-Op

Accommodations

Chipman Hill Suites

Uptown Events This Weekend – March 9-11

Friday, March 9

Powerful Pollinators
9am-5pm @ The New Brunswick Museum

Yuk Yuk’s Presents Matt Richardson
8pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Spoutnique & Jaguar Knight
10pm-2am @ Pepper’s Pub

Meet a Sloth! Saint John – Diversity of Living Things!
10am-5pm @ Saint John Trade & Convention Centre

On the Main Stage – Signal Hill
10:30pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Friday Night Entertainment
7:00-9:30pm @ Grannan’s Seafood

Friday Night Live with Bailey Bail
11:00pm @ McGill’s

Lionsault/Butcher/Spirit of the Wildfire/Moonlight Project
9:30pm @ Taco Pica

Sea Dogs vs. Acadie-Bathurst
7pm @ Harbour Station

Scrabble Fridays
1:30pm-4pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

T.G.I.F Party with Del
10:00pm @ Callahan’s Pub

 

 

 


Saturday, March 10

 

Powerful Pollinators
10am-4pm @ The New Brunswick Museum

Yuk Yuk’s Presents Matt Richardson
8pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Dapper Dan and the Drive-In Classics
11pm-2am @ Pepper’s Pub

Meet a Sloth! Saint John – Diversity of Living Things!
10am-5pm @ Saint John Trade & Convention Centre

On the Main Stage – Signal Hill
10:30pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Jon McKiel/Construction & Destruction/Julie Doiron/ WROTE
9:30pm-1am @ Taco Pica

Sea Dogs vs. Moncton
7pm @ Harbour Station

Author Visit – Nancy Ouellet
12pm-5pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library, Market Square

Rock it with Del ‘live on stage’ Dance Party
10:00pm @ Callahan’s pub

Live at the Matinee – Open Mic
4pm-8pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Stephen MacDougall of Slowcoaster
12pm-2pm @ Saint John City Market

 

 

 


Sunday, March 11

March Break at the NB Museum
12pm-5pm @ The New Brunswick Museum

Riptide vs. Cape Breton
1pm @ Harbour Station

Sunday Movie Matinee
2pm-4pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Irish Whisky Tasting
5pm-8pm @ Hopscotch Whisky Bar