Welcome Uptown, Kevin Goggan Fresh Art

Artist and Graphics Designer, Kevin Goggan, can now be found in our historic Saint John City Market.  Kevin’s inviting space showcases his own work, along with a few other artists in the form of both original pieces and copies.  A popular item for sale this time of year is his 2019 Calendar, featuring a variety of his work for every month.  You can find Kevin at his stall in the market daily, and may even catch him at work if you are lucky!  Welcome uptown, Kevin!

Find Kevin at the Saint John City Market, 47 Charlotte Street
Phone: 506.650.1684
Facebook: Kevin Goggan Fresh Art
Instagram: @kevin.goggan

 

Chop Chop Restaurants Present Cheque to Lunch Connection

 

Uptown Saint John and the restaurants who participated in our Chop Chop Fall 2018 Restaurant Week were thrilled this afternoon to present a cheque for $6,267 to Lunch Connection.  This amount represents $1 per every Chop Chop dish sold by all restaurants during our recent fall restaurant week.

For Lunch Connection, each dollar provides one meal for a child through this program.  Lunch Connection organizers 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 Fall 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):

Santos Ruyan Juarez – Taco Pica
Fran Menton – Acadia Broadcasting, Event Sponsor
Chris Grannan – Grannan’s Seafood & Grill, Church Street Steakhouse, Churchill’s Bar & Pub
Peter Stoddart – Saint John Ale House, Barred Rock Chicken, Toro Taco
Paula Radwan – Taste of Egypt
Amy Barrett-Kay – Picaroon’s, Event Sponsor
Erin Hodge – Inner City Youth Ministry, Lunch Connection
Brian Earle – Inner City Youth Ministry, Lunch Connection
Mark Slader – Inner City Youth Ministry, Lunch Connection
Nancy Tissington – Uptown Saint John Inc., Executive Director

 

Welcome to Bubbles & Balms!

The Saint John City Market is now home to Bubbles & Balms – specializing in essential oils and organic self-care items.  Husband and wife team, Justin and Judith, have moved back home after establishing this business out west and are being very well received in Saint John.  Judith and Justin make all of the naturally scented products by hand and a chat with either of them at their shop will point you in the right direction.  That’s if you happen to get past where your nose points you – there are some wonderfully aromatic items at Bubbles & Balms in the form of bath fizzes, body butters, bubble truffles, natural deodorants and much more.

Stop by for some Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers and welcome Bubbles & Balms to the neighbourhood!

Find Bubbles & Balms:

In the Saint John City Market
Facebook:  @lovemybubblesandbalms
Phone:  506,650.7627
Online:  bubblesandbalms.ca

 

Judith slices a new batch of soap, ready for curing:

Welcome to USTATION

Uptown Saint John is now home to a new and innovative work/creative/productive space – USTATION.  Owned and operated by four ambitious Saint John’ers who recognize the value of being located in the heart of our city, Andrew, Brad, Glen, and Jeff each lend their own expertise to USTATION and their enthusiasm and energy is impressive and contagious.

USTATION is a membership based work space with various layouts, all integrating the beauty of the historic building at 87 Prince William Street.  Whether you like the comfort of a private work area or are more productive in a communal space – there is something for everyone.  The space is super close to our wonderful coffeeshops and restaurants uptown – so it’s easy to grab a drink or bite and make yourself comfortable while you ‘get to work.’

Find out more about USTATION including price points and what the packages include:

Online:  ustation.ca

Facebook:  @USTATIONwork

Twitter:  @USTATIONwork

Instagram:  ustationwork

87 Prince William Street, 2nd Floor

Welcome Uptown to Sweet! Boutique

Perhaps you have noticed, the corner of Charlotte and King Square South is looking very sweet!  That beautiful corner in the Admiral Beatty Building is now home to Sweet! Boutique, and we are thrilled to welcome this fabulous gift shop.  This is the second location for Sweet! Boutique, the first being in Rothesay.  Wendy and her staff invite you to stop in and shop the several ladies clothing lines…tops and sweaters, winter coats and jackets, and capes..boots, handbags and hats scarves and gloves.  Below are a few photos, but you must stop in to fully appreciate the wonderful clothing and giftware available, just in time for holiday shopping!

Welcome to uptown, Sweet! Boutique!

Owner, Wendy Gallant

Find Sweet! Boutique at King’s Square South
Facebook: @SweetBoutiqueNB

 

Congrats To Our Very Own OBA Winners!

The Saint John Region Chamber recently hosted their annual Outstanding Business Awards event recognizing those in our community who have made remarkable business strides.  Uptown Saint John Inc, the Business Improvement Association for uptown Saint John, is super proud to congratulate three of our very own members for winning in their categories.

Taste of Egypt – Entrepreneurial Achievement Award

Congratulations Paula and Ehab Radwan, Taste of Egypt

 

Historica Developments – Development Award

Congratulations, Keith Brideau and all of your Historica Developments team!

 

Acadia Broadcasting (CHSJ and The Wave) – Big Heart Award

Congratulations to all of the Big Hearts at Acadia Broadcasting!

 

Thank you to The Saint John Region Chamber for recognizing the businesses and people who are helping move our city forward.  Congratulations to all of the recipients!

#LoveLifeUptown

Uptown Mug #82 . Kyla Chung

Perhaps you have noticed Kyla practicing her talent and creating beautiful paintings just inside the window of Trinity Galleries at 128 Germain Street.  There, in the warm sunlight or cozy and safe from the weather outside, Kyla looks comfortable and at ease composing the most impressive paintings.  Many of her pieces will touch those who love uptown as they are depictions of the very buildings and streetscapes that no doubt inspire her from where she sits. Kyla Chung is the Artist in Residence at Trinity Galleries and we are fortunate to have her in our city and right under our nose, blessing us with her talents daily.  Kyla is fairly new to uptown, but she is loving it and we certainly love her being here.

Kyle will be having a show on November 2nd at the Saint John Arts Centre, until December 21st, an opportunity she earned along with a Saint John Arts Centre Grant last May. This show is about her ‘study’ paintings for her next big project.  (She is studying how to paint cityscapes, Saint John buildings, streets, and the mood of Saint John – quite interesting and very rich subject matter indeed.)  Kyla will be creating a current Saint John scene combined with destroyed heritage buildings which undoubtably will be emotional, moving and beautiful.

Meanwhile, please stop by to see Kyla at the Trinity Galleries in Germain Street. There is also a cute little dog, Henry.

Let’s get to know Kyla..

Where were you born/Where are you from?

I was born in South Korea, Seoul. I moved to Canada, New Brunswick in 2007 with my family. So it’s been about 11 years now.

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

It has been only about 10 months. My family lives in Quispamsis and I didn’t have much chance to go uptown when I was in high school. Even for about 6 months after I graduated and got back from OCAD University in Toronto, I had absolutely no idea how artistic this city is. Thankfully, Mike Wennberg who is a friend of my parents, and who is on the Board of Directors of ArtsLinkNB, told me about everything about Uptown Saint John and helped me to get in touch with many art people in this town.

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

Francis Bacon, the Artist. When I was a second-year student at OCAD University, I had a chance to go to see Francis Bacon exhibition at AGO. As soon as I saw his artwork, Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, I fell in love with his use of colour, figures, themes, scale, and everything. My artworks have been hugely influenced and changed from that point of the time. Every time I experience a slump, I search for his artworks.

And it is hard to say as an inspiration, though, Beth, the owner of the Trinity Galleries. I want to have my own gallery someday in the future and I am learning a lot from her. I like how she makes decisions without any hesitation. See how she created this ‘Artist in Residence’ job and hiring me who just got graduated from an art school!

Any pets?

I can see my future as a crazy cat lady. Unfortunately, I’ve never had a pet in my life. I will get cats once I have my own safe house with enough money to take care of my cats that I’ve already named.

What is your worst habit?

I need to sleep a lot. If I feel tired, I can sleep all day, literally like 24 hours. But I want to be a morning person.

What is your Uptown Insider Tip?

I don’t really have an Insider Tip, yet. However, I’ve been stoking the Heartbreak Boutique store on my way to work every day. Never had a chance to go in because they close earlier than our gallery. I love their unique style. Oh, and when sunset, the view from the law court/ Saint John Arts Centre is amazing. I tried to depict that beautiful colour in one of my paintings.

 

Find Kyla at work right inside the front window of Trinity Galleries on the corner of Germain and Princess St,  Tuesday-Saturday, until December.

Online:  kylachung.com

Trinity Galleries Link:  trinitygalleries.com

Instagram:  @kylachung

Crosby’s Gingerbread Trail 2018

Crosby’s Gingerbread Trail has become a very special holiday tradition uptown.  Between November 26th and December 24th, view hand-made gingerbread creations at various businesses uptown.  Perhaps try to see every one and pick your favorite!  This is a perfect time to enjoy a relaxing day uptown with all of the seasonal sights and sounds.  Be sure to stop for hot chocolate and a Christmas Cookie!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to see the Gingerbread creations:

Adecco . Market Square, Level 1

Angus Miller Ltd . Market Square, Level 2

Atlantica . Market Square, Level 1

Barred Rock Chicken . Market Square, Level 1

Billy’s Seafood Company . 51 Charlotte Street

Brunswick Square Dental . Brunswick Square, Level 3

Creative Connections . 95 Prince William Street

Enterprise Saint John . 40 King Street

Grannan’s Seafood & Grill . Market Square, Level 1

Harbourview High Culinary Arts Class . Viewable at Imperial Theatre

Heroes’ Beacon . 25 Charlotte Street

Hilton Hotel . One Market Square

Inspire Collections . Market Square, Level 1

Keirsteads Flower Shop . 143 Charlotte Street

Lemongrass Thai Fare . Market Square, Bar Level

Manchester Shoe Salon . Market Square, Level 2

McGill’s . Market Square, Bar Level

New Brunswick Museum . Market Square, Level 1

Partner’s Global Commercial Real Estate . 17 Canterbury Street

Port Saint John . Brunswick Square, Level 2

Printworks . Market Square, Level 1

Rock 88.9 . Market Square, Level 1

Saint John Ale House . Market Square, Level 1

Saint John Free Public Library . Market Square, Level 2

Salesforce . Brunswick Square, Level 2

Samuel & Co . Market Square, Level 1

Telus . Market Square, Level 2

The Baking Stone . Saint John City Market

The Chapman Group . 115-117 Germain Street

Tim Hortons . Market Square, Level 1

Toro Taco . Market Square, Level 1

Uptown Vibes . 80 Prince William Street

Walsh Luggage . Market Square, Level 1

Wild Flours Sweets and Treats . 91 Prince William Street

Welcome to Wild Flours Sweets and Treats!

We all appreciate a good sweet treat and Prince William Street now has the perfect sweet spot.  Previously Piece O’Cake Custom Creations, Wild Flours Sweets and Treats owner Sarah McNulty wants to continue the quality customers have come to know, but change the game a bit by adding other types of goodies including delightful and delicious cupcakes, cheesecake, cookies, cinnamon buns, chocolate covered cherries and more.   As well, the space is now accommodating, inviting seating for those who want to escape into taste temptation bliss and enjoy their purchase with a cup of coffee or tea.

Stop by if you are having that incessant sugar craving, if you are looking for a new spot to meet with a friend or colleague or if you want to surprise someone with a truly delightful surprise.  Sarah is also continuing the tradition of creating custom order cakes for birthdays and such.  Gluten Free is available.

Welcome Sarah and all of your team at Wild Flours Sweets and Treats!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find Wild Flours Sweets and Treats

On the street:  91 Prince William Street
Online: wildflours.ca
Facebook:  @WildFloursSweetsandTreats
Phone:  506.696.7622
Instagram: @wildflourssweets