Chop Chop Winter 2019 presents to Lunch Connection

The restaurants who participated in Chop Chop Winter 2019 presented a nice plump cheque for $6,652 to Lunch Connection today.

$1 from EVERY Chop Chop dish sold during Chop Chop Restaurant Week is accounted for and given directly to this cause. It is very gratifying as providers and, as the happily consuming public, to know that through indulging in this way, school children are being fed.

The Lunch Connection provides free hot lunch programs that serve deserving children and youth of Saint John.

THANK YOU to all how ate out during Chop Chop Winter and to the restaurants for their generosity towards this wonderful community cause.

Pictured in photo:
Nancy Tissington, Executive Director of Uptown Saint John Inc.
Amy Barrett-Kay, Event Sponsor, Picaroon’s
Erin Hodge, Representing Lunch Connection
Brian Earle, Representing Lunch Connection
Benjamin Gilcrist, Representing Lunch Connection

Uptown Mug #86 . Mike Capson

Mike Capson is one of those guys.  You know, we all have heard of him and see him around, but he has just the right amount of mystery to make us curious.  Mike is one of the cool kids on the block at ICS Creative Agency – but that is just his day job.  He is also a master photographer and philanthropist with a heart to make our community better.

Let’s get to know Mike:


Where were you born/Where are you from?
I was born in Saint John, New Brunswick. I grew up and attended high school in Rothesay. Then after graduating my family moved to East Saint John while I attended UNBSJ.

How long have you been a part of the uptown scene?
I’ve been part of the Uptown scene on & off for the past decade or so. I first started to spend a lot of time uptown while I was studying Communications at UNBSJ. I’d take the bus home from school and jump off on King St then head to see some bands. I moved back to Rothesay for a short stint once I graduated. It was during this short period I created ICS Creative Agency with my best friend/business partner Zack Spear. We had an office in Rothesay for close to a year but we both felt something was missing. We were bored in Rothesay. We really missed the liveliness of the city so we picked up shop and moved Uptown Saint John.

Name one or two people who you look too for inspiration?
My Dad is definitely someone I look to for inspiration. He’s the man I always strive to be in life and work. As a fellow entrepreneur I can always relate to him. He is such a hard worker and selfless person. He is always there when I need him and more so when I don’t need him. Over the past month he has finally retired and I couldn’t be happier for him and my Mom. My other source of inspiration comes from my two daughters, Lauren and Aubrey. They provide me with such happiness that even on the worst of days I can think about them smiling and move forward.

What is your favorite season, and why?
My favourite season is definitely Fall. It might be just because I am a photographer but I love the beautiful mix of yellows and oranges during the fall months. They provide an exquisite compliment with uptown Saint John buildings which are mainly brick.

What is your ultimate favorite snack food?
I live for old cheeses and blueberries.

Coffee, tea, or other?
Decaf Coffee with 2 cream, always.

Any pets?
I have one pet. His name is Gus and he is a white pug. He snorts, sneezes, and sheds exponentially.

Most guilty pleasure?
I’ve cut a lot of guilty pleasures out of my life in the past few years. Mainly cigarettes and bread.

Worst habit?
My worst habit has to be biting my nails or possibly how long I take to respond to peoples emails. Is 7 days too long?

Favorite Musician?
My music tastes fluctuate based on the time of the year. At the tail end of the winter I tend to go into a John Mayer period for about a month until spring really surfaces. This usually leads into a heavy binge of Canadian progressive metal bands like “Protest The Hero” & “Intervals.”  Once summer arrives I’ll slip into some Steely Dan, SRV, or Jimi Hendrix. Then in the winter I usually stick with The Beach Boys, and April Wine.

What is your Uptown Insider Tip?
Kebab House .49 wings from Wednesday to Friday. It’s a low carb paradise.


Find Mike and his team daily at ICS Creative Agency, 41 Princess Street
ICS Facebook
Instagram @mikecapson

Vito’s – Classic, Authentic, Delicious!

In 1972, four young, ambitions gentlemen decided to come to Saint John to open Vito’s – a pizza, lasagna, and spaghetti restaurant.  In 1984, the Georgoudis brothers expanded to uptown and we haven’t been the same since.  Still using the original pasta and pizza sauce, the restaurant takes pride in keeping their signature sauce in their time-honored dishes as well as offering new items, as public tastes and trends evolve.  Recently, Vito’s Uptown has undergone renovations and the feel is both comfortable and stylish.  Located on the corner of Union and Peel Plaza, Vito’s offers dine-in and take out service, and has been known to ship as far as across Canada a time or two.  That is just how unique and delicious their dishes are – the sauce is one of a kind and you will be back for more!

Today, original founder and patriarch Nick visits daily, overseeing and enjoying the business he has known for years as well as socializing with the locals, in style.  The next generation now do the legwork and they are good hometown boys – continuing to honour the quality Vito’s has had from day one.  This year they celebrate 35 years uptown.  Stop by and raise a glass and dine with them.  It may be on the perimeter of uptown, but the food is unmatched, the beer (local and craft) is cold and the wine is fine.

Pictured above:  Big George, Little George, Nick and Mike  (original photo – Georgoudis brothers; Peter, Demetri, Nick, Costa)


Phone:  634.3900
Uptown Address:  2 Peel Plaza
Vito’s on FACEBOOK
Vito’s on TWITTER

Uptown Saint John cleans up, despite the rain! Uptown Clean Sweep 2019 – recap.

In conjunction with Earth Day, Uptown Saint John – the Business Improvement Association – hosts the 5th Annual Uptown Clean Sweep, April 23, 2019.

Spring is the season, after all, and though we had significant rain this morning, that couldn’t dampen the spirits of all teams who came out to assist in the clean-up.  Enthusiasm wasn’t dampened for the 120 people who exhibited their pride in our uptown neighbourhood by picking up garbage bags full of trash and litter.  Though the morning was a wet one, it was very apparent that the community spirit and pride is alive and well.  This will be, not only our seasonal Clean Sweep day, but a kick-off to the coming months of doing our part in making uptown more beautiful and inviting.  If these folks can do it in the down-pouring rain, we can do it on a regular basis.  Let’s keep uptown ‘clean to the core!’

Special thanks to:

Hilton Saint John
Market Square
City of Saint John and the Green Machine
97.3 The Wave
Country 94 well as our rock-star teams:

Hilton Saint John
Hemming’s House
City of Saint John and the Saint John Police Force
Saint John Ale House
Cardinal Path
Brunswick Square
Gilbert McGloan Gillis
Canada Homes for Rent
Team Long
Bubbles & Balms
Economic Development of Greater Saint John
Peace of Mind Management
Acadia Broadcasting

Thanks again to everyone, and let’s do our part in keeping uptown clean! #LoveLifeUptown



Uptown Burger Week – 6th Annual!

Where’s the beef? Find it in all sizes, shapes and forms during our Sixth Annual Uptown Burger Week – April 29 – May 5!

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.






Barred Rock Chicken

One Market Square – Food Court


Nashville Chicken Burger   $9.99


The Nashville is a chicken burger tossed in Nashville sauce, topped with pickles and a dab of garlic aioli and our house made purple slaw garnished with a healthy amount of love! Burger can be purchased Separately or in a meal!



Big Tide Brewing Company

47 Princess Street


Billy’s Seafood

47-51 Charlotte Street

Sweet n Spicy Pulled Pork Sandwich   $15

Sweet n spicy pulled pork sandwich with crunchy slaw on a pretzel bun served with choice of waffle fries, salad or onion rings


Britt’s Pub + Eatery

42 Princess Street



Cask & Kettle Irish Gastropub

112 Prince William Street



Gut Cassidy and the Sundance Cheeseburger:

Chipolte Lime Burger:

To Veggies and Beyond:

Irish L.C. Burger:

Cask & Kettle Burger:

Churchill’s Pub & Church Street Steakhouse

10 Grannan Alley

The “Double Double”   $17

Our double Smash Burger with cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle on a savoury sour cream glazed donut.  Served with a “Double double” coffee milkshake.



East Coast Bistro

60 Prince William Street
BURGERS ($18 / includes choice of potato chips, salad, or fries):
Bistro Bacon Mac
two beef patties, bacon, pickles, aged cheddar, shredded iceberg lettuce, thousand island dressing, toasted sesame bun
fried “not chicken” patty, shredded iceberg lettuce, soy aioli, toasted sesame bun
Mushroom Fondue Burger
beef patty, garlic & thyme sautéed mushrooms, provolone & parmesan fondue sauce, smoked paprika grainy mustard, toasted sesame bun 
Dessert Burger
chocolate cremeux patty, white chocolate cheese, raspberry ketchup, passion fruit mustard, kiwi pickle, sugar doughnut bun
caramel popcorn brownie milkshake


Gahan House

87 Prince William Street


Grannan’s Seafood & Grill

1 Market Square

The “Super Classic”   $17

Ground ribeye burger, topped with aged white cheddar, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, pickle and butter toasted brioche bun.  Served with a Creamsicle Milkshake.

The Grilled St. Andrews Salmon Burger   $17
Local grilled 4oz fillet, topped with guacamole aioli, peach salsa, mesclun greens, tomato and butter toasted brioche bun.  Served with a Creamsicle Milkshake.

Infusion Tea Room

41 Charlotte Street

The Famous Bulgogy Burger with 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.
Hawaiian Turkey Burger with Soup
Teriyaki marinated turkey patty with grilled pineapple and onion create uniqueness of amazing taste come with avocado yogurt spread. Looking for healthy food, start at “Infusion”
All soups are Gluten free and different daily!

Italian By Night

97 Germain Street


DNI  (definitely not Italian)   $20

House ground 6 oz beef tenderloin and chuck patty, red Leicester cheddar, Dijon and horseradish aioli, crispy bacon, roasted plum tomato, fresh red onion and arugula on grilled pretzel bun

       served with frites and secret dipping sauce



Kebab House

88 Prince William Street

Koobideh Burger   $9.95

Burger bun, koobideh (beef & lamb kebab), red onion, lettuce, tomato and dill pickle

Choice of sauce: garlic, ranch or Kebab House special sauce



Lemongrass Thai Fare/Peppers Pub


One Market Square

The Big Bad Wolf!   $16
A hoisin pork burger with bacon and slow braised pork belly. Topped with lettuce, tomato, pickles and a lime, jalapeño and ginger aioli. All stacked between a toasted rustic bun.



One Market Square

Chorizo Verde Pork Burger   $6




MIX Resto|Bar

39 King Street (Brunswick Square/Delta Restaurant)



Port City Royal

45 Grannan Street

Butter Chicken Burger   $18

Butter Chicken Burger begins with a marinated chicken breast from Spring Meadows Farm that is breaded, fried and tossed in butter curry. We top it with paneer and a tomato onion relish with cilantro and toasted cumin; all on our potato bun.  With a choice of side.


Pho Burger   $18

Our Pho Burger is an all beef patty from Oxbow Farms with hoisin mayo, sriracha, bean sprouts, crispy rice noodles, and a hot pepper relish with basil, cilantro and lime; all on our potato bun.  With a choice of side.


Spanish White Bean Burger   $18

Our Spanish White Bean Burger starts with our vegetarian white bean patty. We top it with grilled red pepper aioli, oven roasted tomatoes, avocados, arugula and pickled red onions; all on our potato bun.  With a choice of side.


Rocky’s Sports Bar

7 Market Square


Saint John Ale House

One Market Square


The Power Burger   $18

Chickpea, quinoa and charred corn, tamarind aioli, arugula on a GF sesame bun

Summer Sausage Burger   $19.50

Beer and onion jam, hot mustard, sauerkraut on a brioche bun

Brisket Burger   $19.50

Goat cheese fritter, smoked tomato jam, balsamic on a house milk bun

“Ham” Burger   $17

Shaved smoked jambon blanc, house processed cheese, pickles, spicy ketchup on a house milk bun


Slocum & Ferris

Saint John City Market

Slocum’s Crispy Dulse and Bacon Burger   $11.99

With Burnt Cheddar, sautéed Garlic Mushrooms, drizzle of horseradish sauce, fresh just-ground burger from Dean’s Meats! Dulse Optional! Chips and coleslaw

Includes a can of Bubbly fruit drink, or can of soda, or Naya Water


Social Bar Steakhouse


One Market Square

Taste of Egypt

87 King Street




33 Canterbury Street


8oz Panko Crusted Haddock & garlic potato paddy served with dill tarter sauce, lettuce and tomato on a Poppy Seed Kaiser and topped with our homemade spring roll, served with Korma Poutine.


8oz fresh ground Pork and Beef stuffed with beef brisket and smoked gouda, on a Poppy Seed Kaiser, garnished with BBQ Sauce, Roasted Tomato Mayo and Onion Bhaji, serve with Korma Poutine.



Uptown Donuts


Saint John City Market





Urban Deli

68 King Street

ENJOY YOUR BURGERS WITH:   Hand Cut Frites / Pasta or Potato Salad / Coleslaw / Soup


  • crisp sriracha chicken
  • cilantro / lime aioli
  • poached egg
  • cucumber slices
  • green onion
  • UD coleslaw


  • PLANT BASED BURGERyou don’t have to be vegetarian to truly enjoy this burger – real plant proteins
  • dollop of dijon aioli
  • sauteed portabello mushrooms
  • melted Swiss cheese


  • UD burger patty
  • ancho aioli
  • salsa
  • jalapeno peppers
  • tex-mex cheese
  • topped with Tortilla chips for the added crunch

As always, we look forward to your visit – reservations:  652-3354 or visit


26 Germain Street

The All Day Breakfast Burger   $15
House made vegan sausage patty, tofu scramble, cheese, mushroom bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, blueberry jam. served with homefries.
vegan or vegetarian option.


2 Peel Plaza



The York Bistro + Pub

75 Smythe Street (Hilton Hotel Restaurant)




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


Welcome to Uptown, Byers Boutique!

Renee Byers has a passion for local, as well as natural skin care products.  It all began in her home, seeing a need for skin care that doesn’t contain harsh chemicals and additives.  She started by creating a natural lip balm and has grown to producing, in addition to her lip balms; Lotions & Creams, Face & Body Wash, Old fashioned Soap Bars, Massage Oils and Bath Bombs/Soaks.  She has worked her way to needing a bigger space and now calls 38 Water Street home for her thriving business.  Here you will find skin and body care products created by her as well as other natural brands.  Renee has also stocked some interesting items and giftware like home-made facecloths, dryer balls, and unique lamps created from repurposed pipes, made by her husband.

Stop by Byers Boutique bright and beautiful space and meet the lovely Renee, while you treat yourself to some of her locally made natural products.  Welcome uptown, Renee and Byers Boutique!

Find Byers Boutique:

On the Street:  38 Water Street
Phone:  634.0369
Facebook:  Byers Boutique


Weekend Events . March 15-17

Friday, March 15

Saint John Home Show 2019

12:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Live Music at Grannan’s with The Spinnaker Brothers

7:00 pm @ Grannan’s Seafood & Grill (Bar)

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:30 am – 2:00 pm @ Saint John City Market

Uncorked Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ King’s Square

Beer Tasting Tour

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Friday Night Dance Party at Callie’s Pub

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callie’s Pub

Scrabble Fridays 

1:30 pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

For The Love Of Coffee

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @Rogue Coffee

Mr. Morris – Friday Nights

9:30 pm @ Five and Dime

New Kenny & Spenny Live Comedy Show

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Delta Hotel Ballroom

A Night Of Arts At Taste Of Egypt – Sam Roozbahini and Mary Douce

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Taste Of Egypt

ENSO Party 

8:00 pm – 10:30 pm @ BunkHaus Hostel with Cafe + Tap Room

Irish Thunder – Boxing on the Bay 

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ East coast boxing and Performance Center

Danny Michel at the Sanctuary Theatre

8:00 pm – 10:15 pm @ Sanctuary Theatre


Saturday, March 16

Saturday Morning Cartoons

11:00 am @ The BunkHaus Hostel, Cafe & Tap Room

Wife Goes On Dinner Theatre   

6:30pm – 10:00 pm @ Water Street Dinner Theatre

Justin Flom Live

7:00 pm @ Imperial Theatre

Hammond River Collective, The Continuance, Doctor Roberts 

11:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Peppers Pub

 Carnival // with Roger Lord and Andrew Creeggan – The Family Show

10:30 am @ Symphony New Brunswick

4:00 pm @ Symphony New Brunswick

Newcomers’ Saturday Social

2:00 pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:30 am – 2:00 pm @ Saint John City Market

Uncorked Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ King’s Square

Beer Tasting Tour

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Fundy Comic Arts Society Meeting

10:00 am – 1:00pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Saint John Home Show 

10:00 am – 6:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Anniversary Celebration 

10:00 am – 6:00 pm @ Urban Shoe Myth

Women’s Yoga

11:00 am – 12:15 pm @ The Yoga Co-op

St. Patrick’s Day at the Cask and Kettles 

9:00 am – 1:00 am @ Cask and Kettles

St. Patrick’s Day

9:00 am @ O’Leary’s Irish Pub

For the love of Fran 

1:00 pm @ Royal Canadian Lancaster Legion Branch 69

Seeding Plants To start Indoors – Gardening Workshop 

10:30 am – 11:30 am @ Crescent Valley Resource Center

Adam Moore Live @ Taco Pica Special Guest “Hardly There”

10:00 pm – 12:00 am @ Taco Pica Restaurant

Sunday, March 17

150 Years of Beers Tour

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Various Locations Uptown

Sunday Movie Matinee

2:00 pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Sunday Funday – BOGO and Board Games

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Saint John Ale House

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroon’s General Store

Sunday Laughter Dark

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm @ McGill’s

Sketch Club 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm @The Saint John Free Public Library

Carnival // with Roger Lord and Andrew Greeggan – The Family Show 

2:00 @ Symphony New Brunswick

Saint John Home Show

10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Saint Patrick’s Day Irish Whiskey & Food Pairing

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm @ Thandi Restaurant

Patrick’s Weekend 

11:00 am – 12:00 am @ Saint John Ale House

Family Supper 

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm @ Stone Messy Church

Author Visit – Amy Spurway 

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

St. Patrick’s Day at Foghorn!

5:30 pm – 10:30 pm @ Foghorn Brewing Company

St. Patrick’s Day

11:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Irish Pub

The Irish In Saint John With Belinda Balemans 

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Lily lake Pavilion’s St. Patrick’s Day 

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sunday @ Lily Lake Pavilion


St. Patrick’s Day with Scott Mullins 

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sunday @ McGill’s Restaurant




Weekend Events . March 8-10

Friday, March 8

This March Break, PLAY at the NBM

10:00 am – 5:00 pm @ The New Brunswick Museum

Meet a Camel & More – Little Ray’s Wildlife Festival

10:00 am – 5:00 pm @ Market Square

International Women’s Day 2019, presented by PRUDE Inc.

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Community Packing Party

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm @ The Yoga Co-Op

Saint John Sea Dogs vs. Acadie-Bathurst

7:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Live Music at Grannan’s with Bill Brayley

7:30 pm @ Grannan’s Seafood & Grill (Bar)

Scrabble Fridays

1:30 pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Sun K // Jamie Comeau & The Crooked Teeth

10:00 pm – 1:30 am @ Pepper’s Pub

Wife Goes On Dinner Theatre

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Water Street Dinner Theatre

Shaydid, on the Main Stage

10:30 pm  @ O’Leary’s Pub

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:30 am – 2:00 pm @ Saint John City Market

Uncorked Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ King’s Square

Beer Tasting Tour

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Friday Night Live DJ Travdad

11:00 pm @ McGill’s

Mr. Morris – Friday Nights

9:30 pm @ Five and Dime

Friday Night Dance Party at Callie’s Pub

10:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Callie’s Pub


Saturday, March 9

Meet a Camel & More – Little Ray’s Wildlife Festival

10:00 am – 5:00 pm @ Market Square

Saturday Morning Cartoons

11:00 am @ The BunkHaus Hostel, Cafe & Tap Room

Wife Goes On Dinner Theatre

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Water Street Dinner Theatre

The Cheesecake Burlesque Review

7:30 pm @ The Imperial Theatre

Shaydid, on the Main Stage

10:30 pm  @ O’Leary’s Pub

This March Break, PLAY at the NBM

10:00 am – 5:00 pm @ The New Brunswick Museum

House Call W/DJ Bailiebail

11:00 pm – 3:00 am @ McGill’s

Newcomers’ Saturday Social

2:00 pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Saturday Lunch Concerts at the City Market, Featuring Amanda Weir & Sebastien Doucet

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm @ The City Market

Live at the Matinee, Hosted by Aaron Gunn

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:30 am – 2:00 pm @ Saint John City Market

Uncorked Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ King’s Square

Beer Tasting Tour

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Rock it with Del – Live on Stage Dance Party Saturday Night

10:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub



Sunday, March 10

Speakeasy Sunday

9:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Five and Dime

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Halifax

2:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Sunday Movie Matinee

2:00 pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

150 Years of Beers Tour

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Various Locations Uptown

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroon’s General Store

Sunday Funday – BOGO and Board Games

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Saint John Ale House

This March Break, PLAY at the NBM

10:00 am – 5:00 pm @ The New Brunswick Museum

Sunday Laughter Dark

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm @ McGill’s

2nd Annual Shop The Block

Shopping Uptown is about experience and we are celebrating our urban retail district with a day of shopping on Saturday, April 6th with our 2nd Annual ‘Shop The Block.’

Uptown, we are unique.  One can walk our beautiful streets and stop into various boutiques and shops as well as stroll from Market Square to Brunswick Square and all the way through to the historic City Market.  During ‘Shop The Block,’ you will enjoy the natural unique uptown shopping experience, and also be treated to special tastes, demos, sights, sounds, and indulgences along the way.

This is a perfect occasion to get some friends together and make a day of it.  Shop, take some photos, eat and sip, perhaps even take in some nightlife and stay the evening, enjoying a nice Sunday breakfast uptown.  It’s all up to you.  On street parking is FREE on Saturdays!


Join the event on FACEBOOK and invite your friends!


First Stop – the Uptown Saint John office at 17 Canterbury for a FREE shopping bag with treats and deals from our uptown businesses (limited quantity, while supplies last).  Also, enjoy some beats on the street from ‘La Reine Queen of Dance!   Forget the box, ‘Shop The Block!’

Watch for dynamic and vibrant pop-up demonstrations by Flamenco en Rouge (performing at Kent Theatre the evening of April 6) while you are out and about during Shop The Block.

Presented by Uptown Saint John Inc.  Sponsors: 97.3 The Wave and Country 94


Below is a listing of participating businesses and what they are treating you to during ‘Shop The Block.’

King Street

The Corn Crib
88 King Street

Enjoy a tax free sale on all essential oils during Shop The Block!

Handworks Gallery
12 King Street


Stop by to enjoy live painting demonstrations, as well as light refreshments!

20 King Street


Stay tuned!


Pristine Life
56 King Street


Stay tuned!


The Urban Shoe Myth
78 King Street

Stop by the Urban Shoe Myth for something ‘Shop The Block’ special!


Vogue Optical
75 King Street

Stop in for your FREE eyeglass cleaner and cloth.

Union Street

Visitors Shop + Gallery
145 Union Street

It’s a Spring Sale during Shop the Block, and we will be serving refreshments during the event.

Coburg Street

Dave Shoots Bookseller
40 Coburg Street

10% off all books (except consignment items), and serving Wendy’s famous homemade brownies all day.  (fruit available as well)

Prince William Street

Craftology SJ
177 Prince William Street

Tax already in the tag!  Enjoy!

Boutique Zekara
101 Prince William Street

Enjoy TAX FREE shopping during Shop The Block!

The Studio on Prince William
87 Prince William Street, 2nd Level

Stop by and snap a photo in the ultra cool photo booth, “self serve” style.  Also, enjoy local artisans in a mini marketplace in the space for a full fun and fabulous experience!

Uptown Vibes Ladies Fashions
80 Prince William Street

We will be giving away a gift with purchase, while supplies last.


TUCK Studio
122 Prince William Street

Tuck Studio will be hosting their bi-annual Holy Tuck: It’s a Floor Model Sale! Starting at 10am, save BIG on select floor model furniture, lighting and decor! First come, first served!

Wild Flours Sweets & Treats
91 Prince William Street

Stay tuned!


Scheherazade Books & Music
97 Prince William Street

During Shop The Block, stop in for refreshments.  A “portable potable + nummy nosh”.  Every purchase will receive a ballot for a draw for a Scheherazade Books & Music gift certificate.

Water Street

Doyle & Day Design
44 Water Street

Doyle & Day Design will be offering 25% – 50% off on Chenna Baree Sneakers, select bags and a a destash sale on an overstock of supplies (fabric, notions, thread etc)

Byers Boutique
38 Water Street

Tax Free at Byers Boutique during Shop The Block!

Canterbury Street

Buckland Merrifield Gallery
36 Canterbury Street

Enjoy the Spring feel of the Buckland Merrifield Gallery walls while enjoying refreshments and pottery throwing demonstrations throughout the afternoon.

On and Off Court
49 Canterbury Street

Save the tax today and enjoy a treat!

Germain Street

88 Germain Street

Gift with purchase for first 25 customers.

The Feel Good Store
89 Germain Street

Tax Free during Shop The Block and giving out bags of Peace by Chocolate chocolate eggs to the first 50 customers.  (10am-3pm)

Heartbreak Boutique
94 Germain Street

Receive a FREE gift for the first 25 customers!  Also, with every purchase – “pick a petal” from the flower of discounts! Super fun at Heartbreak Boutique!


Dr. Brown & Associates
101 Germain Street

$25 off sunglasses during Shop The Block!



Princess Street

Refresh Wellness Studio
91 Princess Street

Stop in and enjoy a roller bottle DIY project that afternoon using essential oils.


One Princess
Strong & Free
1 Princess Street

We will be offering a FREE ‘Strong and Free’ decal with every purchase.

The Saint John City Market

The Butcher’s Daughter
The Saint John City Market, 47 Charlotte Street

15% off purchases during Shop The Block


The Baking Stone
The Saint John City Market, 41 Charlotte Street

2 for 1 – Original Lobster Tails
While quantities last!

Bubbles and Balms
The Saint John City Market, 41 Charlotte Street

Stop by Bubbles and Balms in the Saint John City Market and try your hand at spinning the wheel for a chance to win a % off your order or free product!


Uptown Donuts
The Saint John City Market, 41 Charlotte Street

Stop by for your special ‘Shop the Block’ donut! …while they last!

Charlotte Street

Heroes’ Beacon
25 Charlotte Street

Heroes’ Beacon will be having everything tax free.  And SJ Iron Team ( will be here to take pictures with.

Grannan Street

Rogue Coffee
36 Grannan Street

Enjoy ‘tax- free’ sale on Rogue t-shirts during Shop The Block!

Station Street

Home Décor Paint Store
125 Station Street (in the Maritime Bus building)

$10  off coupon during Shop The Block.

Brunswick Square

Brunswick Square
30 King Street






Brunswick Square, Level 3

Tax Free all day for Shop The Block

Brunswick Square, Level 2

Enjoy Tax-Free and a special discount during Shop The Block!


Brunswick Square, Level 2

Stop into Bentley and enjoy shopping ‘Shop The Block’ style!


Decor8 Finishing Touches
Brunswick Square, Level 1

We will have a tax free day for shop the block and a $10.00 gift card to be given to the first 40  shoppers  that come into Decor8 Finishing Touches on the Shop The Block Day. The gift  card will expire two weeks after the promotion.


Brunswick Square, Level 2

Lole will be doing a store-wide discount.  As well as doing a draw for  3 –  $50 gift cards.

Also, enjoy a warm up Hatha Yoga demonstration with Ambassador Chanel Carlson in center court at 10am.


Paddington Station
Brunswick Square, Level 2

Free Face Painting with ‘Fantasy Faces by Kadi,‘ 1pm-4pm
Afternoon treats!
Special discounts!


W. Smith & Co. Fine Jewellers
Brunswick Square, Level 2

Stop by W. Smith & Co. Fine Jewellers and pop a balloon to reveal a special discount, up to 50% off, during Shop The Block.



Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Brunswick Square, Level 3




Market Square

Market Square
1 Market Square

Grand Prize Package: With every purchase the day of Shop the Block, your customer will fill out a ballot for a Night Out on Market Square. The package will include a night at the Hilton Hotel, a Spa Day, Dinner at the SJAH, Free Parking and $250 in Market Square gift certificates

Also, each Tenant will be given Market Square gift certificates to use at their own discretion for GIVEAWAYS.  We will provide 16 branded compacts with a number attached to each one.  The customer will pull a numbered compact and that will determine the numbered envelope they will receive for a gift certificate.


Element5 Spa
1 Market Square, Level 2

Tax-free on all regular priced product in-store and 25%off OPI collection nail polishes.


Inspire Collections
1 Market Square, Level 1

Free gift with purchase
20 % off New Spring Clothing
Lots of more in house specials as well as treats!


Manchester Shoe Salon
1 Market Square, Level 2


In store giveaways and specials!


New Brunswick Museum
1 Market Square

Saturday April 6, 2019 – 10 am to 5pm

Hop on over to the New Brunswick Museum Boutique and crack open an egg for a chance to win up to 50% off your Boutique purchase. With a minimum purchase of $10 enter your name for a chance to win our Easter Basket! In time for Easter we have egg decorating kits and supplies, and Easter cards.

Did you know? The Museum Boutique features the work of more than 40 New Brunswick and Maritime artisans – something for everyone.


Samuel & Company
1 Market Square

Tax Free on Regular Price Items


Walsh Luggage
1 Market Square

Joules – Gift with purchase on for New Spring Boots & Jackets, ask within.  Boots & Jackets in selected styles & colours will be 40% OFF

Guess? – Gift with purchase – Buy a new spring Guess purse & matching wallet and GET A FREE TOTE!.  Purses & Wallets are 40% OFF selected styles & colours

Summer Hat Sale – 50% OFF selected styles & colours