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

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

 

Welcome Uptown to The Original Uptown Donuts

We are thrilled to welcome a new treat spot uptown – The Original Uptown Donuts.

We are absolutely drooling daily over these donuts beyond typical donuts from The Original Uptown Donuts, now located in the City Market.  They are original, but more than grandma’s original.  These are epic.  Loaded with These tantalizing morsels of decadence are baked daily and are sure to impress as a special treat for any occasion, or no occasion at all.  Get there early for best selections.  These things go like hotcakes!

Congratulations to Melissa Whiting and her team, and thank you for making all of our lives a lot sweeter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find The Original Uptown Donuts:

On the street:  The Saint John City Market, 47 Charlotte Street
Facebook:  @UptownDonutsSJ
Instagram:  @UptownDonutsSJ

Welcome Uptown to TELUS!

 

Pictured above; Emily Weaver – Store Manager, Chuck Healy – TELUS Account Executive, Paul MacLennan – GM Highland Cellular.  Missing from the photo, Roberto Mosca – Business Solutions Executive

 

TELUS has been working on finding the right location in Uptown Saint John for the past two and a half years.  It opened on Sept 6th in Market Square and we are very happy to welcome them!

Chuck Healy, TELUS Account Executive who lives uptown, has been a driving force in making sure a store would be located in the Uptown area. “There are a number of factors the drove our decision to have a location Uptown” says Healy. “First and foremost, we needed a location to support our business customers. Secondly, we wanted to have a meeting place for our community investment work where charities and non-profits can have use of the boardroom. We do a lot of grass roots type community work, and with a store uptown it can play a huge role in expanding our reach with our volunteer work and grants we give out.” “TELUS’s philosophy is Give Where We Live;  we work to make a positive and lasting difference in our communities.”

And finally says Healy, “We are thrilled to play a role in the resurgence that has been happening Uptown  for the past few years. It’s an exciting time in Uptown Saint John  and we’re happy that our TELUS Authorized Dealer Partner, Highland Cellular saw this as a great opportunity to fill a gap in the market since there is no other Telecom store front Uptown,” says Healy.

Highland owners, Mark Worth and Tim Mahoney are excited to open their 8th TELUS location, and their first in New Brunswick. They have locations in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. The store will employ up to 6 people including  store Manager Emily Weaver along with Business Solutions Executive Roberto Mosca.

Find out more about TELUS Community Grants here.

Feel free to stop by the new TELUS location on the second level of Market Square and welcome them to uptown.  Also, The TELUS team will be hosting a Chamber of Commerce Mixer on Thursday Oct 4, 4pm – 7pm as part of their grand opening.

Uptown Saint John, Business Improvement Association (BIA) Welcomes A New Tool To Help Beautify Our City Streets

Actualizing one of the priorities of the Neighborhood Plan, Uptown Saint John Board of Directors approves the purchase of the first Sidewalk Sweeper to clean our 26 blocks of the Business Improvement Area. The machine will be on the sidewalks 5 days a week until the end of October, 2018, then back out in early May next year.  The machine is owned and operated by the BIA, consistent with one of the association’s primary mandates – providing clean and safe streets for our businesses to operate and subsequently for our citizens and patrons to our district.

 

Through surveys completed in the past, the businesses in the uptown have acknowledged that beautification and cleanliness is at the top of their list.  Nancy Tissington, Executive Director of Uptown Saint John Inc. is pleased with the purchase of the machine and looks forward to augmenting the services of the local municipality, together we can make an impact.  We are stepping up the game of cleanliness & we need our citizens to continue to make every effort to pick up after their pets and other litter on the city streets.

 

Thank you our supplier, Tennant, and to the Saint John Parking Commission and Saint John City Transit for assisting in the logistics around storage of the sweeper.  Please join us in celebrating our civic pride as we help to realize the beauty of our unique urban community and continue to Love Life Uptown.