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June 2017

4 Great Ways to Explore Downtown Brockville This Summer

Summer is a wonderful time to get out and see what your area has to offer. Whether you are a native looking for great Stay-Cation ideas, or are an out of town visitor looking for wonderful Brockville shopping opportunities, these four ways to explore will have you feeling like a kid again.

  • Bicycles 

Bikes are a fantastic way to explore Downtown Brockville! Not only are they a quick and healthy way to see the many great sights we have to offer, but they also help reduce pollution and keep our area cleaner. Downtown Brockville has been certified as a bike friendly business area by Ontario by Bike, so bring your wheels, rent a set from the Dive Centre, or buy the perfect bike from Cranks Bicycle Shoppe today.

  • A Segway

These two wheeled rides will have you feeling like a kid again as you zip around the Downtown Brockville area. A Segway is a wonderful way to get around and see the many sights and shops. This summer, the coastal resort, Tall Ships Landing, will be offering Segway tours of the area, allowing you greater opportunity to explore, discover, and enjoy your Downtown Brockville!

  • Walking

Walking is not only good for you, it's good for the environment and the community. The next time you crave a bit of Downtown Brockville shopping, leave the wheels at home and stretch your legs instead. Throughout the area, small historical markers line the path, taking you on a self-guided tour. Brockville Tourism offers guided tours, such as Ghosts Walks, which allow you to see a side a Brockville you may not have seen before. Another option is to swing by the Brockville Museum, where they host a couple of great tours as well.

  • By Water 

Located on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, Downtown Brockville offers visitors breathtaking views via the water. 1000 Islands Cruises, for example, offers both high speed and relaxed cruises around the area. For a closer look at the water's beauty, consider swinging by the Dive Shoppe to rent Canoes, Kayaks, and paddle boards. The Dive Shoppe also offers charters to the many islands which are great for picnics, snorkeling and more!

Visit Downtown Brockville Today!

Why wait? Grab your bike, lace up the sneakers, getting your feet wet, and see the wonderful Downtown Brockville area. For more information, please contact Downtown Brockville today!

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The 6 Types of Office Space for Rent in Downtown Brockville

Small businesses make up the bulk of Downtown Brockville and office space for rent in the area provides ample opportunities for other small businesses to set up shop and grow with the rest of the community. Situated on the bank of the St. Lawrence River, Downtown Brockville not only provides great shopping, but also beautiful views and rich history.

Combined with the supportive community, Downtown Brockville's many rental options are perfect for nurturing your business.

  1. Rent by the Room or by the Building

If you've ever dreamed of owning a small used bookstore, thrift shop, flower shop, or any type of small business, you will find the perfectly sized location to meet your needs. Whether you need just a single room to display your products, or the whole building for storage and display, Downtown Brockville has what you need. 

  1. Combination Property

Many buildings in the downtown area boast both residential and commercial uses, allowing the small business owners to supplement their business income by renting out the apartments on the top, while running their business on the ground floor. 

  1. Professional Office Space for Rent

First impressions can make or break customer confidence and loyalty. By inviting potential clients to a well-kept, quaint office in the beautiful Downtown area, you can better ensure that they will be confident in your services or products, while maintaining your productivity.

  1. Retail Space

Store fronts boasting a variety of fun, adorable, and unique items are iconic within Downtown Brockville. The retail space for rent allows you to beautifully display your items and entice shoppers into your store.

  1. Services Space

Salons, nail artists, tattoo artists, and instructors are all welcome within the business community of Downtown Brockville. Many rental properties in the area have the required features for many service centered businesses. Whether you are dreaming of opening your own salon, or if your dance school has outgrown your current building, downtown Brockville has the perfect option for you.

  1. Restaurants

No downtown area is complete without a selection of mouthwatering eateries. Rental properties with commercial kitchens, such as what you would expect for a cafe or family restaurant often include commercial grade appliances, reducing startup costs, and expediting opening day.

No matter your business, there is the perfect office space for rent in Downtown Brockville. To learn more, or to see listed properties, please contact Downtown Brockville today!

 

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Five Downtown Date Night Event Ideas in Brockville

Downtown Brockville is the perfect place to go if you’re looking to impress a new date or create a magical evening! Whether you’re looking for the classic “Dinner and a Show” date night or a unique way to spend time with that special someone, Brockville’s events and locations will have something for you!

Dinner

The first part of many date nights is going out to dinner; Downtown Brockville has a whole assortment of restaurants available for your liking. Brockville offers fancy restaurants, family restaurants, all the way down to restaurants that are perfect to go to if you’re looking for a quick bite to eat. Take a closer look at the restaurants Downtown Brockville has to offer.

Shows

After going to dinner, it’s show time! Brockville Arts Centre offers a whole assortment of entertainment and always has events available. These Brockville events range from movie screenings, live music, shows for all different tastes, trivia nights, and performing arts.

Drinks and Dessert

You can end your date by going out for drinks or dessert (or maybe even both). You can choose from a wide variety of locations to visit, and grab a sweet drink with your date in Downtown Brockville.

Spa Day

A spa day is the perfect way to relax with each other. Taking you and your date out to a spa day is a fantastic way for the both of you to pamper yourselves and bond. Looking for a spa to choose in Downtown Brockville? Click here to see your spa and salon options!

Book Stores

Looking for a unique date idea for that special someone? Go check out our Brockville Public Library and browse books together! Bonding over books with a fellow book worm is a great way to bond and learn more about each other; also, if you bring your library card with you, you can use your card at participating restaurants to get a discount on your meal when you go out to eat. You can also visit one of our great bookstores for even more reading options!

Visit Downtown Brockville Today

Downtown Brockville is filled with vibrant small businesses and people that are certain to make any date a hit. Contact us today for more information on Brockville events!

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Brockville Shopping Makes Prepping for Prom Ten Times Easier!

Prom is a very stressful event, especially if you’ve never been to prom before! There are so many different details that you have to plan and as the date gets closer, you may run into some last-minute problems. That’s okay, because Brockville shopping has you covered, no matter what special request you may have!

Dresses and Formal Wear

If you’re a female, dress shopping is the hardest part about prom. You have a specific idea of what you’re looking for in a dress, but pricing and fitting make that dream difficult. Brockville shopping has many prom dress and formal wear shops scattered throughout Brockville, giving you many opportunities to find your perfect dress or tuxedo!

Accessories

Whether you’re looking to add some sparkle to your dress or looking to add to your tux, finding the perfect accessory for your prom night won’t be a problem. Jewelry, shoes, makeup, and shapewear are all items that you can pick up at special shops in Brockville! No matter what your price range may be, you can certainly find the perfect accessories to add some flare to your prom night!

Floral Accessories

Want to surprise your date with a bouquet of their favorite flowers? Or maybe you just want to purchase your date a corsage or a boutonniere? Whatever your request is, Colonial flowers is here to make your prom night just a little bit less stressful. No matter if you’re on a last minute floral run or you’ve planned weeks ahead, the floral shops at Brockville shopping have your back.

Hair

If you’re looking for a last-minute trim, coloring, or an up-do, Brockville has you covered. There are many, many hair salons, and barbers all around downtown Brockville that are certain to give you an amazing experience. Just make sure that you call ahead of time to make an appointment so you can be served without a rush!

If you’re looking for more help planning your Brockville shopping for prom, contact us today!

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