All posts by Angela Romano

Pub N’ Grub Crawl


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June 7, 2024

Dive Gastro Pub, a popular new spot located in the former Low & Slow location in the Sault’s downtown, is organizing a Pub N’ Grub Crawl.

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Reform Chiropractic + Wellness


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May 17, 2024

Every now and then, I get to write a feature story that I am really looking forward to and this is one of those times.  I have been a patient of the multi-faceted  Dr. Michelle Fabbro, owner and founder of Reform Chiropractic + Wellness, for quite a while now.  

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Superior Asphalt Markings


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May 12, 2024

Since 1985, amiable owner Terry McCoy has operated Superior Asphalt Markings offering friendly, reliable service for a variety of jobs such as asphalt repair, driveway sealing, pavement markings and more.

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Strong Minds has much to offer


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April 8, 2024

In 2017, owner and CEO Amanda Lambert decided to bring her vision to life and founded Strong Minds.   Amanda noticed significant gaps within the health care system and its approach towards mental health both personally and on a professional level. 

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All in the Italian famiglia


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January 25, 2024

Two Sault Ste. Marie born and raised Italian cousins recently partnered to keep tradition, family ties and local downtown gem City Meat Market alive.

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Here’s to City Meat Market


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December 5, 2023

It is with great pride and excitement that Sault Business Matters further shares the news that City Meat Market has officially been sold to a trio of long standing residents of Sault Ste. Marie who have been working alongside former owners John and Rosina Bruni to ensure the transition goes smoothly.

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DaVinci Teeth Whitening


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December 4, 2023

I recently had a chance to experience my first teeth whitening session with DaVinci Teeth Whitening and will definitely be back. 

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Tazzi’s Cafe in the downtown


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November 28, 2023

Tazzi’s Cafe, located at 478 Queen Street East in the Sault’s downtown, is a place where you can expect to find a casual dining experience that is sure to please the taste buds while you enjoy some friendly conversation with Joe, Grace and staff. 

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Mountain Maple Cabins


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November 27, 2023

Have you ever wanted to escape to the tranquility of nature, be able to access hiking trails including the Voyageur Trail, cross country ski or snowshoe in the winter?  Or maybe you also want to boat, canoe or kayak with access to the Prince Township marina mere minutes away while not having to travel a great distance from Sault Ste. Marie? 

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Feature: Hurley Repair


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November 13, 2023

It was through a co-worker that I was introduced to Michael Hurley, owner/operator of Hurley Repair, who decided to start his own business after working for other companies. 

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Whisky Barrel open every day!


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November 12, 2023

Hello Sault Business Matters fans! Are you struggling to find a great place for great food and drinks on a Sunday or Monday? Fear not … we have the solution!

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Cruising for a cause


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September 27, 2023

On September 22, local resident and yes, my kind hearted sister Debbie Romano, organized a private charter of the Miss Marie Boat Cruise as a fundraiser to support the local Alzheimer’s Society.

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Allora Espresso Imports


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September 4, 2023

Sault Business Matters recently had a chance to catch up with John De Lorenzi, owner of Allora Espresso Imports. A few months ago, he moved into a new unit in the Paul Mall, located at 642 Queen Street East in the Sault’s downtown.

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Freshly Squeezed Bubble Tea


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August 21, 2023

In 2015, entrepreneur Bernad Raj made the move from Montreal to Sault Ste. Marie for business purposes initially running a cell phone store in the Station Mall. But in 2020, with the challenges presented by Covid-19, he decided to expand into the food and beverage industry by taking over the Freshly Squeezed Bubble Tea franchise in the Station Mall. 

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Pine Plaza Hunger Point


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August 14, 2023

Gurwinder Bains recently decided to open a takeout location in the Pine Plaza in order to bring back some of the pizza fusion he missed from his many years living in Southern Ontario. 

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Sault Smiles is back!


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July 17, 2023

It has been a while since Sault Business Matters has a shared a Sault Smile! And this one belongs to young Cassidy, one of the friendly faces eager to help you out at Neal’s Country Farm & Market, which is located at 1764 Second Line West. See below for Cassidy’s smiling face!

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Falco Bags in the Station Mall


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July 2, 2023

Just last month, Bernad Raj, an entrepreneur originally from Montreal, decided to open a third business in the Station Mall after noticing a need for a  specialty bag and luggage store which goes by the name of Falco bags.  

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Grocer 4 Good Gala


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May 29, 2023

Grocer 4 Good will be holding its second annual fundraiser “Come as You Are” gala on June 10 at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre.

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Helping Hands free barbecue


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May 9, 2023

Sault Ste. Marie’s Helping Hands, which is a grass roots organization dedicated to helping out anyone in need, was founded by Wendy Gutcher. And Helping Hands is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this Saturday, May 13 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. with a free BBQ party that is generously sponsored by M & M Food Market.

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One year for Lil’s Asian Cuisine


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April 27, 2023

Happy anniversary! On April 20, 2022, Lil’s Asian Cuisine opened its doors at 112 March Street and the reception Lil and her friendly team have experienced from the local community is something she and her partner Garry are very, very grateful for — and they have found it truly heartwarming.

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Uncle Gino’s is downtown


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April 18, 2023

There is a new pizza place in the Sault’s downtown. As Sault Business Matters was first to report, Uncle Gino’s Pizzeria has taken over the old East St. Pizza location and will be open for takeout five days a week, from Tuesday through Saturday.

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New from Tamar’s


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April 12, 2023

We have some exciting news from our friends at Tamar’s Trends, which is located in the Sault’s downtown. Tamar is always looking for innovative ways to up her game when it comes to providing the best customer service and having some fun!

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New to Low & Slow


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April 3, 2023

Sault Ste. Marie’s Low & Slow, which is featured on ‘You Gotta Eat Here’ for a reason, has recently changed up its menu — and if you haven’t stopped in yet, maybe you should!

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All about RJ’s Market


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March 21, 2023

RJ’s Market, located at 238 Wellington Street West, has been serving the residents of Sault Ste. Marie in the historic Steelton area since the early 1990s.  Under new ownership, the store aims to continue to offer residents convenience, fresh food options, friendly service, and convenient to-go options and is the perfect place to go for your quick shopping needs.   

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Uncle Gino’s … second location!


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March 8, 2023

Sault Business Matters is happy to share some fantastic news for downtown Sault Ste. Marie! That is, the very popular Uncle Gino’s is opening a second location in the former East Street Pizza location at 76 East Street!

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All about Laker Express


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February 21, 2023

Jake Lake is the proud owner of fast-growing Laker Express Inc., which is now a corporation as of January 1, 2023.  He started his business in 2014 as a contractor for Muskoka Delivery Service.

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Local art for sale at AGA


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February 1, 2023

This is an opportunity to purchase art and support local artists at the same time. Sault Business Matters would like to remind our followers that the Art Gallery of Algoma is a great place to purchase local art! 

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Jeff Viotto and Company


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January 17, 2023

It is no surprise that financial security is something everyone should be concerned with and having the right advice can make all the difference.  It’s not the conversation many people look forward to but it is so important and Jeff Viotto and Company make the conversation as easy as possible. 

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All about Zero Gravity


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January 12, 2023

Zero Gravity Mind & Wellness opened in July of 2022 after owners James and Deanna Seaton purchased the business in May of 2022 from the previous owners who ran it under the name InSPAration Float Centre.

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Ice Hawks are good as gold


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January 8, 2023

Sault Ice Hawks U12 ringette squad headed south this weekend for the Whitby Tournament looking to extend its astonishing 12-0 undefeated record. And they did.

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They have freeze dried snacks!


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January 4, 2023

Opening in May of 2022 at 789 Queen Street E. in the Sault’s downtown, 40 Below Freeze Dried Snacks has been creating a fun way to enjoy many of your favorite snacks in a new way through the magic of freeze drying! 

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Sault ringette girls are 10-0


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January 2, 2023

Sault Ice Hawks U12 A ringette team is heading south to Whitby for another tournament. The Sault girls will be looking to extend their astonishing 10-0 undefeated record.

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Free holiday parking downtown


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December 12, 2022

The City of Sault Ste. Marie — and Sault Business Matters — invites all local residents and visitors to shop, dine and visit the downtown during this holiday season. And as a bonus, the City is offering free parking in the downtown core from December 19 to the end of 2022.

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Fallen Leaves Maple Syrup


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November 12, 2022

Fallen Leaves Maple Products is a family operated maple syrup producer operated by the Chevalier family. Phyllis, Dan and Nathan Chevalier established Fallen Leaves Maple Products in 2018 after a humble start making maple syrup in their backyard. 

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Dermal Enhancements


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November 11, 2022

In 2018, Katie Mohamed opened her part-time business, Dermal Enhancements, initially offering permanent eyebrows only.   She went on to earn 24 additional certificates allowing for many more permanent makeup services and esthetics and skin care.  

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Holly Lasante is world class!


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October 16, 2022

Sault Business Matters is pleased to share the amazing news that Holly Lasante recently competed at the IPF World Masters Powerlifting Championships held in St. Johns, Newfoundland as part of Team Canada. She returned with a gold medal overall, gold in squat and silver in deadlift.

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DaVinci Teeth Whitening


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September 22, 2022

Since September of 2018, Rochelle Rodrigues, the owner of DaVinci Teeth Whitening, has been taking clients and as she proudly tells us, she has given hundreds of people the confidence to smile in just a few short years. 

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Kumon makes learning fun


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September 1, 2022

Wonder what Kumon is all about?  Sault Business Matters recently had a chance to connect with the owner of the local franchise, Shelly Skinner-Noel, who explained that Kumon is a math and reading program for ages three and up. 

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Sault Smiles … at Elliott’s


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August 7, 2022

(EDITOR’S NOTE: A regular feature in which we share some of the smiles that help make the Sault a friendly place to do business.)

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Q Cafe in the downtown


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July 25, 2022

Since 2014, Q Café, now located at 523 Queen Street East in the Sault’s downtown, has been serving some of the freshest, homemade meals from scratch that our community has grown to love for good reason. 

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NTAAA: bus wraps and more


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June 13, 2022

Northern Transit & Arena Advertising Agency has been growing rapidly in Northern Ontario and throughout the province. NTAAA has been serving northeastern Ontario for five years in transit-outdoor related advertising in Sault Ste Marie, North Bay and now Orangeville. 

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Sleep Inn helps out


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June 12, 2022

On Saturday, our local Sleep Inn, in collaboration with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union locals 175 and 633, decided to piggy bank off the Downtown Association’s World’s Longest Garage Sale event by hosting their own garage sale and barbecue in support of the Leukemia  and Lymphoma Society of Canada.

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Services of Soo Junk Runners


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June 1, 2022

This summer is off to a roaring start! Fences, decks, stair repairs , staining, painting of decks and landscaping are just a few jobs that Soo Junk Runners can take off your list in addition to junk removal, moving services and dump runs.

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All about Stephanie’s Joy


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April 21, 2022

It was on July 4, 2021 that a new quaint little shop opened up on Queen Street East in the Sault’s downtown — in the old Mike’s Lunch location — by the name of Stephanie’s Joy.  

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The Wine Barrel


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April 4, 2022

It is pretty hard not to immediately like Steve, Josh and Bethany Jansen, owners of both the Wine Barrel, a u-brew location, and Broers Jansen, a cozy wine pub in downtown Sault Ste. Marie.  Steve and Josh are the brothers of “Broers” Jansen (Broers means brothers in Dutch) and Bethany, is married to Josh.

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Downtown events calendar


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March 11, 2022

The Sault’s downtown will be the place to be for a number of events over the upcoming weeks and months of 2022. See below for a full list of calendar events from the Downtown Association.

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Marconi meets world!


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March 5, 2022

The Marconi Cultural Event Centre, located on Albert St. in the Sault’s west end, has a three-day outdoor event planned for July 21-23.

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Low & Slow Smoked Fusion Grill


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February 8, 2022

Since 2014, Chad Stewart and Blake Richards, owners of Low & Slow Smoked Fusion Grill, have successfully brought Southern style BBQ fused with Canadian and other International influences to the people of Sault Ste. Marie. And they can proudly lay claim to being the Sault’s Best for Smoked BBQ.

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Local artist Steve Mancuso


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January 17, 2022

Sault Business Matters was very happy when approached by local artist Steve Mancuso regarding promoting his growing art business venture, Manculi Artwork.  If you are curious about the name “Manculi” like I was, here is the answer! 

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Make Salami via City Meat Market


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January 10, 2022

Being  a proud Calabrese Italian,  I learned the art of making sausage and salami from my parents and it is something my three sisters and I still do today. Our parents have both passed away but we proudly carry on this great tradition and based on the demand we have for our dried sausage, Mom and Dad taught us very well.  

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Feature: Holly Lasante Fitness


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November 29, 2021

One thing I noticed immediately when I decided to try out some of Holly Lasante’s virtual strength training sessions as inspiration for this story is how supportive and encouraging she is even through what can be an impersonal mode of training being online.

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Franzisi’s = delicious food!


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November 17, 2021

It was a pleasant surprise when I received a message from Maria Moro-Franzisi with some kind words regarding my efforts in supporting local businesses and her wanting to go ahead with some advertising here on Sault Business Matters.

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Feature: Ivory Lane Collective


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November 15, 2021

While waiting for the young owner of Ivory Lane Collective, Amanda Carchidi, to finish up a transaction with a young bride and her friend, it was easy to see why she and Ivory Lane Collective have developed such a great reputation here in Sault Ste. Marie and Northern Ontario. 

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