Ottawa Street BIA

Merchant Feature: Revolution Records

After working in the vinyl record industry for 20 years, Scott decided to open his own shop, Revolution Records in September 2015 at 166 Ottawa St. N. As a resident of Crown Point, he enjoyed the community of the neighbourhood and enjoys the community of the street as well as participating in the street events throughout the year. Offering a collection upwards of 10,000, Scott has a wide variety of records to look through. He sells both vintage and new releases as well as new and used records. He also puts in special orders, so if you have a record in mind and can't track it down - head over to Revolution Records and he can help you get your hands on it! Record Store Day coming up on April 18th, so be sure to check out the list and...

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Merchant Feature: Where Heads Meet

When James found himself unemployed during the 2009 recession, he began repairing an old computer and rediscovered a business plan for a long time dream of his - Where Heads Meet. He decided to pull the trigger and opened his original location at 162 Ottawa St. N. Growing up in the community, James enjoys the area and finds that Ottawa St. N has a small town feel to the street given that it is in the middle of the city. He enjoys the laid-back and happy customers that come exploring his store. Where Heads Meet offers a very diverse selection of products including vaporizers, bongs, marijuana paraphernalia, incense, rolling paper, rock'n'roll merchandise, African artwork, Egyptian artifacts, collectibles as well as a 35,000 vintage vinyl record collection (staff picks are on display on the main floor). Since the stores opening, Where...

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Merchant Feature: Noble Upholstery

With over 40 years of upholstery experience, starting with upholstery in the auto industry, Alex Noble ventured into furniture upholstery at a young age and eventually opened Noble Upholstery in 1997. Drawn to the strong textile industry presence on Ottawa St. N, Alex felt it was a natural place to open an upholstery business. Since opening 22 years ago, the family has enjoyed seeing the progress of the street and see it bloom with a variety of businesses. Working alongside his wife and son, Alex continues to restore quality pieces of traditional, antique and modern furniture - 'when they're done, it's furniture fit for royalty'! Stop in at 160 Ottawa St. N Thursday-Saturday (10am-4pm), call 905-547-3893 or email edna.noble@outlook.com for inquires!

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Merchant Feature: Quality Bakery

Buying the business in 1999 from close friends who had run the bakery since the 60s, Margaret began to learn the art of baked breads at 150 Ottawa St. N. When she purchased the bakery, she moved the business to Ottawa St. N because she was drawn to the thriving life of Ottawa St. N. Her specialties include rye bread, artisan breads and challah bread - she still uses recipes handed down through the generations that originally come from Polish Jews pre-World War II! She also provides wholesale baked goods to Denninger's and select restaurants in town. Margaret is currently working on creating a 'Keto Corner' - a selection of Keto compliant baked goods (fresh on Saturdays, frozen throughout the week), so stay tuned! Keeping in mind that she is cash only, stop by 150 Ottawa St. N to take...

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Merchant Feature: Robert’s Antiques

Learning the art of antiques through his family, Robert operated Robert's Antiques out of Burlington and moved his shop to 321 Ottawa St. N in 2018. Drawn to the concentration of interesting and unique shops on Ottawa St., Robert's loyal customers continue to come to his shop and he sees new faces from all over every day. Robert's Antiques offers an eclectic mix and a unique selection of antique lighting, furniture, toys, records, artwork, signage and so much more! Robert's passion and love for antiques is evident even when he's not at the store, you can bet he is on the hunt for the next item to feature! Every piece in his store carries an authentic story behind it and there are many treasures to be found! Stop by often Robert is getting new stock in daily  and his items...

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Merchant Feature: Confidence Hair Salon

Learning the craft from his mother Liza (who owns Liza's Salon down the street), Alexander decided to break out on his own and 24 years ago, he opened Confidence Hair Salon at 134 Ottawa St. N. Enjoying the life of the street, Alexander has collected a large base of regulars - some coming from as far as Toronto. He also can provide his services in French, Spanish and Arabic which allows him to reach more clients! Offering full service (men/women haircuts, highlights/lowlights, barbering, shaving, perms, massage - hot stone, relaxation and waxing), Alexander is also a colour technician and provides hair tattoos for both kids and adults. Come in on a Tuesday and get a men's haircut for $10 or a colouring for $40. Reach out to Alexander on Facebook (Confidence Hair Salon) or call 905-547-0730 to make an appointment!

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Merchant Feature: Riders Solutions

Amir worked in his father, Bizhan's shop in the old Centre Mall throughout high school and upon graduating, opened his own business in the mall. When the mall was closed in 2008, they moved to 333 Ottawa St. N and opened Riders Solutions, selling biking gear. Two years later, they decided to get into electric bikes and the rest is history. Together, with their in-house technician - Percy - they have found passion in providing transportation to customers. The beauty and diversity of the shops on Ottawa St. N drew Amir, Bizhan and Percy to open up shop on the street. Being long-time residents of Hamilton, they really enjoy the atmosphere of Crown Point, finding the customers to be down-to-earth and eager to support local businesses. Having been in the retail business for years, Amir really discovered his passion when...

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Merchant Feature: Stardust Records

Sharron and her husband first opened Stardust records in September of 1983 after the record store Sharon worked for decided to close their doors. Driven by passion and love for records, they first opened their store on Barton St., then moving to Main St. E before coming to Ottawa St. N. Her current location at 124 Ottawa St. N is her second on the street but she enjoys the visibility of being on a corner and enjoys the other trendy merchants that draw customers to the street. Sharron's vast selection of cassettes, CDs and records are worth the visit as she offers a vast selection, specializing in oldies (50s-early 90s). Sharron offers one of the largest collections of 45 records in the region and carefully curates her record collection, ranging from country to pop to classic rock to blues and...

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Merchant Feature: Millenium Jewellers

After more than 23 years as a travelling jeweller, Rafael decided to open his own brick and mortar in 2013 at 3-134 Ottawa St. N. Being a trained goldsmith, he wanted to have his own space to sell as well as repair pieces that customers bring in. Being a long-time Hamiltonian, Rafael felt at home in the Ottawa St. N and the Crown Point community through his daily walks in the neighbourhood with his dog, Coco. Being a family-owned business, Rafael runs the shop along with his wife, Alba and Coco is a regular staff member as well with regular customers stopping by for a quick visit with Coco. Rafael is a watch and jewellery collector, specializing in vintage and high-end pieces. Boasting one of the largest collections in town, be sure to ask to see other pieces that may not...

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Merchant Feature: Ottawa St. Health Collective

Maureen founded Aloft Massage Therapy in 2016 and through the Small Business Enterprise Center, she received a grant to be able to expand her business space and Lila joined her in late 2017, followed by Nancy in 2018. Caitlyn, Nicole and Madeliene all joined recently and this past fall they decided to found the Ottawa Street Health Collective as they found they were often referring patients to each other and joining forces would draw more attention to their space as well as draw in more patients and other like-minded providers. They are a group of independent healthcare providers connected by a common workspace and shared values. Their areas of expertise include Registered Massage Therapy, Naturopathic Care, Osteopathy, Clinical Social Work, Individual Psychotherapy, Child and Family Therapy, Manual Therapy and, movement classes. They are a body-positive, queer-positive, safe space for those that...

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