Sudbury's first zero waste store, The Nickel Refillery Inc, will be opening soon!
We couldn't be happier that they are set to feature our kombucha on tap, with refillable bottles.
Pursuing a path of less impact on the planet, owners Liz, Trista, and Julie, came together to share their knowledge and passion of waste reduction by creating a storefront to provide convenient access to zero-waste products and supplies. In meeting with Liz (a wonderfully cheerful, down-to-earth, soon-to-be Mother of two), it was quickly apparent that her passion for this project runs through and through, and she is determined to spread the good vibes and her product knowledge to the Sudbury area.
“For a community to employ a zero-waste strategy, it needs to ensure everyone has access to tools to reduce, reuse and recycle waste where they live, work and play … we want to support this process”.
"We have sourced a variety of products with a focus on those that are local or Canadian, organic, non-toxic, preservative-free, and cruelty-free, all in bulk and without disposable packaging".
The Nickel Refillery's product lineup includes many household items such as metal and glass containers and straws, dish soap, laundry soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, bamboo toothbrushes, sunscreen, household cleaners, a variety of toiletries, beeswax food wrap, refillable bottles, oils, and several more items.
The store is set to open in the next few weeks. Keep an eye out for their Grand Opening, follow them on social media, and be sure to pop in if you're in the area. Let's all raise a glass and give these ladies a hand for helping to make this planet a better place for us all.
Café Obscura has opened their doors! Sudbury's newest coffee shop is drawing in a unique crowd, and it's not just for the delicious coffee. The shop is a one-of-a-kind print and film development store. That's right, FILM! What we once thought was a near obsolete craft has been making a resurgence over the last few years. Film sales have seen a slight increase as millennials and former film photographers gravitate towards using older cameras and developing their own film. A new light has been shed into darkrooms and black and white prints are back in style. As a former darkroom gal myself, there's something so serene, and rewarding spending hours printing your own photos.
Owner and photographer, David Wiewel opened the shop this month and has been thrilled with the success of the café over the first few weeks. Film enthusiasts have come out of the woodwork, customers have been bringing in long lost rolls of film they figured would never be developed, and curious residents have been stopping in to see the impressive collection of old cameras on display and for sale. David develops each and every roll himself, and has been pulling late shifts attending to the back log of film. He's also managing the café solo for now but is considering hiring a barista and front counter staff in the near future.
Situated at the corner of College and Elm Street, the café is spacious with loads of character. Vintage seating and wooden tables make for a cozy (and photo-worthy) place to enjoy your cup o' jo and catch up on the latest news. Serving up Sudbury's locally roasted Old Rock Coffee and freshly made soup and sandwiches by Beards Bakery and Pinchmans, there's something for everyone to fill up on at lunch and snack time. Patrons can wash down their meal with a glass of our kombucha as the café now pours kombucha on tap (cue happy dance!). Offering two flavours of our draught kombucha and four flavours in bottles, Café Obscura marks our third fill station, adding to the local flare and small business support of the shop.
Open Monday to Friday from 8am until 6pm and on Saturday from 10am until 4 pm, head on over to Café Obscura to check out one of very few analog film and development stores in North America. A rare gem!
Four flavours of Laurentian Brew Kombucha have made their landing in Sudbury, Ontario!
Find our brew in the new location of locally owned and operated Frubar Juicery at 1984 Regent Street. Situated in a health-oriented plaza, Frubar is making its mark as a healthy on-the-go options for Sudbury residents. With a variety of delicious smoothies, fresh cold-pressed juices, made-in-house snacks, specialty drinks (hello Bulletproof coffee!), frozen yogurt, and cleansing programs, Frubar has something for everyone, anytime of day.
With a mission to keep the community healthy, vibrant, and well-nourished, it's easy to see why Frubar is gaining popularity in the Northern Ontario city. Open 7 days a week, the shop is newly renovated with a light, bright and energizing colour palette, and a small seating area to enjoy your beverage in house.
Friendly service and a passion for wellness, the enthusiasm is contagious, and I just had to try the fresh-pressed juice of the week, 1 in a melon (seriously good!), and the most beautiful blue coloured smoothie, Tropical Waves (wow!). I'll be looking forward to the next delivery day (drooling until then).
We're so fortunate to have the support of Frubar Juicery and look forward to having more Sudbury customers. If you're in the area, be sure to pop in for a treat!
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