Open And Closed: The Windsor Business Scene In 2015

Monday December 28th, 2015

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2015 saw businesses close and open in Windsor.

The year started off with Target announcing on January 15th all Canadian stores would close, including the one at Devonshire Mall. The store closed for good on April 11th.

Windsor’s new Marshalls store opened on March 25th.

The store is located in a redeveloped plaza at the former Home Depot site on Sydney Avenue, near Devonshire Mall.

On March 28th, 2015 all Future Shop locations in Canada closed their doors, including the one in Windsor.

Wendy’s on Ouellette closed for good on March 30th.

The location had been around for approximately thirty years.

British born, active-inspired clothing brand Bench opened a new store at Windsor Crossing in May.

The company originated in the late 80s as a niche t-shirt brand and transformed over the years into a popular “city clothing” brand that was named the coolest Streetwear brand by the 2007/2008 CoolBrands panel, according to the company’s website.

Sunrise Bakery opened a new retail location in Downtown Windsor in early June.

Located at 30 University Avenue East, the bakery features fresh breads, dinner rolls, pies, pastries, cakes, desserts and biscuits.  Downtown Windsor BIA officials say you can sit in and enjoy fresh coffee or cappuccino and savour cakes or desserts. For patrons on the go, Sunrise offers Cake-In-A-Cup — individual samples of their delectable creations.

Springz Trampoline Park opened up in early June in the former Value Village location on Dougall Avenue.

The highly anticipated 56,000 square foot City Market at 1030 Walker Road opened in June.

M.R. Meat Market opened their third location in South Windsor in July in front of Value Village.

Joseph’s Farm Market is also opened another location attached to the new M.R. Meats store.

Dirty Jerseys in East Windsor closed in late Summer.

On a posting on their Facebook page they said “we just were not busy enough anymore and could not sustain business anymore.”

Furniture retailer IKEA announced plans to open a Windsor location on October 17th. The location, slated to open in 2016, will allow customers who have shopped online or at an IKEA store to pick up their products closer to where they live.

The new store will replace the old Future Shop at 4115 Walker Road.

Walkerville neighbourhood coffee shoppe Salute Espresso Bar closed at the end of October.

Established in 2012, the cafe was one of the only local coffee shops in the city that both roasted and served on site.

A new indoor park opened in the city for you and your furry friend in the fall.

Animal Antics Behaviour Centre includes an indoor dog park, a doggy daycare, plus training and behaviour modification for dogs and cats.

Forever 21 Red opened their new location at Devonshire Mall on October 31st.

The new concept, called F21 Red, provides a large selection of merchandise while maintaining the value and entry-level category price points.

Popeyes is opening in Windsor. The popular American restaurant chain is building a new standalone location on the corner of Huron Church and Tecumseh Road West.

The location is expected to open in the first quarter of 2016.

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