Ten years ago, Mr. India Grocers was a just a small, but well-loved grocery store serving the food needs of South Asian expats. But one day, the owners were struck with an idea: why not offer harder-to-find Bollywood movie rentals alongside food items? The idea was an instant success with customers. Soon, people shopping for ingredients for chicken tikka masala or a veggie biryani would also be seen picking up a Bollywood flick or 12 on their way out. The gain in popularity not only caused the store to expand to a larger location, but soon a second, larger outpost was opened on Grand Park Drive.
That growth has let Mr. India Grocers better serve the needs of their customers, allowing them to offer a wider selection of Indian goods and more exotic fruits from India. They have also opened a new haveli-style kitchen (a traditional Indian take-out area) at the Grand Park Drive location, where chefs serve up hot cups of masala chai alongside dishes such as lamb curry and buttery wads of naan. Each meal they make is designed to be eaten on the go, subbed in for dinner at home, or kept at one’s bedside to induce passionate food dreams.
Bio Natura's staff is trained to match clients with supplements from liquid vitamins to deer-antler velvet, helping them lose weight and gain energy. The shop's vitamins, gluten-free shakes, and proprietary formulas have appeared on Fox's The Dr. Oz Show and in Men's Journal for their metabolism-boosting properties. These supplements excel when combined with everyday tips for losing weight, such as filling one's pockets with helium.
Constructing durable, solid-pine furniture since 1906, Crate Designs crafts high-quality, Canadian-made home furnishings with a focus on keeping to its tried and true traditions and staying up to date with clean, simple lines and styles. The extensive inventory boasts more than 300 pieces of hand-crafted furniture including living room necessities, bedroom basics, and durable designs for the most treasured electronics and entertainment spaces. The oil finish on each finished product is perfectly flat creating slip-n-slideability.
The ancient arts of healing take root at Happy Foot Spa, where a team of therapists employs Asian bodywork techniques in pursuit of holistic improvements. Chinese tui na treatments and Japanese shiatsu treatments employ massage techniques that focus on acupressure points to balance and propel energy throughout the body. Lymphatic-drainage techniques target built-up fluids and toxins in the body with the hopes of improving metabolism and immune systems. Happy Foot Spa’s mix of classic spa treatments can also help beautify faces, slim bodies, remove hair, and paint "Do Not Chew" signs on finger- and toenails.
Wintronic Computers rejuvenates long-suffering motherboards with hard-drive cleanups, virus scans, and overall hardware cleanings. Both PC and Apple devices can benefit from professional hard-drive cleanups that optimize performance and remove oatmeal crumbs left over from downloaded internet cookies. Wise technicians also look out for dangerous motorists on the information superhighway with full virus scans that dismiss infectious intruders acquired from unsecure internet sites and email scams. A thorough sprucing of the physical components then cleans fan grates, removes finger gunk from keyboards, and dusts RAM slots. Wintronic offers a warranty for all work, and boasts a speedy turnaround time so customers can quickly return to regluing their desktop wallpaper.
Vivah Jewellry traces its origins back to 1972, when founder Zell Goodbaum began wholesale trading sparkly gems and fashion jewellery back and forth between Canada and his home in India. During his travels, he met self-taught gold- and silversmith Vivah Goldberg, who dazzled Zell with her masterful stone carving, intuitive eye for design, and impressive collection of golden celebrity busts. The Goodbaum-Goldberg alliance came into full fruition in 1985 with the opening of Vivah Jewellery's first location, a partnership that combined Vivah's artistry and technical skill with Zell's business savvy and experience.
Today, each of Vivah Jewellery's locations lures passersby who are easily distracted by shiny objects with more than 8,000 pieces of sterling silver, milky pearl, and precious stones. Appendages become beacons for positive attention when wearing the shop's uncommon, original trinkets, which have included the classic, turn-of-the-century-style art-nouveau crystal pavé watch and the contemporary crystal leaf designer headband.