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POLL: What is your favourite Kingston business of the past?

  Whether it’s old restaurants, drive-in movie theatres, department stores, or rec centres, any townie of a certain vintage loves to wax nostalgic about shops, eateries, and watering holes of the past. Maybe you’re staring at a vacant lot, trying to remember what used to be there 20 years ago,

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The State of… Downtown Sidestreets (Part 2 of 3)

Since publishing last week’s snapshot of lower Princess Street, and comparing those results against what we’ve recorded in years past, it’s abundantly clear that our downtown’s main thoroughfare has a higher number of vacancies and a staggering number of new contenders slash relocations. In fact, the number of vacancies observed

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The State of… Downtown Sidestreets (Part 2 of 3)

Last week we revisited a topic that’s near and dear to the hearts of many Kingstonians: the ever-changing landscape of downtown Kingston, specifically lower Princess Street. In our original three part series that was published two years ago, we provided a snapshot of new, relocated and recently closed local businesses. 

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Guide to The 2012 Limestone City Blues Festival

The 16th annual Limestone City Blues Festival is fast approaching, and if you’re anything like me, you likely have a bit of a love-hate relationship with this massive weekend celebrating blues music and southern-inspired food. We love our local Blues Fest because we can enjoy four days of lively performances

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Best of 2011: Guide to Late Night Bites

Over the past year we presented guides to everything including local bakeries, Museums, Beaches, Bed and Breakfasts and the list goes on.  As a city with three post-secondary institutions and a pretty active bar scene, it’s no surprise that one of our most popular guides was the one that detailed

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Guide to Weekly Live Music in Kingston in 2011

We’re very lucky in Kingston to have the opportunity to see countless bands perform pretty much everyday. Thanks to the folks like Kingston Punk Productions, CFRC and Flying V Productions to name a few, there is a constant flow of shows featuring artists of all kinds from small up-and-comers to

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Guide to Late Night Bites

We published this Guide to Late Night Bites back in 2011. Looking for a more up to date guide? Check out the 2015 version of our Guide to Late Night Bites, complete with new listings and our top recommendations. What do most of us like to do after an evening

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Guide to Homegrown Live 2011

The Homegrown Live Music Festival will celebrate its third birthday this Saturday with Kingston musicians, music production companies and local bars and restaurants all coming together for a full day of live music throughout downtown Kingston.  For the past three years this festival has taken place to raise awareness and

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Guide to St. Pat’s in Kingston in 2011

It’s that magical time of year again!  St. Patrick’s Day!  I have compiled a list of things going on in K-Town this Thursday but I have to say, it seems to be getting harder and harder each year to find places that are hosting Irish music.  I know I’ll be

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Friday Foto

What a week!  Thanks so much to everyone who has so thoughtfully contributed to our posts regarding the upcoming Mayoral election and the impending doom of a new Starbucks downtown (haha, just kidding about the whole doom thing but ya know…).  If you haven’t weighed in yet, have a peak

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Friday Foto

Happy Blues Fest everyone!  I was out and about last night with some friends checking out some great bands.  First, I headed to Confederation Basin to see Carlos del Junco.  I have never heard anyone play a harmonica like this guy, it was incredible!  And equally as incredible was the

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Guide to Homegrown Live 2009

This Saturday, May 9th will mark the first of what will hopefully become an annual event in Kingston: The Homegrown Music Festival. The festival will host over 60 local bands at 9 different downtown venues. The event is a fundraiser for The Joe Chithalen Musical Instrument Lending Library (AKA Joe’s

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