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Best of 2015: La Hacienda

La Hacienda has been an excellent addition to downtown Kingston’s incredible restaurant selection.  Kingstonian’s cries for authentic Mexican food were answered when this new establishment took up shop at Princess, near Clergy.  Since its opening in 2014, the buzz has escalated and it’s a rarity to walk by and not

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The State of… Lower Princess (Part 1 of 3)

Back in 2009, we published our first three part series exploring the ever-changing landscape of downtown storefronts, with a specific focus on new business and vacant commercial real estate.  Since then, we’ve revisited the series every two years.  Subsequently, in both 2011 and 2013, we found that high taxes, the

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La Hacienda

When asked “what type of cuisine was lacking in the Limestone City?” my answer had long been real South/Central American food. Many of my friends agreed. Yes, there is the famous after-bar stop El Asador serving up everything from burritos to fajitas to curries and Indian breads in The Hub.

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Most Anticipated Addition to Downtown Kingston

Nearly two months ago, we asked our readers to weigh in regarding recent significant business closures and what the long term implications might be for downtown Kingston. The relocation, failure and retirement of the likes of Indigo, Turks, Burrito Amigo, Urban Trade, Luke’s and most recently Just HiFi, has resulted

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Downtown Kingston’s Biggest Loss

The prosperity of restaurants and retail in any given neighbourhood is intimately tied to factors such as shifting consumer demand, economic conditions and even technological advancement. Accordingly, turnover of businesses is inevitable, whether it’s in a shopping or strip mall, big box complex or in the heart of the city.  

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The State of… Lower Princess (Part 1 of 3)

Back in 2009, I took a leisurely stroll down Princess Street, snapping pictures of downtown storefronts and assembling a digital time capsule of vacant as well as newly established businesses.  What resulted was a hugely popular three part series, which I eagerly revisited again in 2011.  As another two years

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