Business notes: Guild Salon moves to Berkey’s Corner

Business notes: Guild Salon moves to Berkey’s Corner

Business notes

The Guild Salon has moved from its longtime location in Lake Cowichan to Berkey’s Corner.

Owner Stevie Lindquist said she decided to move her eight-year-old business, which is a boutique-style salon, to be closer to the busier centre of Duncan.

She said many of her clients from her old location have followed her to Berkey’s Corner, and she has attracted many new customers since the big move.

“This is an up and coming area that has lots of traffic and parking,” Lindquist said.

“It’s been really busy so I think the move was a good idea for the business.”

Greek restaurant Pegasus offering half portions

The Pegasus, Duncan’s only Greek restaurant, has introduced half portions on many of its popular menu items.

Owner Tammy Paddle said many of the restaurant’s menu offerings, which includes classic Greek dishes like moussaka, roasted lamb and numerous pasta options, are large, so she figured offering half portions would please her current customers, and bring new ones in.

“The half portions are becoming very popular,” Paddle said.

“They are a particularly good idea for seniors and kids, although we do have a separate kids menu as well. My chef has been cooking Greek food since he was 13, so he’s very good at it. But we also have a wide variety of Canadian foods, including burgers and wraps.”

The Olive Station in Duncan tickling tastebuds one year in

The Olive Station in Duncan is celebrating its first anniversary.

Owner Grant Easterbrook said the store, which specializes in olive oil and balsamic vinegars from around the world, has established a loyal group of customers since it opened, and new ones come in the store every day.

The store, located at #7-225 Canada Ave., currently carries 19 different types of olive oil and 29 balsamic vinegars, and has a tasting room on the premises where people can try them out.

“We’ve certainly met our goals in the first year and, if we play our cards right, The Olive Station will only get better. We plan on celebrating our first anniversary sometime within the next couple of weeks.”

Boston Pizza, Thriftys to raise Tour de Rock funds

Two local businesses are helping out with the 2017 Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock.

Tour de Rock is a two-week, 1,000-kilometre bike ride held every fall on Vancouver Island for a team of police officers who raise money to fight childhood cancer.

On Sept. 16, Boston Pizza will donate $5 from every large pizza sold that day at all Vancouver Island locations to the Tour de Rock.

As well, Thrifty Foods will celebrate its 40th birthday by having all its locations donate $1 from the sale of every bag of Monster Cookies that are sold in September.

Thrifty Foods customers can also donate their three-cents reusable bag rebate to the cause or make a cash donation at the till.