Richcraft is going to ask the city’s Built Heritage Sub-Committee to defer a decision on their demolition request for the Bradley-Craig barn. The developer wants to dismantle and move the landmark building on Hazeldean Road to Saunder’s Farm in Munster, and the proposal is on the committee’s agenda for this Monday. The committee will likely grant the deferral, and reschedule the item for December.
GENDRON ANTIQUES BARN
We finally know who’s taking over the other big red barn on Hazeldean Road. The husband-wife dental team Dr. Cathy Deschênes and Dr. Michael Poitras are moving their practice from their current home on Stittsville Main Street. They’ll open at the new location in mid-December.
Marc and Line Gendron ran an antique business out of the barn since 2002, and retired this fall.
BISTROFIFTYFOUR CUTS BACK OPERATIONS
Bistrofiftyfour, the restaurant at the Amberwood Village Golf & Country Club, has suspended its regular business hours until further notice. They will continue to be open for special events until December 15, and they’ll shut down completely until the spring.
- What’s next for the Minto’s Potter’s Key development plans? About 100 people packed a meeting hall at GRC on Wednesday night to offer feedback on the latest plan of subdivision. Minto will now do another “final draft plan” to relocate townhouses that back onto Overland Drive, and possibly add a recreation trial. Councillor Qadri has also asked Minto to conduct another traffic study. Meanwhile, residents who currently leave on the east and west side of the proposed subdivision plan to continue to share their concerns with the developer and councillor.
- An updated site plan for the shopping plaza at the northwest corner of Carp Road and Hazeldean has been approved. That paves the way for “a new athletic facility in one building and a restaurant, retail store or bank in the other.” That athletic facility is likely to be a Goodlife.
- The plan of subdivision for 173 Huntmar has also been approved, allowing for “the development of a mixed-use subdivision with residential and commercial uses, consisting of 13 low rise apartment buildings, 12 townhouses blocks and two four storey commercial buildings with retail on the ground floor and office uses above.” It also includes the heritage Boyd House.
A FEW EVENTS THIS WEEKEND:
- Jim Watson and Shad Qadri will attend the grand opening of Re-Read Books on Stittsville Main Street this Saturday. There’s a ribbon-cutting at 10:00am. The event also includes cake, coffee, and face painting for kids.
- Covered Bridge Brewing is celebrating International Stout Day with a tour to Hummingbird Chocolate, Equator Coffee, and Wiches Cauldron. $70 includes lunch, beer, sampling and more.
- The annual St. Thomas Snowflake Bazaar & Luncheon is on Saturday at St. Thomas Anglican Church on Stittsville Main.
(With files from Shannon Lough.)