The shop local movement has never been more beautiful as when Bamboo Ballroom opened its gorgeous doors at the end of June. Originally from Edmonton, this stunning black and gold boutique features brands such as Mink Pink and Free People coupled with unique vintage housewares and furniture. Whether you walk out with a new party dress or some vintage crystal goblets, you’ll feel great supporting local retail.
1218C 9 Ave. S.E., www.bambooballroom.ca
This store within DaDe Art & Design Lab sells a collection of beautifully designed everyday objects. Think dishes, clocks, linens, fashion and home accessories all with elevated design.
1327 9 Ave. S.E., 403-454-0243, designworship.com
Step into the tranquil white space of Fresh Laundry – Inglewood’s latest answer to our laundry, skin and apothecary needs. Whether you need eco-friendly refills of your favourite laundry soap or a hand cream to cure all of your dry skin woes, Fresh Laundry has a curated selection of some of the world’s most refined apothecary brands.
1216 9 Ave. S.E., freshlaundry.co
Looking for a new place to do your sun salutations? How about the rooftop of Junction 9 Yoga & Pilates? Specializing in both Yoga and Pilates, this new Inglewood studio is also home to Grand Central, their in-house caf featuring Phil & Sebastian coffee, locally made kombucha and tea. Pop in for a coffee break or for an inspiring Pilates session, you won’t be disappointed.
919 9 Avenue SE, 403-474-9118, junction9.ca
Craft beer lovers are already aware of Oak & Vine’s first location near SAIT and couldn’t wait for the Inglewood location to officially open. Focusing on both wine and craft beer, this company takes their beverages seriously. Organizing their wine selection by colour and taste as well as bringing unique beers in on a weekly basis, these folks know what they are talking about when it comes to the oak and vine.
3, 1139 9 Ave. S.E., 403-455-6333, oakandvine.ca
We’ve all come to know and love The Nash and Offcut Bar but now that summer has officially here, the folks of Inglewood could use a great patio. Luckily, they just opened their south-facing patio. Enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine with your meal made by the Nash’s incredible kitchen.
925 11 St. S.E., 403-984-3365, thenashyyc.com
Local coffee roasters, Rosso have plans to open their fourth location in the new Torode building on 9th Avenue S.E. Rosso is known for delicious coffee roasted right here in Calgary (they supply many cafes throughout the city) and their tasty and healthy house-made foods. They also have a monthly coffee subscription that is ideal for the caffeine addict.
1409 9 Ave. S.E., rossocoffeeroasters.com
Zyn Wine & Beer is officially moving all operations from its 17 Avenue S.E. Inglewood location to 9 Avenue S.E. While the previous location was convenient for residents of Inglewood, the new location will be even more accessible. And accessibility to its selection of 10,000-plus craft beers and wines is very important. They hope to open early to late Fall 2015 depending on construction.
It has been rumoured that Jugo Juice will be opening a location in the base of the new mixed-use Torode building on 9 Avenue S.E. The Calgary-based company is known for their delicious smoothies and healthy food options. One thing that all Inglewoodians know is that more food options in the area is never a bad idea – especially when it is in the form of smoothies!
1409 9 Ave. S.E., jugojuice.com