Downtown Stouffville Revitalization

Stouffville Train Station

Stouffville Train Station

Downtown Stouffville is where we were first attracted to the town of Stouffville when we were looking for a house 4 years ago. It has it own quiet charm and we are always intrigued by how the world goes back slightly in time when we drive east from 9th line. Of course Downtown Stouffville is also where Red Bulb will be located, and it is exciting to hear about the Town’s plans to enhance the downtown core and create a vibrant environment to draw out the Stouffville community.

A Downtown Stouffville Revitalization meeting was held on Monday evening(12th Apr) and it brings together the businesses and the landlords from the downtown area.  We heard from the town officials on the various programs that are being planned and we were also introduced to Anna Rose, our new Downtown Coordinator, who was specifically appointed to lead the Downtown Revitalization efforts.

The efforts from the Town Hall is a great start and to succeed, we need the active participation of the business and residents. As a(soon-to-be) small business owner myself – while I hope that Town will deliver their promises and provide the best support to businesses – I also recognize that I play a critical part in bringing excitment and value to the Town. That means providing the best retail experience and superior products to the folks who are willing to shop in Downtown Stouffville. I spoke with Anna after the meeting and one salient point we agreed on, is the need for businesses to have a collective mindset that it benefits all businesses in the area if we work together to bring out the crowds. True, we are competing against each other, but if we are able to draw out 100 extra people, capturing 10 percent of that will mean an extra 10 customers for our business.

All the plans and effort will not work without the Stouffville community. I know(and I am guilty of) that it is easy and safe to visit the big box stores and drive-throughs but what you are missing is the personal touch and the intricacies of independent stores, most of which have staked their savings on their businesses and work really hard to make things good. My team at Red Bulb has discussed extensively about the need for excellent products and service, and we are fully committed to delivering that to our customers when open our doors in July.

so..folks of Stouffville..would you like to come in for a nice cup of coffee(or tea, we offer choices too :-) ) in a few months? we look forward to seeing you! 

Posted on
Friday, April 16th, 2010
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8 Comments to “Downtown Stouffville Revitalization”

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Looking forward to it! I hope your homemade lavender truffles that I sampled at Pistol will be for sale! I’ve been dreaming about them ever since!

June 30th, 2010

[...] first to apply and obtain our approval successfully. This would not be possible without the help of Anna Rose(our new Downtown Coordinator) and Andrew McNeely(Director of Planning and Building Services). [...]

June 21st, 2010

we will probably start about 5.30am and close around 8pm during weekdays, with shorter hours for the weekend. but it really depends on traffic at night. It is a chicken and egg question – is Stouffville quiet at night or is it quiet because no stores are opened on main street?

June 18th, 2010

This is great! Any idea what your hours will be? I’m looking for a place to have a knitting group, either evenings or afternoons. Hey – any knitters out there that love coffee? Drop me a line at barbwhang@gmail.com – we’re looking for more knitters for a knitting and coffee group.

June 16th, 2010
Barb Whang

Hey Lynn

if you promise to come, we will make sure we are open :-)

Probably not early enough for the 525 train but definitely ready for the 604 trains.

June 1st, 2010

Please tell me that you’ll be at the crack of dawn each day to give us bleary eyed GO Train commuters a joly of java.

May 25th, 2010

Hi Jordann

we are definitely counting on the support of the GO train folks. Hopefully the reno and permits will go smooth and we can be opened to enjoy the best of summer.

see you in July!

May 15th, 2010

I was just walking home from the train last night and noticed your sign (haha,ya I’m none too perceptive).
How exciting! Finally a coffee place that’s closer to my house.
Can’t wait to meet you guys!

May 12th, 2010