Business Spotlight: New café at former Choices location

By Leah Blain, Observer columnist

Anne Robertson bought Choices Cafe and reopened it as Anne’s Café. It is located at 40 Lakeshore Drive NE. Anne’s menu includes sandwiches, soups, salads, wraps, fresh baked pies, muffins, and cinnamon buns. Everything is made from scratch and her clubhouse sandwiches are proving to be very popular. Anne is from Enderby and has worked in the food industry for many years in Manitoba. She also offers catering. Cafe hours are Monday to Friday 7 a.m. – 4pm. and 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturdays. To contact Anne’s Cafe phone 250-832-7555.

New toy store

A new toy store, ‘Rhymes with Purple’, opened its doors on June 2. This is a new venture for owner Heather Evans. The toy store features games and educational toys with brands like Melissa & Doug. They are located at 171 B Hudson Avenue (beside the Candy Vault). They are open 9:30-5:30 pm Monday to Friday, and 9:30-5pm Sat. For more information contact 250-833-5399

Hartty clothing

Hartty Clothing moved this past week at their new location at 160 Hudson Street, across from the Candy Vault.

Hyde Mountain hosts Chamber

On June 5, Hyde Mountain Golf Course hosted the Chamber of Commerce, their families and friends to a night of golf, appetizers, and drinks.

“It’s a chance for me and my team to meet the local businesses,” says Hyde Mountain’s new General Manager, Bob Genoway.

Bob is a native of Manitoba but comes from Alberta where he managed golf courses for the past 18 years.

Name change

Thompson Plumbing and Heating is changing its name to Service First Tradeworks.

The reason for the change is their desire to better reflect the level of service they’re able to provide, and gives them room to grow into other services in the future beyond plumbing, heating, and cooling.

They have a new website:

Business after Business

Sample local wine, beer, and appetizers at the Business after Business event, hosted by the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce. It’s a chance to mix and mingle with fellow Chamber members while enjoying local treats. It takes place at DeMille’s Farm Market, June 15, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Contact the Chamber for more information, email or phone 250-832-6247.

Lunch ’n Learn

Community Futures is hosting two June workshops on June 28. There is a Lunch ‘N Learn for Non-Profit Leaders from noon until 2 p.m. The cost is $45 + GST. From 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. there is a Digital Marketing Workshop for Business, $45 + GST. Both are being held at the Community Futures boardroom, 101- 160 Harbourfront Drive NE. Phone 250-803-0156 or visit them online at