The retail landscape on West 4th between Arbutus and Yew Street is changing for good. Anchor tenant Lululemon is being joined by some brand spanking new retail space – recent move-ins include BeautyBar (more on them below), a Bell Mobility outlet, a Ronson’s walking shoe store, and a couple baby-related stores. What is it with Kits right now?? The area is growing up and locals are sticking around and having kids rather than moving on to the suburbs.
After a big night out with Mikey last night, we strolled along 4th avenue and came across BeautyBar Cosmetics – it’s a great looking space and our significant others insisted we go in for a browse. It’s a good thing we did, they have a ‘tonic bar’ in the back and after trying a sample compliments of owner Tasleem Suleman, we were sucking back a couple of full-sized Elixir Tonic drinks that hit the spot and re-energized us for the day. The next time you’re on 4th, grab a stool at the bar and try a sample – it’s good stuff.
Interesting note: Tasleem is the wife of Zul Suleman – owner of Market Meats just down the street. Look for Mikey to address the BBQ season on the blog soon.
Last modified: April 12, 2008