Building Business Dreams in Downtown Fort William

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Renco Foods in Centennial Square is open seven days a week anchoring the facility
Renco Foods in Centennial Square is open seven days a week anchoring the facility
Thunder Bay Police Service walking patrols during the day help reinforce a sense of safety in the downtown
Thunder Bay Police Service walking patrols during the day help reinforce a sense of safety in the downtown

There are Opportunities in Downtown Fort William

THUNDER BAY – BUSINESS – Thunder Bay is a community with enormous potential. You will hear that statement from politicians, the Chamber of Commerce, business leaders and realtors and the Shift Network. The Entrepreneur Centre is training a whole new future of business owners and entrepreneurs. What is needed is a solid business action plan which will help make all of the dreams a solid reality.

So? Where can that happen?

The Downtown Represents Opportunity

One of Thunder Bay’s hidden gems is right downtown in the Fort William Business District. Empty storefronts, for rent and for sale signs are all too common right now. What that really represents is opportunity. Right now the opportunities are here in the area.

Part of the solution comes with business owners who are working to bring the neighbourhood together for later hours. The courthouse, which was once pushed as a solution for the downtown needs far more going on to make a difference. The other solution might be in being open on Saturday for some of the shops.

The other push should come in the major business opportunities in the Fort William Business District. There are many fantastic office spaces available.

Talk about a view, perfect for a law practice, or? What is your dream, downtown Fort William likely has the space for you!
Talk about a view, perfect for a law practice, or? What is your dream, downtown Fort William likely has the space for you! For more information call 807-252-1469

Amazing Office Spaces in downtown Fort William
Amazing Office Spaces in downtown Fort William – for more information call 807-252-1469

Can you imagine your office in such a great location? Right here, right now in Downtown Fort William call 807-252-1469
Can you imagine your office in such a great location? Right here, right now in Downtown Fort William

What some see as empty, entrepreneurs will see as opportunities.

There are new businesses opening in the area. Over the past months there has been a slow steady shift in attitudes in the downtown area.

For sale or for lease, an amazing brick building in the downtown Fort William Business area
For sale or for lease, an amazing brick building in the downtown Fort William Business area

Renco Foods in Centennial Square is open seven days a week anchoring the facility
Renco Foods in Centennial Square is open seven days a week anchoring the facility

The Dollarama in Centennial Square attracts a lot of customers helping build up the area
The Dollarama in Centennial Square attracts a lot of customers helping build up the area

While many people complain about Victoriaville, and look back to the 1970s and say the decision to close off the streets was a mistake, the reality is that the centre is here, not likely to change and there are some pretty fantastic shops on what is still officially Victoria Avenue. Taking a walk through, while there are not lots of retail shops, there are some neat businesses, and there are vacancies that make it possible for you to build on your dream as well.

Thrive Fitness and Blue Sky Community Healing Centre are in the Renaissance Building on Victoria Avenue East
Thrive Fitness and Blue Sky Community Healing Centre are in the Renaissance Building on Victoria Avenue East

There are changes in the area as new businesses come in and new owners take over some of the old businesses.

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Diesel Coffee from The Hub on May Street – the official coffee for NetNewsLedger

For tea lovers, Steepers is under new ownership. They have brought in fresh new ideas, and are ready to serve you. Redd Boutique, and Crafters Corner along with Jonmar Computer are all ready to serve you.

Steepers Tea is under new ownership, Redd Boutique offers exciting fashions for the ladies, and Crafter's Corner lets you choose neat hand-made gifts
Steepers Tea is under new ownership, Redd Boutique offers exciting fashions for the ladies, and Crafter’s Corner lets you choose neat hand-made gifts
Excuria on Archibald Street in the historic Coo House is opening soon - showing faith in the neighbourhood
Excuria on Archibald Street in the historic Coo House is opening soon – showing faith in the neighbourhood

Giorg is under new management for fine Italian Dining Downtown
Giorg is under new management for fine Italian Dining Downtown

The Mandarin Restaurant on Brodie Street is a downtown fixture
The Mandarin Restaurant on Brodie Street is a downtown fixture

There is lots of things happening downtown. And for business owners, looking for opportunities, getting in on the ground floor is always a good idea. That time is now in downtown Fort William.

 

The classic sandstone of the old CIBC on Victoria Avenue. One wonders what may come of it?
The classic sandstone of the old CIBC on Victoria Avenue. One wonders what may come of it?

From E-Bikes to Art to pet grooming all on Justice Lane
From E-Bikes to Art to pet grooming all on Justice Lane
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