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Farewell from The Pantry

The Pantry Vegetarian Tearoom in the Glebe Community Centre will close its doors for the last time on June 30. Carolyn Best, the current proprietor, reflects on the impending closure of one of the Glebe’s longest running businesses.

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Building a vision for Bank Street in the Glebe

ImagineGlebe is a community-visioning project initiated by the Glebe Community Association (GCA). The first phase of this project has been dubbed “Building a Vision for Bank Street: Strengthening our Community’s Traditional Mainstreet.”
Residents came out to a public meeting on Thursday, April 12 to hear more and ask questions about an upcoming proposal for redevelopment of the site at 890 and 900 Bank Street, that is currently home to The Beer Store and Mr. Muffler.

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The Rowan – combining culinary goodness and creativity

When I first heard that brothers Simon and Ross Fraser were opening a new restaurant in the Glebe called The Rowan, I was beyond the moon. Their eight-year-old eatery, Fraser Café in New Edinburgh, is one of my favourite go-to places in Ottawa for creatively prepared food and outstanding service.

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Donate stuff, volunteer and bake for the planet

My absolute favourite event of the year is right around the corner and I’m excited to share details with you. Ecology Ottawa’s 9th annual Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale will be taking place on Saturday, May 28, in the Rogers Plus and Kunstadt Sports parking lots.

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The Glebe fire, one year later

Every day gets easier and easier for Eli Saikaley.
April 9 marked exactly one year since a devastating fire ripped through a commercial building on Bank Street, wiping out his Silver Scissors Salon business of 36 years, his son’s taco shop that was just 36 days old and several other businesses, including Pizza Hut, Mac’s Milk, Brown’s Cleaners, and the Beaver’s Mug Café.

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Lansdowne traffic report – the penultimate chapter

What a contrast from the two previous years! There was no media scrum, no call from the CBC, not even a question from a councillor on April 6 after the Glebe Community Association (GCA) presented to the City’s Transportation Committee during their annual review of Lansdowne traffic monitoring. Does this mean that the community’s concerns with Lansdowne traffic have subsided, or are resolved? Well, sort of.

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