In the Exchange for the Week of January 21st

Nicholas Friesen Blog

Here in the Exchange, there’s always something going on! From dining, to shopping or grabbing a show, here’s what goes on your calendar this week.  Matilda @ RMTC’s John Hirsch Mainstage (174 Market Avenue) On now until February 2 Roald Dahl’s classic isn’t just a great kids novel or a kooky film adaptation by Danny Devito, it’s a hilarious musical about a telekinetic bookworm who puts what’s right first! Starring some of Winnipeg’s best young musical theatre talent, this is a show not to be missed.  Admission: $88 and up.  Visit royalmtc.ca for details and tickets. January 21: Aaron Pritchett w/Kira Isabella @ The Centennial Concert Hall (555 Main Street) 8pm The “Worth a Shot” singer returns to Winnipeg for …

Get back on your bike this winter

Exchange District BIZ Blog

With three full-time Exchange District BIZ (EDB) staffers now clearing snow from the streets and sidewalks – including bike lanes – after snowfalls, it’s high-time to shake the dust off your trusty steed and get back on that proverbial horse. We asked the team at long-time Exchange District bike shop Natural Cycleworks (NC) for tips on getting through winter as a rider. EDB: What kind of bike is best for winter cycling, and how do you prep your bike for the season? NC: Any bike can be a good winter bike. With a few changes, any bike you can ride during the summer time is one that you can ride in the winter time too. The most basic change that …

Up until now, Singletons has been quiet about its Winnipeg history, having grown the company from a single location in 1981 to 11 locations locally and two in Edmonton. Now, with the third generation at the helm, general manager Megan McGhie and her brother Tyler McGhie are working to solidify Singletons’ reputation as a locally-owned, full-service salon. To do this, Singletons recently opened a flagship location at 139 Market Avenue, which opened on December 4. The visibility of its East Exchange District storefront and the massive appeal of the open-brick heritage building with century-old timber beams helps cement Singletons’ story in Winnipeg. It’s also introducing a new direction for the company. “We thought that it really fit with our rebrand,” …