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Downtown Business Spotlight : Barbershop on Gaetz

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This week, we shine our ‘Business Spotlight’ on Barber Shop on Gaetz. Did you know Barber Shop on Gaetz holds the title of being the longest-running barbershop in Red Deer? Originally opening in 1947, this unique shop has been operating under Selene Fraser for the past 11 years and has a very loyal clientele who have supported the Shop even through a temporary relocation following a fire. You can find them in the basement of Evergreen Massage right next to the Club Café until they are able to return to their regular location. Selene would like her clients to know that she’s happy to go mobile for any clients that are unable to access the basement. Read on to learn more!

What is your business?

We are Barber Shop on Gaetz.

When did your business open?

The business originally opened in 1947 and I am the 8th owner, operating for 11 years now.

What makes your business unique?

The customers! We have the best customers and I’m not kidding – I say that every time. I’ve worked in so many shops in my career, I’ve been doing hair for 35 + years and I’ve had the most fun here. Not because I own the place, it’s the people that make it great.

What are some products/services that you offer?  

We offer full services for men including hot shaves, colors, and highlights although we don’t do a lot of those. We do a lot of hot shaves. As for products, we offer the Maverick line, Crew line, Carina Organics line, beard oils, anything to do with shaving we supply. Ladies and children’s cuts are also available.

 

Why did you choose Downtown Red Deer as the location for your business?

I knew a lady who worked here years before. It was a busy little shop with old-timers and farmers. The entire rural community knew about it because 50th Ave was the main road through town. This building has always been a barbershop. The history of it was one of the main reasons I chose the location. I like the downtown core, it’s diverse.

What do you think makes Downtown vibrant?  

The people! The small businesses, the ‘mom & pop’ owned places and the cultural aspect. 

I love Downtown Red Deer because…  It’s central and it’s community. I like the little shops, businesses, and the friendly, non-judgemental, awesome community.

Barber Shop on Gaetz brings a definite charm to Downtown Red Deer. Its unique, friendly atmosphere is a real reason people keep returning! Selene and her team are leaders in their craft and care greatly for their Downtown community. Make sure to stop in for your next hair or beard service!

 

 

If you would like to see your Downtown business spotlighted, please contact us at 403-340-8696 or [email protected].

We serve approximately 500 businesses and property owners in Downtown Red Deer, Alberta. Our Mission is to build an engaged Downtown community, develop a Downtown brand and enhance the Downtown experience.

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This week’s Business Spotlight shines on Pizza 73! This Downtown restaurant is located at 4912 43 street.

What is your business?

Pizza 73.

When did your business open?

Pizza 73 Downtown opened over 30 years ago at the beginning of 1990. 

What makes your business unique?

Our customer service sets us apart from others. We know how important it is to provide a safe and clean environment, especially now, and great customer service for the incredible people of Red Deer. We want to ensure the most reliable and safe delivery of our quality pizza and more!  

What are some products/services that you offer?

We’re most famous for our pizza and wings which have innovative flavours, and are high quality products made with the utmost safety and care. In addition we have great sides like our curly fries, or for those with a sweet tooth; check out our funnel cake sticks. We are also proud to offer an array of products for those with dietary restrictions including Gluten Free and Vegan. 

Why did you choose Downtown Red Deer as the location for your business?

When we joined the downtown in 1990, we wanted to be centrally located to make it easy for delivery to the people of Red Deer, but also in the center where we could connect with the fantastic businesses of downtown. 

What do you think makes Downtown vibrant?

Through this hard time, the innovations, the energy and the engagement of the local community and businesses have kept the Downtown vibrant this past year. It’s been incredible to see how everyone has pulled together and worked hard to support local businesses. 

I love Downtown Red Deer because… 

In addition to having the best pizza place in town, it’s the local business owners whose resilience is inspiring and the phenomenal people that support the community and the local businesses Downtown. 

Call Pizza 73 for your next pizza night! Follow them for updates:

Website: Pizza 73

Instagram: Pizza 73 (@pizza_73)

Facebook: Pizza 73 | Facebook

Twitter: Pizza 73 (@pizza73) / Twitter

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Downtown Business Spotlight: Paris Aesthetic

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 This week’s Business Spotlight shines on Paris Aesthetic! This unique spa is located at #2, 4820 Gaetz Ave. We spoke with Nathalie and Charley to learn more!

   

What is your business?

Nathalie: My business [Paris Aesthetic] is a spa and I am a beautician.

 

When did your business open?

Nathalie: September 1st, 2020.

What makes your business unique?

Nathalie: We are a quiet, intimate and discreet space open to women but also to men. We actually see more men than women!

Charley: We should also add that Nathalie took all her training in France. That is something very unique about her!

What are some products/services that you offer?

Nathalie: Waxing, body-scrub, pedicure and massage therapy.

Charley: I am a fully registered massage therapist. I do lots of fire-cupping, and my disciplines are mostly deep-tissue massage and therapeutic, but I do relaxation and even Lomi Lomi, which is a Hawaiian relaxation massage. I direct bill for absolutely everybody I can find, and the price is the same for relaxation or therapeutic. Everything is included – if you want stones, if you want cups – and we’re open every weekend till 9!

 

Why did you choose Downtown Red Deer as the location for your business?

Nathalie: The busy road attracts more customers.

What do you think makes Downtown vibrant?

Nathalie: The old, historic buildings, the decoration and the Patio on Ross Street.

Charley: Christmas time when they have everything out, the extra lights and street lights they put up, they’re so pretty.

Finish this sentence: I love Downtown because…

Nathalie: …of the cafe’s and night-life.

Visit Paris Aesthetic for you next spa day! Follow them for updates:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/parisaestheticreddeer

Website: https://parisaesthetic.net/

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