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Saanich Business Buzz: Pharmasave Broadmead Village gets a makeover

Uptown Shopping Centre adds new retailers

The Saanich News has news of our very own!

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Saanich News is celebrating with owners Satnam Lalli, Andrea Hyndman and Dave and Michelle Jeske on the expansion and renovation of their Pharmasave Broadmead location.

A Grand re-opening took place Friday, Nov. 14 with a ribbon-cutting and a cake-cutting ceremony as well as a ladies shopping night that took place on Sunday: Prizes were awarded and the finale – a grand prize draw – took place last night. One lucky shopper walked away with a two-night getaway to the beautiful Beach Club Resort in Parksville.

Shoppers were also eligible for two other grand prize draws: Vancouver Canucks tickets, and an Apple iPad and $500 Pharmasave gift card. Canuck calendars are still available; partial proceeds help the Canucks for Kids Fund.

The store has been expanded to offer over 10,000 square feet of shopping. The Pharmasave Broadmead location has been in business for 23 years.

Uptown Shopping Centre is expanding: The shopping mecca’s newest addition is U.S.-based accessory giant Charming Charlie, which opened on Nov. 18.

Other retailers opening in November include Montreal-based Dynamite and Garage women’s fashion brands, which will open the first combination store in the province right here in Saanich.

The Bone & Biscuit Co., a growing Kelowna business that provides all-natural pet food and accessories also opened at Uptown this month. Escents Aromatherapy, a Vancouver-based leader in natural botanicals with an internationally-known line of more than 200 beauty and wellness products, will make its Vancouver Island debut at Uptown on Dec. 11.

Mark your calendars! The Cedar Hill Studio Artists Holiday Sale is back, for the first time in the new Arts Centre. Saturday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Come early for the best selection of original pottery and art pieces created by over 20 Cedar Hill studio artists and artisans. For more info call 250-475-7121 or visit cedarhillarts.ca

If you know of or hear about business or community happenings in your Saanich, please let us know. Send your tips to our advertising consultants Sarah Taylor (staylor@saanichnews.com) and Chris Kelsall (chris.kelsall@saanichnews.com).