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75 Prince William Street, Saint John, NB
When Introhive first arrived in Saint John they needed office space quickly which allowed for flexibility while they ramped up their presence in Saint John. Connexion Works provides an ideal short term solution. Once they got a better handle on their growth strategy for this market it became evident that they would need to find a larger and more permanent solution. A search of the local vacant office space uncovered a space that seemed ideal. The space was formerly occupied by DFS Architects and had been completely renovated only 4 years ago. It has a cool modern vibe and a great view of the harbour! Introhive only needed to make a few minor changes to the space to make it perfect for them.
Introhive is a relationship data science platform for #CRM that drives user adoption and proactively delivers valuable insights about clients and prospects. They now have 16 employees in Saint John. Jerry Carr, Introhive’s CTO commented “We are continuously recruiting and having an awesome office space is a key part of attracting top talent.”
Stephanie Turner represented Introhive as well as DFS Architects and the head-landlord Prince Williams Property ULC in this leasing transaction.
The Bank of Canada building is also FOR SALE. For more info on this investment opportunity CLICK HERE
36 Water Street, Saint John, New Brunswick
BunkHaus Boutique Hostel
After learning of different boutique hostels popping up around the world, Ingrid Woodhouse was inspired to create her very own hostel business here in New Brunswick. And, although there was no doubt from the beginning that Uptown Saint John was the best location for BunkHaus, it took some time to find the perfect spot.
“I looked at a few places but it wasn’t until we walked into 36 Water Street that I knew the hostel had found a home,” says Ingrid. “It has a beautiful exposed brick wall that really showcases our city’s character, huge storefront windows that let in tons of natural light, it’s uptown on a ground floor, has high ceilings, and it even has my ideal footprint of 2500sq ft. It was a total homerun.”
Ingrid hopes that BunkHaus will help draw more travelers to the city and is excited to bring affordable yet chic accommodations to the Uptown core. The hostel will offer both private rooms and custom timber-frame bunks with stair access the top beds. As for the common area there will be a fresh new communal kitchen, long harvest table for sharing meals, and a lounge area for guests to relax and meet one another. The addition of a minibar as well as an outdoor patio with hammocks and heat lamps are also part of the plan but will come later. On-site laundry and free Wi-Fi will be vailable too.
With traditional Saint John architecture of 12ft high ceilings, exposed brick, and large windows, there will be no problem making this space a home using local art, plants, and comfortable Scandinavian-inspired furnishings. Guests will feel right at home here as they share meals, music, and memories together in the communal spaces designed to bring people together.
“We’re incredibly delighted to see the BunkHaus coming uptown and look forward to the grand opening. Without a doubt, this will be another great addition to the neighborhood. Not only will this be very high quality, it will also satisfy a need in the marketplace. We congratulate Ingrid on her vision and for seizing the opportunity,” says Keith Brideau of Historica Developments.
Stephanie Turner worked with Ingrid to find the perfect space and represented BunkHaus in the negotiations in the Landlord, Historica Developments.
212 McAllister Drive, Saint John, New Brunswick
If you’ve driven by Parkway Mall recently you may have noticed a new sign. Breakout Saint John announced today that they are moving from their current location on Rothesay Avenue to this new location. They leased a portion of the former liquor store. Breakout Saint John is an award-winning entertainment and team-building company that offers themed escape room games. This area of east Saint John is well known as a high traffic retail node and provides them with much better visibility.
Julia Pugley, President, issued a Press Release in which she said “Not only does this mean a larger and more central location for this popular local business, it also includes the much-anticipated launch of all-new escape rooms and puzzles.” This is great news for fans of Breakout!
Breakout’s next new room is slated to open before the end of May and the company also plans to announce an official grand opening in the coming weeks. Visit their website: www.breakoutsaintjohn.ca
Stephanie Turner represented the Tenant in the negotiations with Tidan Inc., the owners of Parkway Mall.
303 Westmorland Road, Saint John
After more than 2 years on the market, 303 Westmorland Road has traded and people can expect to see some activity there in the coming months. The building took longer than expected to sell. One of the main factors that was discouraging buyers was that the spot zoning only allowed for “used clothing sales” meaning that any other use needed to apply for a rezoning/variance.
Once Collins Tours was successful in getting the property rezoned for their use, they purchased the building. “I really liked the attraction of this building for more than one reason” said Greg Collins. “The location of the building was key, remaining in the east side was important since our office has been in the east side of Saint John for 15 plus years, the layout of the building being open concept, the overall improvements made to the building, and investment opportunity of owning vs leasing a property.”
Collins also shared the following message, “In the end I want to thank the previous owner for his help and patience, Gary and Stephanie for their patience, and the city of Saint John for the approval of the zoning. Most importantly, Collins Tours & Consulting Ltd wishes to thank our past, present, and future support over the past years of business to make this happen in our home city.”
Stephanie Turner was the listing agent and Gary Vincent. RE/MAX represented the buyer.
I’ve been compiling a list of national/regional retailers who currently have a presence in Atlantic Canada (specifically Moncton and/or Halifax). These retailers are hot prospects for attraction. They already understand the east coast so opening a store in Saint John should not be too much of a stretch for them.
If I’m missing any, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
LIST OF RETAILERS WITH LOCATIONS IN ATLANTIC CANADA (but not in Saint John, NB) in alphabetical order.
Banana Republic (more…)
8-10 Millennium Drive, Quispamsis, New Brunswick
Murphy’s Pharmacies of PEI are opening a location in Quispamsis under the Guardian Drugs banner. Murphy’s operates a chain of independent pharmacies and have been serving the health needs of communities across Prince Edward Island for 30 years. “We’re been working with Irving Oil through Partners Global and Provincial Realty for some time now to lease space in the Millennium Drive retail development. We’ve leased the two remaining vacant units between Subway and House of Chan. One side will be a pharmacy and the other a medical clinic including after-hours clinic” said Jeff Murphy, Chief Financial Officer at Murphy’s Pharmacies. “We love the location. Being close to a growing residential area made a lot of sense for us.”
Stephanie Turner was the listing agent.
66 PRINCE WILLIAM STREET, SAINT JOHN
The Prince William Street storefront which is well known to locals as the upscale hair & esthetics salon “Salon Circa” has announced it is closing at this location.
Owner Donnie Coholan posted the following public statement on Facebook this morning “To our dear clients and friends….after (20 plus) years of service, we at Salon Circa have collectively decided to end our joyous run and go separate ways! As sad as we are to do this, we are going to keep our business uptown and close to one another…”
The 1,775 square foot salon with embossed ceiling and exposed brick is available for lease.
For more information on Leasing this space click HERE
60 Water Street, Saint John, New Brunswick
Something’s brewing at 60 Water Street but it’s probably not what you’re thinking!
More excitement and suspense for uptown… A brand new business leased space today on Water Street just steps from the corner of Princess & Water. Watch for an announcement and new signage in the not-too-distant future!
Kate Thompson (née Lordon) owner of Silver Daisy (80 King) fell in love with the former Birks location and knew immediately that she wanted her business there. “The space is elegant and it inspired me to rethink my whole offering. LORDON is Silver Daisy’s upscale and sophisticated older sister and we promise you’re going to LOVE it! We’re keeping all of your favorite brands but we’re adding SO many more.”
“We are over-the-moon excited to show you everything!” says Kate. They will be keeping everyone informed along the way with sneak peeks of their gorgeous new store and amazing new product. Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SilverDaisySJ/
Read more in today’s HUDDLE STORY
The restaurant scene in uptown Saint John is thriving. Yes, opening a restaurant has it’s risks but some of our time tested stalwarts prove that the people of Saint John will support innovative menus, quality food, beautiful décor & good service. Those with the right formula continue to be busy!
Over the years I have met an amazing number of people from diverse backgrounds who, regardless of their personal wealth or success, say they’d like to set-up a restaurant one day. Home-makers with culinary skills, corporate executives with contacts, celebrities looking for an investment, landlords with space, restaurant managers or chefs with industry experience, industrialists who would simply like a place to host their associates & friends, and all sorts of other people who dream of having their own restaurant.~Ravi Wazir, 2015 from his article What it Takes – To Start & Run a Successful Restaurant
Do you have what it takes? Opportunities exist in Saint John, contact Stephanie to explore them all!