Foot well being is one thing that many individuals take with no consideration. Our toes maintain us up and take us the place we have to go, however what occurs after we expertise a foot-related well being situation? That’s the place Pam Cote and her staff at Tender Foot, situated at 1328B Pitt St, are available.
Tender Foot opened 5 months in the past and presents cell and in-clinic companies.
Pam grew to become a nurse in her forties, beginning in eye care and group nursing after commencement. When in group nursing, Cote had the chance to do foot care and located her area of interest.
“Tender Foot took place 9 years in the past,” she mentioned, “We began in Ottawa as cell, then I had a chance to brick and mortar so I believed – let’s do this. Cornwall wasn’t on my radar, however the constructing may be very good, and the homeowners are phenomenal. I perceive it’s a wanted service right here, so all of it simply appeared to suit.”
When requested what attracted her to foot care, Pam defined, “It’s instant gratitude. Persons are excited to get their toes accomplished as a result of they know they’re going to really feel higher. I really like the social side of it. Particularly since I do work for myself, I can spend the time speaking to shoppers.”
As a result of she’s a nurse, Pam mentioned that folks do ask questions unrelated to foot care and he or she enjoys having the ability to assist in any approach she will be able to. She additionally presents flexibility to shoppers in the event that they wish to come to the clinic through the hotter months and have dwelling visits within the winter when getting out is harder.
Purchasers who go to the clinic entry further perks like scorching towel service and a short foot therapeutic massage with lotion after their therapy. Additionally they provide non-thermal laser remedy for fungal nails and an ionic foot soak that pulls toxins out of the physique in-clinic solely.
“Foot well being is so necessary,” Cote shared, “We do diabetic care too, which is a extra concerned evaluation. We’re checking for sensation, we’re checking for circulation, and we’re educating too.”
Tickle Your Fancy
For those who’re looking for a novel reward, try Tickle Your Fancy, a present store that opened at 225 Pitt Road on June 9, 2022.
The proprietor, Martin Buser, is a retired paralegal who needed to convey one thing distinctive to Cornwall’s downtown core. His favourite a part of working the enterprise is assembly and speaking with totally different individuals.
“I used to be a paralegal for 11 years after which I made a decision to do one thing else,” he advised Seaway Information, “I believed that this was not a very tough job, however one thing to maintain me busy. I didn’t wish to simply sit at dwelling.”
Buser shared that along with being a paralegal, he labored for 30 years within the resort business, commuting to Ottawa from Cornwall. He was purchaser on the Sheridan Ottawa resort for 11 years, a semi-retail background that gave him the arrogance to open his personal retailer.
“The gadgets I carry are about 30% native, 20% regional, and 50% from all over the place else,” Buser defined, “I wish to be an asset to the group. I feel the downtown core is sweet for the town. It’s good for tourism and it’s good for the individuals of the city to have one thing localized fairly than extra huge field shops.”
For those who take a stroll round, you would possibly discover gadgets from native makers together with Little Dove Boutique and Amethyst Claire Handcrafted. Buser additionally carries area of interest merchandise, together with Swiss meals items (an acknowledgment to his Swiss heritage) and handmade wooden fixtures made in Ontario close to Simcoe County.
Rush Hour Escapes
The Campbell household opened Rush Hour Escapes upstairs at 52 Pitt Road nearly six years in the past, introducing the escape room craze to many Cornwall and SDG residents. Rush Hour Escapes has two themes: a jungle Expedition and Code Pink which is ready at a Chilly Battle army base.
“My daughters, each of their early 20s, had been attempting to get my husband [Jordan] and I to go do an escape room. I believed ‘Ugh, I don’t like puzzles and that form of factor,’ however they lastly satisfied us. We went, and we had been hooked immediately. It’s simply a lot enjoyable,” Colleen Campbell advised Seaway Information.
Colleen is an entrepreneur who enjoys bringing good issues to Cornwall. She was the unique proprietor of Echo Traits when it opened on Third Road in 2002 and briefly owned a nurse’s uniform retailer the place Rush Hour Escapes is now.
“You realize what occurs with an escape room? Life is so hectic, and worrying. There’s plenty of no-so-great issues happening on the planet proper now,” she mentioned, “If you go into an escape room with your folks, your focus is on fixing the puzzles and attending to the top. Whether or not you win or lose, simply being in there for that hour is as stress-free as a spa. It’s worrying, nevertheless it’s a extremely good form of stress.”
The Campbell household was considered one of a number of recipients of the 2022 My Important Road grant. The grant allowed them to revamp their web site, create promotional movies, and rent an organization to assist with social media.
Whereas about 80% of their clientele are from Cornwall and SDG, Colleen shared that many individuals journey and do escape rooms (herself included). Rush Hour Escapes attracts in vacationers from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, New York State, in addition to households touring to Canada internationally.