The barricades are down

The barricades are down, the pylons have all disappeared and the asphalt has cured. The corner of Corydon Ave and Lilac Street is once again alive and looking spectacular. And now it’s time to celebrate.

After weeks of construction replacing the sidewalks and resurfacing the street from Lilac to Stafford, Corydon Ave and Lilac Street businesses have a couple of reasons to celebrate.

 “Not only do we want to show off the new area,” said Sharon Anseeuw-Lamoureux of Upstairs For Hair at 250 Lilac Street  “But we also  want to thank our loyal customers and clients who still supported us throughout the disruption.”

Joining Upstairs For Hair in Saturday’s celebration is Radiance Gifts, Angles Hair Design, Food Fare, Humbolt’s Legacy, Beyond Flowers, October Boutique, The Pennyloaf Bakery, Things Antiques, Santa Lucia and many more businesses in the area.

Angles Hair Design and Upstairs For Hair will be offering haircuts in the Food Fare parking from 11:00am to 3:00pm for charity as a special thank you. Stop by for a trim or cut with the proceeds going to support Team Cornell and the Health Sciences Center Foundation. The five-member group, made up of Jodi Moskal, Lisa Webinger, Lisa Dyck, Aaron DeGroot and David Van Hooren are attempting to raise a total of $50,000 for the Health Sciences Centre (HSC) Foundation as part of the annual Celebrity Human Race.

Radiance Gifts at 975 Corydon is celebrating 21 years in business on Corydon Ave by offering 21% off everything in store. “Our customers didn’t seem to mind the disruption over the last few weeks and we really want to thank them,” said Lisa Tjaden.

Humbolt’s Legacy at Lilac are having a Storewide Sale featuring clothing, shoes, storage, toys, housewares at 20% to 70% off.

There will be draws throughout the day with prizes from many merchants including Nelson River Construction. Free hot dogs and drinks will be available in the Food fare parking and an abundance of cake, cupcakes and other treats will be all through the area.