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Ribbon cuttings held at three new businesses in Amherstburg

Ribbon cutting at new Indian restaurant Naan Craft
Ribbon cutting at new Indian restaurant Naan Craft

A trio of ribbon cuttings were held last week for new businesses that have opened up in Amherstburg.

Two of the ribbon cuttings were last Saturday morning, the first being at Naan Craft – Fusion of Curries. The Indian restaurant is located in the plaza at 421 Sandwich St. S.

Varun Kapoor, who owns the business with his family, outlined his background and journey to Canada. He started his hospitality journey in the United Kingdom, gaining his education there and working in five-star hotels before returning to India. He became involved in a premier real estate company and seniors long-term care before continuing in the hospitality industry after coming to Canada.

Kapoor recalled turning down opportunities to come to Windsor-Essex County three times before finally continuing in the industry in this region. He and his family bought a house in Amherstburg and they wanted to open their own restaurant and offer their menu of Indian food.

Now that Naan Craft has its first location in Amherstburg, Kapoor said they hope to expand to other municipalities.

“I see a different potential here,” said Kapoor.

Kapoor said he not only wants to bring his hospitality experience in the U.K., India and Canada just to a restaurant, but is interested in a food manufacturing hub in town as well.

“The plan is getting ready,” he said. “I propose to do everything in Amherstburg.”

For more information, call 519-713-9006 or visit

The second ribbon cutting last Saturday was at The Good Stuff, a new health and wellness business that offers osteopathy treatments, psychotherapy, mental health counselling, workshops and group events and registered massage therapy.

Ribbon cutting at The Good Stuff - Self Care & Wellness
Ribbon cutting at The Good Stuff - Self Care & Wellness

Located at 65 Sandwich St. North but facing St. Arnaud St., the business is owned by Ollie and Jess Critchlow.

“It’s been a dream of ours for a few years,” said Ollie. “We’ve opened it sooner than expected.”

Friends and family helped create the space The Good Stuff is located in, Jess added.

“It looks like a lot of work and it was,” said Jess, “but it’s thanks to a lot of friends and family.”

Ollie added they wanted to create a space for self-care and wellness and they have spaces for people to relax. A shop inside the business allows people to buy soaps, crystals, shirts. Other goods are also available with Ollie adding a portion of the proceeds benefit the charity Street Help.

The location is ideal, he added, because it is not right downtown but is nearby is a somewhat quieter atmosphere.

For more information, visit or call 519-325-8327.

The Dawg House Grooming Spa held its ribbon cutting last Wednesday afternoon. That business is located at 64 Murray St. offering full dog grooming services and dog treats. Owners Savannah Vance and Erika Galbraith operate the business with Galbraith having worked with dogs for 11 years while Vance has over two years of experience.

Ribbon cutting at The Dawg House Grooming Spa
Ribbon cutting at The Dawg House Grooming Spa

The two were connected through Galbraith’s fiancé, and decided to open their own shop. They also plan to offer nail clinics and other services as time goes on.

Galbraith and Vance believe they have a great location and hope for big things.

To book an appointment, call Galbraith at 519-982-4184 or Vance at 519-736-7438.

Mayor Michael Prue cut the ribbon at all three events, wishing everyone the best and thanking them for having faith in the community.

“We are very excited the town is starting to boom,” he said.

Prue indicated that more such events are on the way.

Ribbon cuttings held at three new businesses in Amherstburg

By RTT Staff

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