Downtown Kitchener

While Parts of Downtown Kitchener Bloom, Budds Closes

Though the closing of their store is tinged with sadness, the Budd family are also optimistic about the future. “We’ve walked King Street every day for 50 years,” says Howie. “We’ve seen the best, and we’ve seen the worst. We’re leaving at a time when King Street is on an upswing, [with] the new condos, high-tech, the LRT. It’s all going to form a new, vibrant King Street which will be the heart and soul of our community. People will be proud of it. No question.”...

The Berlin: A “Kitchener” Restaurant in the Making

Downtown Kitchener will soon be home to a new restaurant at 45 King Street West. The Berlin, slated to open late November, is co-owned by Head Chef Jonathan Gushue and General Manager Ryan Lloyd-Craig. The two are currently hard at work transforming the space, which formerly housed Peter Martin’s The 41 Gastro Pub. Their vision is for a simple, laid-back restaurant that focuses on sustainability and the basics of cooking....

Who is that girl?

Mysterious posters have been showing up around town • RYAN HUEGLIN PHOTOGRAPHY MANAGER Mystery art looks to change perceptions of K-W Cristina Almudevar...

Art of the city

Silvia DiDonato on top of Kitchener City Hall, where she works developing arts and culture in the area. • NICK LACHANCE CCE CONTRIBUTOR Bob Egan CCE CONTRI...