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Barrie Small Businesses Finding Ways To Keep Operating

In these troubling days, businesses are finding new ways of keeping their businesses open. Here are 3 of them. If you have some great promotions, a novel or new way to work so your business can continue to operate, let us know.


First up is, Love 2 Your Feet they are an online business selling socks, insoles, or patches. Not just any old pair of socks. These products were designed and made for outstanding comfort, features and performance for hiking, work and all-day wear in a boot or hiking shoe. These mid-size boot socks feature full-cushion support and comfort, arch support and superior moisture wicking.

Results and benefits arising from the products incorporating the VOXX HPT pattern include enhanced pain relief and management, especially PDN pain, enhanced postural stability and balance, and improved mobility and overall energy levels.

Love2YourFeet is available online, or you can have a one to one personal support recommendations. They will provide knowledge on VoxxLife products to best suit your needs.

During these times of social distancing and isolation, love2yourfeet have offers and promotions ongoing to make the socks affordable. Keep checking out their site and Facebook page to find out all the new promotions: and

Creative Cafe

The Creative Cafe has come up with a great way of continuing to operate.  They now offer a “Contactless pick-up and drop-off” curbside / Zero contact service.  Go to their Facebook page and pick an item from their currently available selection and order it.  They will let you know when you can pick it up from the curbside outside the Creative Cafe at Commerce Park Drive.

What better way is there to spend some time while at home.  Paint your own pottery in the design you choose.  Keep your kids amused and entertained for a few hours.

Great gift ideas, Miss your Grandchildren? Your Nieces and Nephews? Your little neighbour down the street? Surprise them with a Party Animal Mystery Kit!! A nice way to say I miss you!!

The ideas are endless, you can be creative and have fun.  For more information contact Creative Cafe, select and order items for their Facebook page,

Barrie Music School

Barrie Music School has come up with the innovative use of technology.  When you are closed due to today’s issues, if the student cant come to you, then the school comes to the student, virtually obviously.  With the music school shut down what a great way to keep up your lessons.

Learn the guitar or drums without leaving the isolation of your home.  No going out on a wet and windy day, stay in the comfort of your own living room.

They stay connected with their students through FaceTime and Skype.  If you’d like to try online lessons with your teacher, Nate Stan Kene and Ben are teaching via FaceTime and Skype!

Contact Barrie Music School by checking out their Facebook page also, check out their website

Downtown Restaurant Update: March 18th

5 Events To Try This Weekend



“Starting today we will be closing our doors and only offering Drive Thru cheese. Which means you can email us with your order (please provide your phone number) and we will have it ready for you at 4pm. We will also bring it to your vehicle outback”

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Starting today we will be closing our doors and only offering Drive Thru cheese. Which means you can email us with your order (please provide your phone number) and we will have it ready for you at 4pm. We will also bring it to your vehicle outback. If you are not sure what to order, just state that in your email. We will call you to discuss the cheeses you want! Don’t forget we also have delicious chocolate freshly made that can be picked up as well. . *Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance* As time goes on we will hone in our ordering process to make things as easy as possible. During difficult times it’s always nice to have comfort food and for us that is cheese and chocolate (and wine). We are still offering our cheese sale! All of our soft cheese, blue cheese, Burrata and Buffalo Mozzarella is 20% off! Including Brebisrousse featured in the video. Thank you all for your support. We cannot put into words how grateful we are to receive all of the wonderful caring messages. Our doors will be open again for you and we can’t wait for that day! So much love to you.

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Open for take-out and Uber Eats from 11am-8pm.

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Hello everyone! A big thank you for all of the support we have been receiving over these last couple of days. St Patrick’s day has passed us but that doesn’t mean we won’t have a party at another date; stay tuned in the coming weeks. P.s it will be less than 364 days now! Until then we are still open for take-out and Uber Eats from 11am-8pm. 💚🍀💚🍀💚🍀💚🍀💚🍀💚🍀💚🍀💚🍀💚 Don’t forget …when you order your nachos get them uncooked and cook them once you get home so that they are hot, fresh and crispy. Yes, that is a thing. When ordering off Uber eats simply modify your order and we will be sure to make this happen. Thank you again for everyone’s support and feedback on our take-out and delivery. Stay safe and healthy Simcoe County we will be back in the swing of things before we know it. #ilovemypub #support #supportlocal #takeout #ubereats #comfortfood #pubfood #publife

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Dunlop Diner

Call us direct for pickup at 705.252.6757, or find us on Uber Eats

British Arms

“We have decided to close for even delivery and take-out-indefinitely until it is possible to reopen. We will continue to closely monitor situation and will provide updates when we can”


Il Buco

“We have decided to close until further notice. We wish you and your family all the best and to stay safe and healthy. Please check our Facebook page for updates.


The North

“Unfortunate times here in Ontario… we are shutting down but as many owners have said this does not mean the end for us, we will continue on and prosper when the doors re open, thank you to everyone who has supported up to this day and can’t wait to see familiar faces when this all ends.. until next time please, “Feed the soul, not the hunger.”


Lazy Tulip


The Ranch 2.0

The Ranch 2.0 has decided to pause operations (both our Restaurant and Saturday night club night) until further notice.

Follow The Ranch 2.0 on Facebook & @thebarrieranch on Instagram for updates on re-opening.


Limoncello Bistro

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We are open for takeout folks! We are also offering delivery. For those of you who can’t make it to pick up, we are on skip the dishes, Uber eats and we also have our own delivery person. Check out our new Carbonara Pizza!!! It’s a definite must Also we are offering a family special. Choice of pasta (penne alla vodka, penne Pomodoro for 4. Caesar salad and garlic bread for 4. All for $75 Contact us for details 249-889-4001 We thank you for your support. Please support local We hope that you all stay safe and look forward to seeing you all in our dining room in the near future 249-880-4001 41 maple avenue. Barrie [email protected] #foodporn #chef #cheflife #picoftheday #limoncellobistro #barrie #toronto #yummy #foodie #foodgasm #catering #pasta #pizza #antipasto #italian #sicily #chefstable #grandopening #catering #caterer #restaurant #italianfoodlover #foodies #yum #chefstagram #foodieheaven #instapic

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Unity Market @ Cafe



Closed until Mar. 31st


Kenzington Burger Bar


Valiant’s Eatery


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Bohemia is closed till further notice. It’s a global pandemic, baby, so closing for a while is the least we can do to stop this thing. We’ll share hugs and stories, tears and laughter when the skies are blue again. In the meantime, during this state of emergency, we’re gonna practise social distancing, embrace self care, (online @blissanngreenyoga) eat lots of comfort food (i.e. cheese from @jadorefinecheese and bread from @homesteadbread), make our homes cozy (with @ourhousebarrie online, and @inhabit_interiors) read books (from @bbcbookstore), wear glamorous but comfortable lounge wear (from @janetkempladiesfashion and @zuzufashionboutiquebarrie), order takeout (from @grilledcheesesocialeatery, @lazytulipcafe, @valiantseatery, @swirleezbarrie, and more) and probably drink too much wine (until the LCBO closes…. then we’ll do a juice cleanse @ripejuicery) And then the second after we get the all clear, we’ll come roaring back! So: au revoir, not good bye, and Keep on SANCTIFYING THE ORDINARY every day! (p.s. teasing about the LCBO. The government would never take away our wine)

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Grillicious Gourmet Tap & Grill

Offering take-out and delivery available from 12pm – 6pm Tuesday-Sunday

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Swirleez & Chillz Lounge


Taj Bistro

Offering take out and deliveries.



Closed, not offering takeout or delivery


Homestead Artisan Bakery

The Queen’s



Offering take out menu on SkipTheDishes, UberEats & DoorDash:
Thurs-Sat 5-9pm
Sun 4-8pm
*For larger pickup & catering inquiries, please contact us at [email protected]


Shirley’s Bayside Grille

Closed, not offering takeout or delivery.


Flying Monkey’s

The Brewery will be OPEN for take-out food and packaged beer sales. We will continue to fill our own, new glass growlers, but, as a hygienic and sanitary precaution, we will suspend filling customer-supplied containers. 

Take-Out & Retail Store
Mon to Sat 11am-8pm
Sunday 11am-6pm
Brewery Inquiries TEXT (705) 806-7089 or CALL (705)721-8989



The Wired Owl Coffee Company

Closed until further


Casa Cap

Open for takeout only


Pita Pit

Open for takeout and delivery only through Uber, Skip and DoorDash


Pizzeria Italia


We are open ONLY for call-in takeout, as well as delivery via Doordash online.
We will be online with Uber Eats and Skip the Dishes soon.

MON: Closed
TUES – FRI: 11:30AM – 9:00PM
SAT – SUN: 3:00PM – 9:00PM


Ripe Juicery

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We are still OPEN. We are taking things day by day & we will stay open as long as possible to continue to keep you healthy & keep your immune system boosted. These are uncertain times & we have changed some things today including our hours. BOTH locations are open 9-4 – this changes daily so please keep in touch. ✨We have introduced a flat rate delivery in Barrie & Innisfil of $5.00. Our minimum order is $65.00 and we will drop at your door. You can order juice, cleanses, elixirs and food online – if you would like to add smoothies or other items to that order call our south end location 705-503-4777 to place your order! We are able to do same day delivery if needed.✨ We are bringing back our 6 pack of 250ml juices for $34.00 to make cold pressed juice more accessible. AND we are offering an immunity package (this is what WE personally are drinking) 1 Lemon Aid Juice, 1 Friendship Juice & 1 Defender Shot for $25.00. This is what we drink to boost immunity and we want you to have the same! PLEASE order online and choose delivery – we are so happy to drop juice at your door! If you are coming out call our locations to have your order ready or pre order the juices you want to ensure you get everything you need 🌱

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5 Events To Try This Weekend

5 Events To Try This Weekend


The weekend before March Break (and St. Patrick’s day) is understandably a little quiet on the happenings front.

All of us tend to stick close to home to prepare for the onslaught of Celtic themed fun and off school daze.

But we know there are campaigners out there who take no weekends off! And for you we have assembled these five events.


5 Events To Try This Weekend



Regular readers of this space know that we produce a weekly blog on the gigs and concerts happening in Barrie. This week the usual haunts are cranking out shows, but there’s an extra special night in store as Flight 97 plays the Foxx to support their new single Cliff Diving.

It always makes for a killer night when bands come together to support new tunes, so you can expect an energetic experience.


Irish Cheese Pairing

Next to Shamrock shakes and Green Doritos (it’s a thing!!) you can’t more traditionally Irish than Guinness and whiskey.

On Saturday, The Speakcheesy offers up the chance to pair those elixirs of life with authentic Irish cheeses.

Paint Nite @ The Works

Paint Nite invites you to create art over cocktails guided by a professional artist and party host. All materials provided, no experience necessary.

This weekend YayMaker Barrie takes the pallets and canvasses to The Works on Dunlop street. And a sumptuous burger is perfect fuel for the creative juices.

Happening Saturday from 3-5pm


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Friday Night Tubing @ Snow Valley

The rapidly rising temperatures mean winter’s end is in sight, so take advantage of the snow while it’s still here. Snow Valley offers $20 tubing for a family of 4 on Fridays (weather permitting)



Barrie Spring Garden & Home Show

Bradford Greenhouses hosts the annual Barrie Spring Garden & Home Show, dedicated to re-imagining your living space! Find your Spring cleaning incentives here; whether it’s home renovation or landscaping or interior design.

Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday   10am – 4pm

Parking & Admission are FREE.


Did we miss anything cool in 5 Events To Try This Weekend? Be sure to email us your events and happenings in Barrie! [email protected]



TGIF: Time To Pull The ‘Chute

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Let’s be honest…there are worse ways to kickstart the weekend than with a cold drink.

And yet, it’s easy to fall into a routine of buying the same couple of beverages at your favorite watering hole or the LCBO. Of course, there’s always going to be your standard go-to’s. But mixing it up (get it…mixing???) makes for a fun outing.

With that in mind, we’re taking a shot (bet you thought we would stop with the drinking puns after that first one) at finding you a weekly selection of spirits to liven up your Friday.

This week why don’t your try…



Let’s get this out of the way first; Porter is not for everyone. It’s a dark stout, British influenced beer that is malt heavy. FUN FACT! Porter is so named because it was a popular choice in the late 1800s among street and river porters in London who’s job it was to carry objects for others.

But if Porter is your thing, Parachute should be your poison.

It brings an initial roasty aroma mixed with coffee and chocolate, which is strong at first. Once you get through the first few sips, it balances out nicely with sweetness and hops coming to the forefront.

When it comes to taste, you can really savour the malt character throughout the session. The malts are  supported by a mix of rich lingering chocolates and a lightly burnt undertone.

Expect to finish up with a roasty dryness on top of a medium-full body. For pairing, you are probably best to go with anything that skews to the smoked or roasted side of the menu. Although at Barnstomer you really should go with one of their ridiculously tasty pizza options.


Find out more about Parachute Porter on Barnstormer’s website.

And if you have a local craft beer review you’d like to share on our next TGIF, let us know! Email [email protected] or shoot a DM to our FB page.


History Class, Art Classes, Beer Glasses: 4 Events Happening in Barrie This Weekend



Oh, Fall…you thought we didn’t notice you sneak in the back door on Monday.

But here you are, feet up on the coffee table and sipping our beer. Guess we can’t ask you to leave.

Fortunately, you appear to have brought a plethora of fun events with you. Lucky for you!



Your Grade 10 History teacher would be so proud of you for attending this! Historical reenactors will demonstrate military and camp life in Simcoe County in the early 19th century. Visitors can muster up and march in the King’s army, learn about traditional blacksmithing, carpentry, fur trade and candle making.



Tangle Creek hosts the always hilarious and world renowned Yuk Yuk’s on Friday, with buffet and booze on offer to add to the laffs.

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What's Going On @ Tangle

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Encompassing all things “great outdoors”. Hunting, fishing, outdoor recreation and a whole lot more. Amanda Lynn will be speaking about Women in the Industry and how to get involved! At Bradford Greenhouses.



Perfect for the burgeoning Stan Lee’s in the house.

Each participant will learn how to construct characters. Whether it is muscle-bound super heroes, Minecraft characters, Darth Vader or good old Bugs Bunny, all cartoon characters are built on the same principles of solid drawing. Happening at the Drawing House on Saturday




Oktoberfest 2019 is just down the road, and Redline is celebrating with  specialty beer, live music, German menu, stein holding competition, dress up competitions, and more.