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Alien Sports buys bike shop

Alien Sports has purchased Cutting Edge Bikes and Boards and moved inventory into the new Alien Sports location at Third Avenue and Mar Street.

Pol Quinn of Cutting Edge has joined the team at Alien Sports, and will be the store’s bike technician on weekends, owner Gary Robertson said.

Starbucks gets coast facelift

The Starbucks at Pacific Rim Centre has had a west coast-flavoured facelift.

New furniture features a reclaimed wood table created by Live Edge Design in Duncan, which uses reclaimed western red maple trees blown down on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. There are also two bar-type tables made from saw blades with the sharp edges filed down and sealed with a coating, in deference to Port Alberni’s forestry background.

One wall features a blown up black and white photo of a steam train from the Alberni Railyard, courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum.

AV businesses earn kudos

A trio of Port Alberni businesses are winners in the Business Excellence Awards, held Jan. 24 in Nanaimo.

Pot Luck Ceramics was named Community Leader of the Year for its work raising funds for Ty Watson House and the AV Hospice Society. Integral Hockey won Entrepreneur of the Year. And The Mortgage Group, led by Sharie Marie Francoeur, earned Insurance/ Financial Company of the Year honours.

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