PYC Consignment owners Simon Daniells and Hayley Waugh hold the ribbon while Mayor Mike Ruttan cuts it to officially open the Victoria Quay shop on May 8.

BUSINESS BEAT: High quality clothing comes to Victoria Quay

A consignment store has opened at the Victoria Quay and a new tea and health food cafe has opened on Margaret Street.

Simon Daniells and his wife Hayley Waugh are filling a need for high quality consignment clothing with their shop at Victoria Quay. Simon runs the Pulse Yoga Club studio at the same location and will continue with his popular classes.

Out front though look for the expanded space with high quality clothes and accessories for teens, men and women of all sizes.

“We are keeping it really high fashion,” says Daniels. “This is not a thrift store. Hayley has always been into high fashion. ”

The clothing in stock right now has come from about 30 local shoppers, some Nanaimo consigners and estate items. Homemade jewelry, purses, shoes and other accessories round out the fashion looks.

Those buying and selling can check out the merchandise online at www.the-pyc.com. There consigners can see if their items have sold and shoppers can view the merchandise and even purchase it online.

For those who are already members of Pulse Yoga Club, there’s a 20 percent discount on purchases and 50 percent consignment deal instead of 30 percent.

PYC Consignment is open Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Food, tea and health are dear to Richard Michalenko’s heart and now he is putting his heart into a new tea shop on Margaret Street next to the Alberni Valley News.

Teaz Me Teas is now open offering unique tea blends, home baked goodies, snacks and full vegetarian/vegan meal items to enjoy with tea, gluten free and vegetarian options and hand blended juices/smoothies made with maple water.

Michalenko believes in farm to plate and keeping it local. He will use locally sourced food items as much as he is able. He is offering local aboriginal blend teas used for healing, and his own tea blends. He’ll create unique blends for clients as well on request.

Teas are sold by weight, by the cup or pot and can be hot or iced.

Michalenko says his own health issues and those of his family, especially his father, inspired him to learn more about the health benefits of tea.

“It’s an emotional thing for me,” adds Michalenko, who was involved in the food and beverage industry in Vancouver for many years. Born and raised in Port Alberni, he is happy to be home surrounded by family and the richness of the Alberni Valley.

He likes to be hands-on with his ingredients and suppliers so Teaz Me Teas will be closed on Tuesdays while Michalenko visits local farms. Otherwise he is open Monday to Wednesday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. with a midday break.

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Gone Fishin’ celebrated its 23rd anniversary in business on Saturday, May 14.

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Maquinna School’s PAC is hosting a Spring Spectacular Business Fair and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Local home-based businesses will have tables set up, and the PAC is hosting the bake sale and fishing game for kids.

Maquinna is located at 3881 Bruce St.

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The top end of Johnston Road will be the place for classic car lovers to congregate next month.

Westwind Pub will host its 20th annual show ‘n’ shine on Sunday, June 5. Registration for cars is 8:30 a.m. and the show runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 250-724-1324 or visit the pub’s Facebook page.

The Westwind Pub is located at 4940 Cherry Creek Rd. at Johnston Road, across from West Coast Home Hardware.

On Friday, June 10, Boston Pizza will host a show ‘n’ shine in its parking lot on behalf of the Alberni Armada Athletics program.

Pre-registration is on now at Boston Pizza. Bring your hotrod, classic car, Harley, classic boat, truck, work in progress.

The show starts at 5 p.m. and live music starts at 6 p.m. Any donation above $20 will get you an equal amount in BP gift certificates.

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The Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce will represent the views of local businesses at the BC Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting May 29–31 in Kelowna.

“We’ll be attending this event to ensure our local businesses’ views are understood and to help shape the BC Chamber’s business advocacy agenda,” said Bill Collette, executive director of the AVCOC.

This year 55 policies have been forwarded to the AGM and will be voted upon. “We’ll be taking stands on the proposed policies, based on our business community’s views,” Collette said.

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Speaking of AGMs, the Port Alberni Port Authority will hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday, June 29 from 1–3 p.m. at the Alberni Valley Rescue Squad Hall at 4790 Tebo Ave. The public is welcome to attend and ask questions.

Copies of the audited financial statements for 2015 are available now from the port authority office and will be available for review at the meeting.

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Nicole Eden has opened Girl on a Board Kite School at China Creek Marina.

Eden will teach kiteboarding to whoever wants to learn: she is set up in an RV at the marina for the summer, until Aug. 30. Her hours of operation are whenever the wind blows: which in Port Alberni means from about 1 p.m. to sunset.

Call her at 1-250-913-0365 or register online at girlonaboard.org.

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