Red Deer is a busy little city. We have businesses stretched far and wide, some are large, some are small; some are commercial businesses while others are smaller, locally owned and operated business. All of which contribute to our ever growing community.
Every year that goes by the population in Red Deer increases, spreading further north, south, east and west. But in the mix of all the building and growth there are a few businesses people forget about or perhaps don’t even know about. Those are the ones located right in the heart of our city; they are the diamonds in the rough.
Pure itself is a locally owned business located in downtown Red Deer, so we get to experience first hand some of these incredible business right out our front door. We would like to recognize a few businesses for standing out in their own way.
Here are 6 Downtown Businesses You Should Know About:
Dose is an amazing coffee shop located just off Little Gaetz Ave., their coffee is absolutely delicious and their customer service is next to none. The staff at Dose, always go out of their way to make you feel right at home. They know your name and your beverage of choice and every cup of coffee is made over conversation and laughter. The atmosphere is extremely inviting, whether you are popping by to grab a “to-go” coffee or setting up shop to work, you’ll find the perfect space. Next time you are downtown make sure to stop by Dose for your daily dose of caffeine.
Sunworks is a very unique gift shop located on Gaetz Ave. They offer a wide range of specialty items. Each experience is a great one when you shop at Sunworks. Their staff are very personable and knowledgeable, often affectionately referred to as Sunworkers, because they consistently impress visitors with their product knowledge and dedication to first class customer service.
3. Rob Rae Clothiers
Rob Rae Cothiers is a locally owned men’s clothing store, which has been in business for over 40 years. They are located on the corner of Little Gaetz and 48th street, in the same building as Pure, on the lower level. Rob Rae Clothiers features made-to-measure suits, sportswear and lifestyle wear from many top lines. Not only do they sell great quality men’s items, but the owner and his staff are the most friendly, helpful people you could meet.
4. Great Strides
Great Strides is another little shop tucked away on Little Gaetz Ave. They have excellent quality, trendy footwear from fashionable comfort shoes, to soft leather boots and shoes, as well as special occasion shoes and sandals. No matter what you are looking for they will have something for you. Wide or narrow feet that’s not a problem either they carry shoes for every shape and size, and if they don’t have your size in stock their staff is willing to order it in for you if possible. Great Strides doesn’t just sell shoes; they also carry one of a kind scarves, tights, jewelry, clutches and handbags. It is your one stop shop for fashion accessories.
5. Solorzano Spa
Solorzano Spa is located in a old victorian style home on 50 Street (Ross Street). This gorgeous older home has been well kept and is extremely clean and organized. The decor inside this home is all according to the time period making the atmosphere super cozy and comfortable. Upon entering this day spa you are greeted in a welcoming manner. Solorzano Spa offers a variety of beauty services. Each beauty specialist is knowledgable in their field and are all extremely professional and caring.
6. Makers Loft
Makers Loft is not your typical gift shop, rather it’s a collection of local artisans and small businesses selling hand crafted items. The items this shops sells are absolutely beautiful and one of a kind. Each item made is made with care. Makers Loft has a very relaxed vibe making the atmosphere feel very welcoming. Their staff are very friendly and helpful.
These are just a handful of incredible locally owned businesses in Red Deer. Each of these business owners and their staff are passionate about what they do and the services they provide. Next time you’re downtown stop by say hi and check them out. While you’re there, don’t forget to pop by Pure Healthcare and check out the many services and inventory we offer. We’ve love a visit too!