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‘Incubator for business’

By Brent Linton, CJ staff

Working at the pop-up shop

Liz Wilson of Hilldale Creek adjusts some of the merchandise at her pop-up shop. Saturday was Wilson’s first day with her pop-up shop at the Hub Bazaar.

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 6:00 am | Updated: 6:01 am, Mon Apr 24, 2017.

By Brent Linton, CJ staff | 0 comments

In forming both a business incubator and treasure hunters’ paradise, Lori Paras has created a unique destination in Thunder Bay’s south core.

When you walk in the door of the large Victoria Avenue business, you are greated by the smell of fresh brewed coffee and an eclectic mix of vintage furnishings, crafts and vivid comic style wall murals and even a bike shop.

“The idea of the (Hub Bazaar) is . . . to make a space that many people in the community would want to be a part of,” said Mike Bird, who is involved in the Community Spokes Cooperative X bicycle collective, that operates out of the large space.

“It is a place that is a part of the neighbourhood and taking part in the revitalization of this downtown. Not changing it, but helping it along.”

As a long-time entrepreneur, Paras is no stranger to business with a do-it-yourself spirit. She had the idea of creating a . . .

See the full story on page A1 and A3 of today's print and digital editions of The Chronicle-Journal

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