HRM Business Parks
Paw Prints Doggy Daycare is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Atlantic Acres in a new location...
• Paw Prints Doggy Daycare is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Atlantic Acres in a new location. The operation moved to 401 Bluewater Rd., Unit 4 just prior to Christmas and owner Darlene Walker says it’s much better suited to her operation than the old location. One of the biggest advantages on the new site is that all parts of the business are located on the same level. “At the old place, our grooming services were located upstairs, which was very inconvenient,” Walker says. “We had clients and dogs that had trouble with the stairs, so having everything all on one level is easier for both our four-legged and two-legged clients.” The greater space and layout of the new location is allowing the daycare to grow and offer additional services. Walker is currently in negotiations to bring in an on-site trainer to aid owners and their dogs with any behavioural issues. “Overall, we’re better set up now with more space, more windows, better fencing and its easier now for clients to drop off and pick up their pets. Our daycare is growing and the better set-up is fueling that,” Walker says. For more on Paw Prints Doggy Daycare, visit online at www.pawprintsdoggydaycare.com.
• Kitchen Door Catering Company opened its doors in the Atlantic Acres Business Park in May, 2011 offering full-service catering, take home meals and grab and go lunch items Monday to Friday (10-6 p.m.) and Saturdays (10-2 p.m.). While corporate, social and wedding catering is still the core business at Kitchen Door, the take home and party food division continues to rapidly grow. Customers are welcomed into the 3,000 sq.ft. professional open kitchen as they enter the premises and see the talented culinary crew hard at work. Daily offerings include four to five fresh entrees available for easy take home meals (think grilled pork tenderloin with cranberry chutney and roasted baby potatoes) and are packaged ready for the oven for two or four people (average per person cost is $7.50 to $9) as well as an extensive line of soups, salads, sandwiches and sweets. The freezer holds 10-12 varieties of hand-crafted hors d’hoeuvres (mushroom risotto croquettes, crab cakes, sweet potato and goat cheese wontons, to name a few), as well as gourmet cookie dough balls and a wide variety of desserts. Every menu items is chef crafted on-site using house made stocks, sauces and local ingredients when available. Corporate breakfast, lunch and dinner delivery is available for Bedford, Lower Sackville, Dartmouth and downtown Halifax – check out the menus on-line at www.kitchendoor.ca.
• Alumicor has staked out an enviable position as a supplier of choice to the growing number of developments seeking LEED certification. The company’s exclusive use of recycled aluminum makes it highly attractive to green building projects. It played a crucial role in Alumicor landing contracts to work on several high profile projects in the Halifax area, including the Canada Games Centre, the new RCMP headquarters under construction in Burnside and the new home of Canadian Blood Services on Bayers Road. However, the company’s attractiveness isn’t limited to local developments. Alumicor has worked on projects as far away as Algeria. The company also recently celebrated its 25th year in the Atlantic Acres Business Park.