Reinvent This Space Finalists Selected

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Nine entrepreneurs who want to set up shop in uptown Leamington are finalists in the Reinvent This Space contest.

Spearheaded by Mayor Hilda MacDonald, the contest will see the winner get a year's worth of rent up to $15,000 to locate a new business in uptown Leamington. The winner will also receive in-kind professional services from local business leaders to help the venture succeed.

The nine Reinvent This Space finalist (in no particular order) are:

  • Knead Balance? (Holistic Wellness)
  • bite (Salad Bar)
  • Pierce the Veil (Piercing Shop)
  • Locked Up Leamington (Escape Room)
  • Pink Sugar (Bakery)
  • Deysi Cakes Bakery (Bakery)
  • Christine’s Bake Shop (Bakery)
  • the CO. (Art Collaborative)
  • Melt Body Health (Spa/Beauty Treatments)

The next phase of the competition will see the finalists participate in a series of business development workshops, delivered by a team of local business leaders and subject matter experts.

Workshops will be held throughout October and November, and will cover various topics needed for the finalists to complete a fully developed business plan.

Following completion of the workshops, finalists will submit their final business plans and make a pitch to a panel of judges, who will then select an overall winner.

Stay tuned! Finalist profiles will be featured on and the Municipality of Leamington Facebook page over the next few weeks.