With its rich history, booming businesses, and growing neighbourhoods, the Town of Tecumseh is vibrant with possibility. These “business spotlights” are designed to take you wandering through new businesses, or ones that you may have forgotten about! Whether you’re a resident or visitor, we hope to keep you falling in love with the small-town charm of this little nook of Windsor-Essex.
This week’s business spotlight will showcase some great spots for drinks, deserts, eats, fashion, fabrics, relaxing hot tubs and more.
AuthentiK Hair Haus
Discover AuthentiK Beauty
AuthentiK Hair Haus brings all of the glam of going to a salon and blends it with the relaxed fun of lounging in your friend’s living room.
Their bright and colourful space is home to a collaborative team of stylists who will make you feel absolutely at ease from the minute you walk in through to the final trims and tussles. Fueled by their passion for hair, the stylists’ educated hands bring an energetic tone to this full-service salon through Precision Haircutting, Advanced Haircolouring, Custom Hairstyling, Master Extension work, and more.
Each stylist will pamper you in the most caring way and meet you where you’re comfortable or inspire you with a unique look that’s perfectly you. This is where your “AuthentiK” beauty and personality is discovered and brought right to the surface.
Though the salon is closed right now, you can support this new Tecumseh business through curbside pickup or contactless delivery for all of your hair care needs. As soon as it’s safe to do so, the AuthentiK team will be ready to service the community in the most welcoming way!
AuthentiK Hair Haus, 400 Manning Rd.
Oxford Learning (Tecumseh, ON)
Less Stress, More Time Spent Together
Parents, Oxford Learning can take the stress off your shoulders by working with your children in helping them catch up, keep up, and get ahead with their schoolwork. Even in the time of COVID, your child will receive all of the same interactive coaching techniques, which will allow you to spend more quality time with your family.
A better education for your children is the best way to deal with the uncertain future that we’re all facing. Oxford’s programs focus on your child and their individual needs by helping them develop cognitive (learning) skills as well as academic skills. Students of Oxford develop permanent cures rather than “just getting through” this year’s crop of difficulties.
Their approach leads students to develop an active mind, which encourages better concentration, organization, problem solving, and attention skills. Through Oxford’s proprietary curriculum, students learn invaluable study skills that they will use throughout their academic years and well into their careers. Their program leads not only to increased grades, but also an increase in self-confidence and self-esteem.
Whether you’re experiencing their online or in centre classes (when not in lockdown), “Big Dreams begin with better grades at Oxford Learning Tecumseh!”
Oxford Learning Tecumseh, 13300 Tecumseh Rd. E.
Pat & Hanks Fish & Chips
Comfort Food for a Comfort Mood
Pat & Hanks has been feeding our families since 1955 – and they’re not ready to stop yet. They’ve stood the test of time and there’s a reason they’re still a Windsor-Essex County staple.
One whiff of their freshly made seafood and diner classics will tug at both your belly and heart. That’s because Pat & Hanks goes beyond food; they’re serving you the comfort of knowing where your next meal is coming from. Their mission from the very beginning has been to help the community put good food on the table for their families.
While we can’t go inside yet, that same delicious taste can come home with us. Their Tuesday specials make “Takeout Tuesday” accessible for everyone and give us the choice between six rotating meal options, including halibut, chicken fingers, and even shrimp dishes for just $10.95.
Grab a gift card for later, because once you give Pat & Hanks a try – one little nibble and you’ll be hooked!
Pat & Hanks, 12213 Tecumseh Rd. E
Sonata Piano Studio
For the Love of Music
Sonata Piano Studio has been part of the Tecumseh family for nine years and brings together a musical community for students of all ages.
They’ve finally found the perfect place to call home and expand their studio in a way that feels as professional as a University music room, with the warmth and cozy feel of your own living room. This studio was designed specifically by Miss Alyssa, who wanted to create an inspiring, innovative, and professional instructing environment to foster musical minds.
The studio is home to three Grand Pianos, two Yamaha Upright Pianos, a studio for voice, and a studio for guitar and ukulele, while Sonata’s main area holds space for small recitals, group classes, workshops, masterclasses and more! This area is where the magic happens, and where the Sonata team aims to see their students feel the most inspired through attending and participating in live performances!
Once it’s safe to host group classes, Sonata will be offering “Early Childhood Music” classes (18 months to 4 years) as well as “Music for Baby & Me” classes (0-18 months) because it’s never too early to introduce children to the wonders of music!
Miss Alyssa and her team’s ultimate goal is to create a musical community for her teachers and students to bond, be encouraged, and share in their love of music.
Sonata Piano Studio, 13275 Tecumseh Rd E.
Part of the Family
Tecumseh Pizzeria knows how to serve your family, because they are a family! Passed from son to mother in 2011, the business has maintained its flavour through love, tradition, and fresh ingredients.
Current owner Marica knew she always wanted to start a business, and when this opportunity presented itself, she couldn’t think of a better way to be a part of the community. Marica loves that she can give back to the people of Tecumseh, and even hires students from the area to be part of their collaborative and close-knit pizza family!
The entire team is a part of the Tecumseh Pizzeria process, from implementing ideas for weekly specials, bringing family recipes to life, making their in-house dough daily, all the way to the final perfect product. Not only does the dedicated team make this business stand out, but Marica says that it’s also their customers who are truly extraordinary! She wants to extend her thanks to the community for inviting Tecumseh Pizzeria to their dining table.
Tecumseh Pizzeria offers free delivery or 10% off on pickup orders!
Order online at www.tecumsehpizza.com or call 519-735-1999
Tecumseh Pizzeria, 1614 Lesperance Rd.
Eyes On Tecumseh Business Spotlight Sponsored by the Tecumseh BIA
Let’s get out and show Tecumseh some love! If you visit any of these establishments thanks to this business spotllight, feel free to tag @eyesonwindsor and hashtag #TecumsehBIA and #EyesOnTecumseh!
This installment of our recurring Tecumseh Business Spotlight, “Eyes on Tecumseh” has been generously sponsored by the Tecumseh Business Improvement Area (BIA).
Tecumseh BIA, 12122 Tecumseh Rd. E. Unit 2, http://tecumsehbia.com
More Featured Tecumseh Businesses
To see more businesses featured in the Eyes On Tecumseh Business Spotlight Series visit: https://eyesonwindsor.com/category/eyes-on-tecumseh/
Article by Alley L. Biniarz
Alley L. Biniarz (she/her) has her hands in a dozen different endeavours – she is a writer, a singer, a farmer, an environmentalist, and everything in between. She loves to write about local businesses and is passionate about everything Windsor, Ontario. Alley also uses her journalistic voice to bring awareness to environmental and feminist causes, and to help connect her community with each other. When she’s not writing, you can find Alley tending to her garden or at her shop, “Grown Lady Garments” – a curated collection of sustainably and ethically made clothing for women. You can find her work on LinkedIn or connect with her on social @abeaans | @grownladygarments