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 men’s wear, women’s footwear and apparel, wellness professional services, the place next generation hockey players train and a fantastic restaurant serving up amazing Italian cusine.
At Ease Men’s Apparel
Clothing for Every Man
Not heading south this winter and needing some cold-weather staples? At Ease Men’s Apparel makes finding those must-haves a breeze. Dean and his team of stylists are prepared for whatever this season may throw at us; they’ve stocked up on all of your favourite holiday looks, or comfortable basics for the cozy men in your life.
Their intimate space packs in a lot of style and carries a refined selection of brands to prove it. At Ease stocks Tommy Bahama for “The Relatable Guy”, the comfiest Saxx underwear for “The Lounger”, or the 34 Heritage stretch jean for “The Guy Who Wants to go Out but Wants to Feel Like He’s Staying in.” At Ease is also famous for their Made in Peru, beautifully warm alpaca sweaters that can take any snow birder and make them a winter lover.
At Ease is a store for “every man”, and they make gift giving for your father, brother, husband, or friend a whole lot easier and more pleasurable.
At Ease Men’s Apparel, 354 Manning Rd.
Building a Hockey Player
Are you passionate about hockey and want to take your skills to the next level? PowerTech Hockey provides quality instruction and purposeful training to put you on the path of a pro, while maintaining the fun with a sense of community.
Their trainers walk the line of firm and friend to foster the amazing player they know lives within. PowerTech works from the ground up and specializes in on-ice skill development and team sessions, off-ice skating and shooting lessons, and strength and conditioning training for young athletes. They’re also most known for their cutting-edge in-house skating treadmill used to teach players proper skating mechanics and posture.
PowerTech has recently added a new off-ice program with the intention of preparing players for their OHL draft year, while further developing junior players looking to progress to higher levels. As a virtual option, they’ve also recently launched their learning platform “PowerTech Online Development”, which provides online resources and educational webinars for organizations, coaches, parents, and players alike.
PowerTech is more than just training – it’s the foundation from which a hockey player is built.
PowerTech Hockey, Tecumseh Arena 12021 McNorton St.
Find free online content at: @powertechonline or @powertechhockey for Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok
Relax. Rejuvenate. Restore.
It’s easy to feel at home when coming into Restore Wellness. Not only is their physical space inside of a home, but their peaceful ambiance will help you to go within and do the inner and outer healing work.
The owner Erin has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 1999 and after working in Multidisciplinary Clinics she continues to expand her knowledge base to offer premium massage services to her own clients. Erin has since added Reiki Master and Birth Doula to her resume, which allows her to offer labour support and education.
Not only can you benefit from a massage at Restore, but inside the space you’ll also find certified aromatherapist, holistic practitioner and reflexologist Vanessa of Healing Lotus Holistics, and Monique Hebert who offers personal counselling services. Together, they blend mental and physical techniques to provide a well-rounded approach to health and wellness.
Restore Wellness’ environment offers everything you could need for complete rejuvenation. Between the soothing aromas, the personalized services, and the knowledgeable staff, you’ll leave feeling reenergized, restored, and reconnected with yourself.
Healing Lotus Holistic is offering a special rate during the month of December for anyone who books an appointment and mentions this article!
Saltimbocca Ristorante Italiano
Classic Italian Found in Tecumseh
Straight to the point and classic Italian goodness is what you’ll find at Saltimbocca Ristorante Italiano.
Even after 30 years in the industry, ristorante owner Borg can still be found in the kitchen whipping up delectable meals. He brings his European background and flare right to your plate, and you’ll think you’ve flown to Italy and back for a meal.
At Saltimbocca, you’ll want to dine as if you were abroad. Start with a bruschetta or fried calamari appetiser, move to your caprese salad course, and leave room for the variety of main courses at your fingertips. There’s plenty to choose from like their cheese gnocchi gorgonzola, linguine con frutti di mare, or the veal or chicken saltimbocca topped with prosciutto in a white wine sauce. Speaking of, you wouldn’t travel to Italy and skip on the wine! Be sure to complete your meal with a crisp white or hearty red.
Sit back and enjoy a bella notte with good friends over good food a Saltimbocca.
Saltimbocca Ristorante Italiano, 119 Lesperance Rd.
The Shoe Box
Shoes that Stand Up
After 30 years in business, owning The Shoe Box is more than a job for Claudine Thibodeau – it’s a lifestyle. Rather than operating as your average retail store, The Shoe Box brings customers a fully hands-on shopping experience.
Though its original location was in Downtown Windsor, once Claudine moved to Tecumseh in 1998, she never looked back. The community and its people have kept her going and continue to inspire her to this day. She shares a lifelong bond with her customers, and it only takes coming in once to be part of The Shoe Box family for life.
The Shoe Box is constantly redefining what it means to be stylish, while also maintaining those timeless looks that last forever. They carry European shoe brands like Hogl, Fly London, Blondo, Gadea by Lodi, Think!, Peter Kaiser, and Naot, and other exquisite styles, accessories, and high-end brands that can’t be found anywhere else in Windsor.
The Shoe Box has the ideal pair of shoes that you can stand up – and stand out – in.
The Shoe Box, 1640 Lesperance Road
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
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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