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.
Atlantis Hot Tub & Pool Centre
Whether it’s a hot tub for the winter or a pool in the summertime, Atlantis Hot Tub & Pool Centre is Windsor & Essex County’s one-stop shop for your outdoor living space.
Though they’re large enough to offer very competitive pricing, they’re small enough to know you by name when you walk through their doors. Specializing in hot tubs, their team’s goal is to match the right model of tub with your needs and your targeted budget.
This award-winning shop is the exclusive dealer of top-rated “Marquis Spas” for Windsor/Essex, which offer four different series of hot tubs, each with unique features to suit your hydrotherapy needs. A must-see is the Marquis Aquatic Training Vessels – ATV’s if you are looking for the pool-hot tub combination models. If you are interested to see if a hot tub is the right fit to your home, Atlantis added Freeflow Spas to their lineup which you just fill with water and then plug into any normal 110 volt electrical outlet.
Owners Ben and Lisa Peltenburg have been serving the Windsor-Tecumseh area since 2003 and pride themselves on personal customer service that doesn’t end once your dream tub is delivered to your home. Not only do the owners personally make sure the delivery runs smoothly for you, but afterward they will teach you with their expertise in water care to keep you safe as well as keeping your hot tub in top shape.
With Atlantis taking care of the tough stuff, tubbing has never been easier.
Atlantis Hot Tub & Pool Centre, 137 Lesperance Rd.
Gifting, But Make it Fashion
Who says you have to gift or wear “new” this Holiday season? Closet Cravings brings in all of your favourite clothing brands and you’d never know they were second-hand.
Closet Cravings isn’t your regular consignment shop; they’re an upscale boutique that only accept preloved pieces in pristine condition, and many even have their original tags! They carry mall brands like French Connections, Vans, and Guess as well as Michael Kors and Kate Spade and luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Burberry, Chanel. and Valentino. Plus, it’s not just Windsorites they consign with, you’ll find some Toronto, Montreal and US gems in the shop too.
Shopping at Closet Cravings is a great way to get that new outfit at a fraction of what you’d spend at the upscale malls while giving a piece new life and saving it from a landfill! Find your Holiday outfit, stocking stuffers, or your “big gift” for that person on your list with the deep love of fashion.
Closet Cravings, 11962 Tecumseh Rd. E
The Clubhouse Bar
In with the New
The newly renovated Clubhouse Bar has been rejuvenated with a few coats of paint and a rotating menu that’ll have you itching to dine out each day of the week. Owner Robert Kenny and Chef Robert Slaunwhite combined all of the things we loved about The Clubhouse and introduced a few tricks they had up their sleeves.
With this change in vibe, The Clubhouse is now more of a dining experience than a club with its infamous Monday through Sunday specials. Enjoy margherita and fajita night Monday, Tallboy and steak night on Tuesday, dollar wing night Wednesday, nacho night Thursday, breaded haddock Friday, mainstream Clubhouse burger Saturday, and battered or grilled halibut Sunday. Their specials always include beer, Caesar’s or wine, and if you’re really in the mood for some fun, Friday is Karaoke night from 8-11 pm, and with their safety protocols, you can sing your heart out even through COVID.
With plenty of appetizer specials and other pub fanfare, the team fosters a fun-filled and delicious experience for visitors of The Clubhouse, both old and new.
The Clubhouse Bar, 13169 Tecumseh Rd. E
Through the doors of Ella Quilts is a sea of patterned fabric and amidst the colour, tucked in the corner of the shop, you’ll find Linda – though, she’ll also respond to “Ella” – sewing away on her latest project.
Normally making quilts, Linda’s been busy working on over a hundred masks for the Town of Tecumseh staff and has now moved onto creating custom nurses’ caps. Her talented touch can bring any custom design to life within a few days. You can leave your project in her hands or take it into your own; Ella’s Quilts has all the supplies you’ll need to get started on your dream design.
If you’ve never sewed before, Linda also offers one-on-one sewing classes so that you can pick up a timeless skill that will benefit you for life.
While you’re shopping for yourself or the crafter in your life, you can also pick up some of employee Lauri’s homemade bath bombs and soaps, which make for great Holiday gift add-ons.
Ella’s Quilts, 12056 Tecumseh Rd. E
The Naked Cup
A Slice of Europe in Tecumseh
Sitting at the crossroads of this Tecumseh intersection is a quaint café, and if you’ve driven past it and haven’t gone in yet, well here’s your excuse! The Naked Cup is a fully licensed bistro that’s worth a visit for breakfast, lunch, or a coffee and dessert.
Their small-town European café vibe perfectly matches the Town of Tecumseh’s and pulls elements from both Canadian and European dishes and treats. Their front display will taunt you with flaky pastries that are far from store-bought; everything in The Naked Cup is baked fresh on premises and with organic ingredients when possible.
Along with their delicious meal specials, this is a café where you won’t want to skip out on dessert. Not only do they have fresh cheesecakes and vanilla pudding pies, but their gelato is made in-house using a machine imported from Italy! For the full authentic experience, we recommend ending your meal with a steamy cappuccino, which when finished, the empty cup will motivate you during your day with its little engraving that reads, tutto è possibile – anything is possible.
You can dine in at The Naked Cup or order from them on Skip the Dishes!
The Naked Cup, 14306 Tecumseh Rd. E.
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