Urban Bistro and Nice Ice Baby Ice Cream are for sale!
We are selling our buildings and businesses!
26 Victoria Avenue (and the apartment upstairs #30).
This historic beauty is available for viewing on iGUIDE.
Click the link below to view the listing
Also 20-24 Victoria The Cat's Meow Salon and Spa as well as our commercial kitchen next door (one deeded property)
Our Food Truck is
After 20 years of serving the Quinte area through Urban Herb Restaurant, Urban Herb on the Curb, Urban Catering and Urban Bistro, we have decided to switch gears. We are selling our buildings and business and focusing on a simpler life for our family.
After a tough year with multiple family illnesses (Sharon's mom and Tim's dad had cancer and our oldest son needed 6 surgeries this year), and the recent death of Tim's father, as well as a flooded basement (not covered by insurance), we had our fair share of personally tough times this year. Unfortunately this was also accompanied with challenges of surprising Ontario government regulations and requirements that that forced us into a position we couldn't afford with our ice cream business. We struggled through the minimum wage hike (at the worst possible time of the year for most small businesses) and were disappointed by the lack of support for our crowdfunding campaign to keep Nice Ice Baby Ice Cream going (we raised less than 3% of our goal needed to build Urban Creamery). And the negativity of social media nearly did us in. 30 jobs will be lost and the more than $20,000 we donate in products and service to more than 80 local charities will also be gone. While we are devastated that The Urban Collective and Nice Ice Baby are closing, all this added up to a decision to simplify our lives and redirect our energy into more positive pursuits. Our oldest son Asher (who did everything in our business from making and scooping our handcrafted ice cream, cooking and serving the food for the catering company and bistro, is off to college for video game design in September.
Once the buildings sell, Sharon is moving the salon and spa into our home at 54 Southview Avenue, Belleville. Please follow her updates on The Cat's Meow Salon and Spa Facebook page and her website catsmeowsalon.com for more information
We are so grateful to our amazing team who have stuck with us through good times and bad and our customers and supporters who have rooted for us when the going got tough. We ask for your continued support right up to the end when we close our doors for the last time.
Our Wellington location serves it's last scoop on Sunday September 2nd and Urban Bistro will remain open until the buildings sell.
You can still book our ice cream truck or cart until the end of September. This is your last chance to have our amazing artisan ice cream, gelato and sorbet at your event!
Please email us at email@example.com