Last night I headed over to the Gourmet Emporium for a meeting. Which, by the way, is a fantastic place to have a meeting. They’ve got a free wi-fi connection which is always a plus when you need to research something while you’re meeting.

I sit on the board for Windsor Endowment for the Arts which is a really great organization and works hard to support artists in our community. They recently announced plans for a new grants program and are looking for input.Anyways, after our meeting, we were getting ready to leave and in walks Frank Vella. If you don’t know Frank, you should. He’s the guy that bought the old Devonshire Lodge home in Olde Walkerville and is currently restoring it. No small feat, let me add. Well, we got to talking and he asked if I had been to the new pharmacy he just opened recently at the corner of Wyandotte and Windermere and invited me over.

Wow. Talk about going above and beyond. It has got to be the best looking pharmacy in Windsor! He has restored the interior of the building to look like a 1920s style apothecary. It’s really something to see. And you can actually check it out next Thursday.

Every last Thursday of the month Olde Walkerville and Pilette Village host Thursdays Live. This month on March 26 from 7pm – 10pm you can visit participating businesses on these two stretches of Wyandotte and shop late. Each business will have specials and treats.

Frank’s Olde Walkerville Pharmacy, 1701 Wyandotte St. E, is participating and he’ll be offering a free movie, coffee and desserts! These two areas of the city have really come into their own over the last few years and there are some really unique businesses that have made home in the areas.

So I definitely recommend taking a walk in these two vibrant business districts on Thursday March 26 and stop into Frank’s new old pharmacy and say hello!