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Manager Jamie Munro (foreground) with employees Erin Wells, Chantelle Roblin and Jessica O’Connell in the Dock On Princess restaurant and pub.
Give Up the Green is shaping up to be a successful fundraising campaign for the Dock On Princess, located at 1133 Princess Ave. The campaign started Feb. 19 and will wrap up next Sunday, March 17, on St. Patrick’s Day. Dock manager Jamie Munro said there is still exciting ways to be a part of the campaign, which will benefit the Brandon Regional Health Centre’s Neonatal Unit, through the BRHC Foundation.
"It’s been going really well. We’ve raised about $2,600 so far, which is about halfway there," Munro said. "The response from our customer base has been fantastic."
Munro said the Dock staff has really gotten behind the event as well, and on Tuesday and Wednesday 10 staff members will donate all of their tips from those evenings to the Give Up the Green, campaign.
Munro and Dock owners have also risen to the occasion. Munro plans to donate a day’s wages and the owners have said they will match any cash the staff raises those two nights up to $1,000. To make sure customers come in for dinner that night, Munro said the Dock will be offering free table side dessert, with crème brûlée on the menu.
A $10 donation to Give Up the Green, will get customers entered into the grand prize draw of a catered dinner at the Dock on Princess, complete with fine dining furniture to eat off of from Leon’s Furniture and limousine serve to transport the winner and five friends. Give Up the Green clover leaves can also be purchased at BDO Dunwoody, Forbidden Flavours in Brandon, Vanguard Credit Union and the BRHC Foundation.
For more information, call the Dock on Princess at 204-726-1234.
Foxy’z Bistro and Pub
I wasn’t able to reach Foxy’z Bistro and Pub owner Robyn Whalen before deadline, but the phone at her 10th Street eatery and pub has been disconnected, and the door locked and the restaurant dark for the last couple of weeks. Foxy’z Bistro opened in March 2012 at 302 10th St.
Senate Skate has moved! Senate owner Jordan Ross said the move from the shop’s 658 18th St. location to its new downtown location at 827 Princess Ave. was a quick and good move for the business.
"It happened really fast," Ross said. "We wanted to be closer to the Skate Park so we could plan more events and help with more things happening here. We downsized a bit, but it really suits us better," said Ross, who added Senate Skate will still carry the same lines and products that it did in its 18th Street store.
Senate Skate’s hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Search for Senate Skate on Facebook or visit them online at senateskateshop.com
Tastee’s Ice Cream and Grill
It’s open! Tastee’s Ice Cream and Grill, located in the east end at 1405 First St., quietly opened its doors ahead of schedule this past Thursday, and the restaurant’s Facebook fans got in on the deal.
Tastee’s owner Cathie Crossin let her 600-plus eagerly awaiting Facebook fans know she was going to do a soft opening Thursday instead of yesterday because her spring cleanup had gone so well, thanks to her eager staff and her even more excited customers.
"I was at a Wheat Kings game last week and no less than a dozen people asked me when I was opening. It makes me feel really good and helps me to get over that emotional hurdle of opening — that anxiety wondering if I can do this again this year, if people will come, if they’ll like us," Crossin said.
This is Crossin’s seventh year operating the popular eatery, which has too many favourites to list just one.
In March, Tastee’s hours will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the week. Tastee’s does takeout too, call 204-728-2889.
Search for Tastee’s on Facebook to get in on the daily deals.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 9, 2013