With COVID taking it’s toll on a lot of small businesses, it has been quite a struggle to survive…QCV included. My shop was also put in a unique position, where the street was blocked off for 5-6 months last year so the old police garage/gym could be demolished and the area prepped for a new gym, and the installation of a new fire hydrant line.
If being shut down for curbside multiple times and the loss of downtown foot traffic due to work-at-home employment wasn’t enough, the street being blocked off very nearly killed me. It was especially irritating because the city did absolutely nothing for me. Zilch. They didn’t even care, much like they didn’t care about the Novia Cafe with that 12th Ave. atrocity, or Fresh & Sweet with the “revitalization” of Victoria Ave. Happily, Fresh & Sweet is still around…sadly though, Regina’s oldest cafe couldn’t recover.
I understand the street being closed was a major inconvenience that caused a lot of you to stop coming here, and despite the street being opened back up for about 6 months now, a lot of customers, a lot of [previously] very loyal customers, haven’t returned, and that truly hurts. To those that stuck it out and continued to show QCV your support, you’re all amazing and I can not thank you enough
I’ve had to do some major cutting back, just so I can keep this place going to serve our loyal client base. I’m once again running this ship solo, and I’m doing the best that I possibly can in both serving you with quality product at fair prices, keeping said product in stock, keeping everyone’s favourite little brown floof fed, pestering parking authority to patrol this street daily so you can park out front, and helping fight to keep this industry alive and well in Canada.
I started QCV over 8 years ago as Regina’s first vape retailer, and I’d like to stick around. So let’s get some folks back in here, yeah?