By Courtney Bachar/The Oshawa Express/LJI Reporter
Conner Stella had a dream to one day be able to open her own storefront in the very place she has called home her entire life.
Born and raised in Oshawa, and now living in the city’s downtown core, Stella is about to open up her own vintage clothing boutique in what she says is her “favourite part of the city.”
“I’m Oshawa tried and true,” says Stella. “I love it here.”
She says despite the negativity that surrounds downtown, she loves the area and couldn’t imagine opening up a shop anywhere else.
“I know it has a bit of a bad rap, but I really think there are so many people in Oshawa doing so much good,” she says, adding there are some “very cool and exciting” projects underway.
“I personally feel like there’s just so much good downtown,” she says. There’s amazing initiatives for homelessness and addicts. There’s such a creative, young group of people, entrepreneurs, and really cool stuff that’s constantly coming out of Oshawa, like the farmer’s market and revamped Oshawa Music Hall. I’m constantly excited about the new things coming.”
While she says it may seem overly optimistic, Stella says the combination of the new living situations for students and new businesses could result in some ve
Vintage clothing shop coming to downtown