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New Old Town cafe heading to city review next month

The proposed future home of the Connect & Sip Cafe at 1320 Prince Street in Old Town (staff photo by James Cullum)

Connect & Sip Cafe, a coffee shop in the works at 1320 Prince Street a local family, is headed to the Board of Architectural Review next month with hopes it can clear the way to an opening this fall.

The family had earlier set their sights on a summer opening, but a representative told ALXnow that they’re holding off on opening until the family gets a permit to install a new sign, lights, and refurbish the front of the worn-down building.

“It’s our first time going through this process,” the representative said. “We’ll have to see after that, but we’re still hoping for later this year.”

Connect & Sip Cafe is the third business from the Banks-Harold family, which also owns CBD business Daydreamers Oasis and PIES Fitness & Yoga.

The new cafe is set up at a prime corner on Prince Street, just across from the popular knitting shop fibre space. In addition to coffee, tea and pastries, the owner told ALXnow earlier this year the cafe will have CBD products.

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