The New “Gone Guelph”: Businesses Lost to the COVID Pandemic

Guelph artist in residence Jenny Mitchell has for years produced a series of shirts and merch called “Gone Guelph“, a time capsule of beloved Royal City businesses and institutions that are no longer with us. Memorable or not, Guelph has lost a lot of businesses to the COVID-19 pandemic this year, and this post on Guelph Politico has been set up to memorialize them.

If you know about a business that has closed down due to COVID-19 and would like to add them to the list, feel free to post that information in the comment section at the bottom of the article.

Dis-A-Ray Antiques
Antique and Collectable Shop
3 Wyndham Street North
Google Rating: 4.4 stars out of 5.

Starberry
Cafe and Restaurant
10 Paisley Street
Google Rating: 4.6 stars out of 5.

Market Commons
Convenience Store
5 Gordon Street
Google Rating: 5 stars out of 5.

David’s Tea
Tea Shop Chain Store*
Stone Road Mall, Unit B203, 435 Stone Road
Google Rating: 4.6 stars out of 5
*One of 166 locations to close across Canada.

Alia N TanJay
Women’s Fashion and Clothing Chain*
Stone Road Mall, 435 Stone Road
Google Rating: N/A
*Some outlets in the chain remain open, the closest one is in Cambridge.

Thyme Maternity
Maternity Fashions and Clothing, part of Reitmans’ chain of stores*
Stone Road Mall, 435 Stone Road
Google Rating: 3.7 stars out of 5
*Some outlets in the chain remain open, the closet one is in York, ON.

Lumus and Nox
Fantasy themed breakfast and lunch restaurant
105 Wyndham Street North
Google Rating: 4.1 stars out of 5.

Fred’s Food Co.
Lunch Counter
122 Wyndham Street North
Google Rating: 4.8 stars out of 5.

Coriander*
Women’s Clothing Store
112 Wyndham Street North
Google Rating: 4.6 stars out of 5
*Coriander locations in Collingwood will remain open.

La Bottega
Women’s Clothing Store
119 Wyndham Street North
Google Rating: 5 stars out of 5.

Bag it!
Hand Bags and Luggage
46 Quebec Street
Google Rating: N/A.

Peggy’s*
Ladies Fashion and Clothing
Old Quebec Street Shoppes, 55 Wyndham Street North
Google Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
*Peggy’s locations in Milton and Oakville will remain open.

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