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Stony Plain Road has seen its share of challenges over the last few years. During the pandemic, this neighbourhood rallied to support the businesses — and the PEOPLE — that have made a special place for themselves in this community.

The challenges aren’t over yet. This is a transformative time for Stony Plain Road. The expansion of the Valley Line West LRT line brings tremendous potential: our humble corridor will become a vibrant, accessible, walkable shopping, dining, and business destination for local residents and visitors alike.

But it’s going to take some time to get there. During LRT construction, our businesses need your support. It’s time to RALLY FOR THE ROAD!

This site is your all-in-one stop for progress updates, plus ways you can show your support for the people and places you love that have been there to serve us for years — and make sure they’re around to contribute to our community’s bright future!

NEIGHBOURLY NEWS

Preddy’s Angel Hair and Beauty Supply – Staying Strong on SPR!

By Justin Keats | 22 May 2024

For Tashana Preddie, Stony Plain Road kept calling. Having established a successful salon in 2018 in Brampton, Ontario, Tashana moved to Edmonton in 2022 with inspiration to open another location. She was encouraged with a friends’ description of the area as reminding them of Queens Street in Brampton. Commercial units in the area kept popping…

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Zula Kitchen and Wine Bar: The “Secret Stash” of Stony Plain Road!

By Justin Keats | 8 May 2024

One of the first impressions upon entering Zula Kitchen and Wine Bar is the warmth exuded from the natural wood surfaces and patterns that criss-cross the space. This natural and warm theme is replicated again with hanging lights in woven baskets, while a cascade of greenery tumbles from the ceiling from the pothos plants that…

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2024 Construction Update

By Justin Keats | 18 April 2024

The Season Begins! There’s no escaping the warm weather, and with it brings the opportunity to push forward on construction of the Valley Line West LRT!  Read on for a summary of some work and detours you’re likely to encounter in the area this spring and summer! Stony Plain Road  Within the boundaries of our…

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Announcing: Projects for Belonging

By Xander Pickering | 15 February 2024

This weekend the International Festival of Winter Cinema: Belonging in Winter Film! is happening RIGHT NOW until February 18th in Sir Wilfred Laurier Park in collaboration with Silver Skate Festival. The Stony Plain Road Business Associaiton and We Belong in Jasper Place are happy to announce the launch of 10 (ten) projects that are fostering…

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Revolution Square Businesses Temporary Closed

By Justin Keats | 25 January 2024

Due to circumstances beyond their control, businesses at Revolution Square are temporarily closed as they deal with a flooding situation on site and steps to fix the problem. Stay tuned for more details, and be ready to help support these local businesses once re-open again in the near future! Variant Edition Graphic Novels & Comics…

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Capone’s Barbershop: Where Everyone is Family

By Justin Keats | 18 January 2024

Ali wanted to open a barbershop for some time. With family and friends in the area, he recognized the potential for a friendly home-grown shop catering to the local community. “There are lots of good people in this neighbourhood,” he says. “I saw there was no barbershop in this particular area – I knew the…

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Square One Coffee: A Winning Brew Formula

By Justin Keats | 3 January 2024

Years ago, while at a quaint but busy cafe on a Saturday in Victoria, Jonathan Bronzy and his wife Sarah realized they wanted to replicate that same feeling in Edmonton. Today, Jonathan quotes the theme song of the television show Cheers when describing Square 1 Coffee, “…a bustling, busy morning cafe that sets the tone…

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Neo Juicery: Setting The Bar High & Eyes on the Horizon

By Justin Keats | 15 December 2023

“WE GOTTA SHARE THIS” With a passion for all things tabletop gaming, Jodene & Michael Davidson had envisioned a space for role playing games (RPG’s) to call home for some time. COVID-19 actually helped move that vision along – A Dungeon Master himself (the individual who narrates the games plot and outcomes in real-time), Michael…

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Authentic Dungeons: For One & All!

By Justin Keats | 8 December 2023

“WE GOTTA SHARE THIS” With a passion for all things tabletop gaming, Jodene & Michael Davidson had envisioned a space for role playing games (RPG’s) to call home for some time. COVID-19 actually helped move that vision along – A Dungeon Master himself (the individual who narrates the games plot and outcomes in real-time), Michael…

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SPR’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide!

By Justin Keats | 23 November 2023

See what Stony Plain Road has to offer with our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide! Whether you’re a hobbyist, a foodie, a project maker, health conscious, or a style and beauty guru, there is something for everyone along Stony Plain Road!  Check out our themed shopping ideas for friends and family, shop local, and feel good…

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El Corazon: The Heart of Something Great

By Justin Keats | 1 November 2023

IMPORTING CULTURAL FLAVOURS Hifa speaks with passion when describing the genesis of El Corazon. She and business partner Percy founded 10 Hospitality Group, with the goal of opening 10 unique dining locations across Edmonton by 2027. El Corazon is the first. Meaning “The Heart”, it’s Latin theme offers energy, vibrancy, and an escape from the…

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Construction Update: 129th – 156th Street

By Justin Keats | 27 October 2023

Marigold Infrastructure Partners has provided an update of the scope of  work for several key areas and intersections.  Read on for a summary of construction work planned between 129th Street and 156th Street. Remember, you can sign up for email updates with Marigold Infrastructure Partners!   Stony Plain Road Bridge Work will continue over the…

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ONE STOP BIKER SHOP: FROM HEAD TO TOE!

By Justin Keats | 26 October 2023

ONE SHOP, ONE STOP! Walking in to One Stop Biker Shop, you quickly recognize the scale of the location and the light that the numerous custom-built skylights peppered throughout the building bring in. This bright and inviting store is not only your biker headquarters for gear, but also cowboy and western wear, leading in brands…

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Cozy, Independent, Real: Cafe Rista

By Justin Keats | 19 October 2023

From Waiter to Owner “In 2010 I was tired of being a waiter,” says Simon at Cafe Rista. “My wife and I both had the opportunity to go it alone – we happened to find a good spot underserved for something like a cafe.  We also knew the owner of the location, which helped alert…

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Ritualistics: Honouring the Human Body and Experience

By Justin Keats | 11 October 2023

Keeping it real Since 1998, Noni has been at the helm of Ritualistics. “I personally try to honour the human body and experience, treating it as a temple”, says Noni. “Many tattoo and piercing shops (and their customers) are focused on price and time, getting people in and out. I strive to inform and educate…

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For The Love of Art: The Gilded Rabbit

By Justin Keats | 10 September 2023

Passing Into The Right Hands Marian Switzer started at The Gilded Rabbit Art and Framing when it was “Colours Art and Framing” in 2005. When the owners retired in 2018, they asked if she was interested in buying the business that she knew so well. This did not come without some challenges: The same year…

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Chocolate, Coffee, Art: Ch.Cafeteria

By Justin Keats | 10 September 2023

Everything Came Together For Nadia and her husband Vincent, Ch. Cafeteria just seemed to fall into place. Having worked with chocolate for years in her home country of Mexico, they wanted to share the specific brands and sources of chocolate they had found, finding coffee the perfect pairing. Upon coming to Edmonton, Nadia noticed the…

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MacKinnon Ravine Pedestrian Bridge Update

By Justin Keats | 10 September 2023

Construction has begun on the replacement MacKinnon Ravine Pedestrian Bridge, located across from 148 Street, connecting Stony Plain Road to Summit Drive. The bridge is a great resource that connects our neighbourhood directly to Edmonton’s beautiful River Valley Trail system. The bridge has been closed since late 2021, and demolition occurred in early 2022. The…

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Area Vision

Stony Plain Road is no stranger to change. We used to be the main street of our own municipality, Jasper Place. A centre of rapid community growth and entrepreneurial spirit for decades, the place quickly grew from hamlet to village to town. 2024 is the 60th anniversary of Jasper Place’s amalgamation with the City of Edmonton.

Though not without its challenges, Valley Line West expansion also presents an opportunity for Stony Plain Road to re-embrace its roots as a lively, walkable destination for people to shop, dine, work and play.

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