Friday, October 5, 2007

Scale Down's latest addition

I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Scale Down's newest contributor, Mark Boscariol.

This is an exciting time for Windsor's downtown, and we're extremely thrilled to have Mark join us here at SDW to help update and analyze all the issues and oportunities presented to it.

For those of you who don't know Mark (I'm sure there's one or two in Windsor...somewhere), he is the co-owner in management of Chanoso’s/Buda/the Room. ( located in the heart of Windsor. Mark is a past-chair of the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association (DWBIA) who has run businesses in Nova Scotia, Alberta and Ontario, allowing him to spend much time in different communities to see how they have developed their areas. This has also given him extensive knowledge of the retail industry.

Mark walks the talk when it comes to downtown revitalization, playing an active role in the restoration and development of 255 Ouellette Avenue - a building that he believes was once downtown Windsor’s biggest eyesore - and converting it to house a thriving restaurant/banquet hall/cafĂ©/billiards entertainment bar. He played an active role in the development of Edith Cavell Condominiums, the adaptive reuse of the former school at 5955 Ontario, one of 5 buildings selected to receive a Built Heritage Award Certificate. I could go on...

Mark understands the impact Windsor's bult environment has on our community and culture, and will add a breadth and depth to our discourse on the effects the decisions our elected officals and residents make have on our city.

Welcome aboard, Mark. We're going to have a lot of fun...

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