Jan Johnson

What’s Up Downtown: Get into the Christmas spirit

Christmas shopping in the downtown Kelowna is a delightful experience.

Johnson: New surprises can always be found on Bernard

I was utterly gobsmacked by the amazing businesses that our downtown entrepreneurs have created…

Johnson: PP & PB excited with new store location

Picture Perfect & Perpetual Blooms moved in the spring and love their new location on Lawrence Avenue in Kelowna

Johnson: Hotel plan excites store owner

A lot of thought and effort has obviously gone into the planning of this [downtown Kelowna] hotel

Johnson: Discovering retail treasures

Took a walk through the Towne Centre Mall recently, and discovered some new shops in the mall—and had a new look at some long-term shops.

Johnson: Downtown revitalization enters third phase

Please remember to come on downtown and keep supporting Bernard Street businesses between St. Paul and Ellis.

Johnson: Downtown Kelowna centre of community block party

The sidewalk cafes are springing up along Bernard, giving our city a new urban, upscale look and a new outdoor presence.

Johnson: Small Shop Saturday coincides with Bernard opening

I’m already starting to see enterprising merchants taking advantage of the new wider sidewalks.

Johnson: Small Shop Saturday returns to Kelowna

Saturday, April 6, the first Small Shop Saturday of the year returns to downtown Kelowna.

Johnson: Check out the art in Cultural District

Lots of art to enjoy on a visit through Kelowna's Cultural District.

Johnson: Bernard revitalization gives a boost to city’s main street

I’ve walked the newly revitalized section of Bernard and I’m still finding delightful little surprises that the city added into the mix.

Johnson: Bernard Avenue upgrade helping downtown renaissance

Improvements to Kelowna's "Main Street" already paying off.

Johnson: The downtown ready to Light Up for Christmas

Remember that on-street parking is once again free on Saturdays in December, a Merry Christmas to shoppers from the city.

Johnson: Positive first step in Bernard street revitalization process

Work is progressing quickly on the Bernard Avenue facelift, thanks in large part to the extra-long hours the workers are putting in.

Businesses adapt to Bernard Avenue construction with enthusiasm

The energy in the air is palpable as this much-needed project begins.

Johnson: New shops going in where SILK FM used to be located

Recently I met Max and Gloria Sloan at their wonderful new business called Pulp Fiction.

Downtown Kelowna: A hub for fashion stores

Clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry—you name it and it can be found at stores in the city's downtown core.

Downtown Kelowna: Aspiring banner display on Leon Avenue

Jan Johnson applauds "Heads Up Downtown Leon" project unveiled last week as a positive addition to the city.

Chef Michael Lyon  serves up a tasty treat at the Lakehouse

Small Shop Saturday shopping proves popular in Kelowna

Downtown businesses throw a shopping party in a bid to bring customers to the area.

Chef Michael Lyon  serves up a tasty treat at the Lakehouse

Johnson: Restaurants reach to launch ‘wine & dine’ menu deals

How lucky we’ve been so far this winter to have the perfect climate for ambling around downtown and enjoying the lakeviews, shops and cafes.