StoosNews Spotlight: Check Out The Business Beat This Week Featuring Goodbye Graffiti, Take Cover Books, Kate L. Toms Fit and Nish Tees

PTBOCanada is delighted to be running StoosNews columns each week here, spotlighting new businesses and startups in Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Here is this week’s edition…

Goodbye Graffiti was recently launched here in Peterborough by franchisees Ryan Grant and Claralana Langmann.

It was started in Vancouver 26 years ago by Peterborough’s Perri Domm and now has offices across Canada. Services include graffiti removal, power washing, anti-graffiti coating and specialty services such as EverSafe, a needle removal service. The company also offers free removal of any racial or hate graffiti and have done this over 25,000 times across Canada. Reach them at or call toll-free 1-877-684-4747.

Stu Harrison mentioned Take Cover Books a couple of months ago, brothers Andrew and Sean Fitzpatrick’s online bookstore.

The brothers recently opened their own brick-and-mortar store in East City. Located at 59 Hunter St. E., Take Cover Books offers everything from retail sales to book and film clubs, book signings, readings and launches and Saturday morning readings for kids. They are also encouraging the use of the space for community events, artist exhibits and more. Stop in, seven days a week or visit or Facebook or Instagram.

Kate Adams has been working towards the opening of her own fitness studio for some time and her dream will finally come to fruition on Oct. 7, when she celebrates the grand opening of Kate L. Toms Fit.

Adams is a certified personal trainer, certified fitness instructor and transformation coach and will be offering both in-person and virtual programs, group fitness, small group personal training and one-on-one personal training. Located at 1-724 Erskine Ave. in Peterborough, save the opening date, Oct. 7 from noon to 3.

Nish Tees is a Peterborough/Nogojiwanong-based screen printing and design business owned by Indigenous entrepreneur James Hodgson.

With over 20 years of print experience, Hodgson recently opened his own retail shop at 219 Hunter St. W. called Fresh Prints. The shop is billed as a micro gallery featuring the collaborative work of local artists and Nish Tees. They’ll be launching new artists monthly at Peterborough’s popular 1st Friday Art Crawl.

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