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Take a look at the new eye care clinic in downtown Bradford

The community welcomed the new business to town with an official grand opening ceremony over the weekend

Bradford EyeCare located at 107 Holland St. E celebrated its official grand opening last Saturday.

This is new business owner Sunny Braich’s first eye care store which offers eye exams, frame and lens work, and provisional eye care.The store also designs and customizes their own frames and glasses.

“We do everything – we’re a one-stop eye care solution," he said.

Braich was treated to an official grand opening, ‘ribbon-cutting’ ceremony on behalf of the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury and the Bradford Board of Trade, along with many congratulatory speeches from Bradford’s Mayor Rob Keffer, members of council, MP Scot Davidson, and other local business owners who came out to support the opening.

“Bradford is a really nice town (with) a great passion amongst the business community to help one another,” shared Mayor Keffer. “I think you’ll find that as you become part of the business community and meet everyone that is in our town, they are willing to help get the word out.”  

“I’m always here for you and always a big supporter of small business in Bradford West Gwillimbury,” expressed MP Davidson, who stopped by on Saturday to congratulate the new business owner.

“Welcome to Bradford!” said Ryan Charron, Director with the Bradford Board of Trade (BBT). “What’s really awesome is that you’re right in the downtown area. I really appreciate that.”

“I’m a huge supporter of our local smaller business community and grand openings are my favourite things to attend because I love seeing the potential of your growth and prosperity," said local business owner Natasha Leskiw, who is also a Director with the BBT and the former president of SWAN (Successful Women Always Networking).  “Welcome to the neighborhood, thank you for choosing Bradford, and I look forward to seeing your future."

Members of council who joined Braich during his grand opening included Ward 2 Coun. Jonathan Scott, Coun. Mark Contois, and Coun. Peter Ferragine.

“This is a beautiful store and we’re so pleased to have you,” expressed Coun. Jonathan Scott. “You studied for a long time to learn the expertise that you provide as a service to people… I’m sure you will be very busy with people who need their eyes checked and need a new pair of glasses. We wish you every success!”

Braich was presented with a certificate of achievement on behalf of the Town of Bradford. With him to celebrate his grand opening was his mother – Binder Braich.

“It’s an honour to have you all here today," said Braich. 

In his shop, Braich sells unique lenses named after Toronto subway stations and famous city landmarks.

“All of them are different because I want to capture the diversity in our country, in our cities… places that really connect with me growing up," shares Braich about the names of his custom glasses. "It means a lot to me to have them!"

Braich touched on the importance of eye care, especially for children.

“Nowadays, kids are on their iPads and digital devices so much, we just want them to have the best quality lenses,” says Braich. “Here, our biggest responsibility is we want patients to have better eye care."

Jackie Kozak

About the Author: Jackie Kozak

Jackie Kozak is a reporter/writer whose work appears on both BradfordToday and InnisfilToday
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