Pizza place finds better location

Tiffany and Cory Wiens, owners of Murray’s Pizza in West Kelowna, report business us up 25% in the two months since they moved beside the Bank of Montreal in Mountainview Plaza at 3640 Gossett Rd.

Cory said a lot of people used to see the Murray’s Pizza sign and turn into the plaza, but were unable to find the restaurant.

“The move is huge for us,” said Cory.

Along with better visibility, the new location is bigger, has a new kitchen and offers 28 seats.

Murray’s also now sells pizza by the slice as well as desserts including Jell-o cakes with koi fish, flowers and ponds, lava cakes and carrot cake with cream cheese.

The Wiens just marked six years as franchise owners of Murray’s Pizza in West Kelowna.

Grand opening for new development

Find out more about Phase 1 of the Trails development in Glenrosa at a public grand opening Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Trails Living presentation centre.

People will be able to see colour schemes and floor plans for the units in the hillside community.

The first release of 31 single-family homes in the Trails feature a choice of four rancher-style homes from 1,981 to 2,870 square feet and four two-storey homes from 2,113 to 2,694 square feet.

The homes will start at an introductory price of $589,900.

To visit, follow Glenrosa Road to the new turning circle and follow the signs to the entry of The Trails Community. The presentation centre will be open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Wednesday from 2 to 7 p.m. or by appointment.

When complete, the Trails community will have 195 units — 109 single family and 87 multi-family units.

Plans also include commercial land for retail with a small grocery.

For more information, go online to the trailsliving.ca.

Business After Hours

West Manufacturing and Westbank First Nation host the Greater Westside Board of Trade’s July Business After Hours networking event Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at West Manufacturing at 2930 Marmot Lane.

Your $10 ticket includes two drink tickets and appetizers.

The Greater Westside Board of Trade’s Classic Dinner Cruise sets sail July 25 at 5 p.m. from the Kelowna Commercial Pier. Your $68 ticket includes dinner and two drink tickets on the two-hour cruise.

To register, go online to the events tab at gwboardoftrade.com.

McDonald’s hiring day

McDonald’s Canada is hosting its annual West Hiring Day today, a one-day hiring event that aims to hire 400 new crew, mangers and guest experience leader positions in B.C. alone.

Job seekers will have the opportunity to apply in-restaurant with the benefit of a possible on-the-spot interview with a manager.

New this year is McDonald’s Canada’s Friends Wanted campaign which encourages prospective candidates to apply with a friend.

Those who apply today can mention a friend’s name and have their applications linked with the opportunity to be hired and trained together.

Candidates who are unable to apply in person can go online and apply at McDonalds.ca/Careers.

Foodie tours expand to Vernon

West Kelowna’s Nancy Quinton, owner of Okanagan Foodie Tours, has started her fifth season by expanding her business to Vernon.

Okanagan Foodie Tours now offers the Vernon Downtown Discovery walking food tour, a three-hour walking and tasting tour full of foods from local artisans, cultural commentary and fun historical facts.

A foodie is an affectionate term for anyone who enjoys food, according to Quinton’s website.

The Downtown Discovery tours run Thursday and Friday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. beginning Thursday.

For more information, contact Loretta Friedrich, Vernon experience host, at Loretta@okanaganfoodietours.ca.

The Vernon tour joins Okanagan Foodies Tours' current four tours in Kelowna.

For tickets, go online to okanaganfoodietours.ca.

Barb Aguiar’s business column appears every two weeks in the Westside Weekly. Call 250-768-0129 or email westsidebusiness@telus.net.

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