With temporary COVID-19 closures, you might have missed the openings of new businesses in Downtown Oakville, including a gelato shop, hot yoga studio, rug store, and new nail and lash salons. Read on to learn more about 13 businesses that opened in Downtown Oakville in 2020:

Beauty Arts Studio – 112 Dunn Street 

Beauty Salon in Oakville DowntownThis nail salon, which opened in January, specializes in manicures, pedicures, artificial nails, and nail art, including art design, french tips, and stones.

Chervin Kitchen & Bath – 276 Lakeshore Road East 

Chervin Kitchen & Bath, which specializes in custom cabinetry, opened their Oakville showroom earlier this year. Stop by to see their cabinetry displays and to speak to their talented design team about your next kitchen or bathroom project. Digital consultations are also available online – click here to book.

Dr. Elena Zarifis  – 221 Lakeshore Road East

Naturopathic Doctor Oakville Downtown

Dr. Elena Zarifis, Naturopathic Doctor, is passionate about helping people achieve better health in a realistic and sustainable way. She also enjoys helping athletes and active people optimize their health and performance.

Femme Bar – 323 Church Street, Unit 10

Femme Bar dubs itself “North America’s tiniest salon” and, as the saying goes, good things come in small packages. At just 386 square feet, the cozy little salon features separate stations for manicures, pedicures and lash services, and even a selfie wall where customers can strike a pose after their treatments.

Gyoker Hair – 118 Thomas Street, 3rd Floor

Named for the Hungarian word for “root” (a nod to owner Teo Manning’s heritage), Gyökér Hair opened in January and is already generating local buzz for its revolutionary approach to hair care, which literally gets to the root of common hair and scalp conditions by applying a deep cleansing treatment to the scalp.

Hot Yoga & Pilates – 178 Lakeshore Road East

This hot yoga and pilates studio has been a mainstay in Mississauga since it first opened there over 10 years ago. Their Downtown Oakville studio opened earlier this month, offering hot yoga, hot HIIT pilates and yin yoga classes. Located on the second floor of a historic building, enjoy gorgeous views of the Lakeshore streetscape as you sweat it out on your mat.

JPlatt Rugs – 118 Thomas Street

This family-owned business, which first opened in 1973 in St. Lawrence Market, specializes in handwoven rugs from Turkey, Morocco and India, as well as custom designs. If you’re in the market for unique, high-quality rugs, stop by and shop their collection.

Lisgar Shared Offices – 277 Lakeshore Road East, 3rd Floor

Lisgar Shared Offices  brings to the community a state-of-the-art space for entrepreneurs and other remote workers. Amenities include private and shared offices, board room, wifi, underground parking, premium coffees and teas, and an event space for up to 40 people.

Nyla’s Room – 109 Thomas Street

This family-owned business (named after the owners’ daughter Nyla) opened in March and their Bliss gelato has already become a local favourite, coming in second place in Visit Oakville’s Talk of the Town Awards for Best Ice Cream/Gelato. They offer 25+ flavours with vegan options available.

Prometheus Art Gallery – 286A Lakeshore Rd E, 2nd Floor

This new art gallery specializes in contemporary art by up-and-coming young artists. Stop by to view their collection of prints, mixed media, sculptures, and toys.

Retreat Skin & Body Clinic – 256 Church Street

Retreat Skin & Body Clinic specializes in wellness, medical aesthetics and offers the latest trends in cosmetic procedures. Owner Fozia and her team’s interest and passion for the beauty industry has become the forefront of the clinic’s practice and evolved from years of providing the highest quality of products and reputable procedures available.

Wolf Law Chambers – 277 Lakeshore Road East, Suite 408

Wolf Law Chambers is a co-working space for legal practitioners. Their Oakville location offers shared and private offices, as well as a board room, meeting rooms, and other amenities in a beautifully decorated, tranquil space.

Zed Holistic Touch – 127 Trafalgar Road

Zed Holistic Touch is a holistic wellness centre  where you can care for your mind, body, and spirit in a tranquil setting. Services offered include reflexology, reiki, massage, holistic skincare and makeup, and spirit guide readings.