When we were deciding on the perfect location for our first Vent Blow Dry Bar, there was a lot to consider. We wanted to be a part of a lively, diverse community that was accessible to everyone, but still had it’s own unique energy. The choice became obvious: Liberty Village.
Liberty Village is located south of King West and sits right along the Exhibition grounds. Within the last decade, the abandoned industrial zone has transformed into a bustling, intimate neighbourhood. Since opening a month and a half ago, we’ve become proud of our little corner of the city and are beginning to pick up on what Liberty Villagers are all about.
You know you live in Liberty Village when…
1)Liberty Village is a dog lover’s dream.
With dog parks steps away from the residential area and larger options closer to the lake, it seems almost everyone in the area has a furry friend. For our Vent Blow Dry Bar staff, one of the best parts of our location is seeing all the puppies strut their stuff down East Liberty Street.
2) You work within walking distance of your apartment.
With a large amount of growth Liberty Village has seen over the last decade, we knew this would be the perfect area to grow our business—and we’re not the only ones. Unique startups and large corporations have opted to headquarter in the 43 acres of Liberty Village. With hundreds of businesses in our little community, job opportunities are plentiful and Liberty Villagers tend to spend their time within the boundaries of our community.
3) You’ve eaten in almost every restaurant within a 5-minute walk.
Liberty Villagers are known for their tendency to work, live and eat in the area but it didn’t take our Vent staff too long to realize why—LV is home to some of the best bars, coffee shops and restaurants in the city. Between Local, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen and William’s Landing, you can find a spot for every occasion or mood without having to walk more than five minutes. We are also home to some great breweries. 3 Brewers Liberty Village, Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery and The Craft are all the perfect place to do some beer tasting with friends. With our liquor license, Vent Blow Dry Bar is now another perfect place to catch up with friends over a drink or two.
4) It takes you 20 minutes to drive from your apartment to Lakeshore.
Liberty Villagers know if they are planning to leave the LV bubble, to leave an excessive amount of time—especially in the summer. The convenience of being so close to BMO field, the Exhibition grounds and Budweisers stage is fantastic for hosting out-of-town guests, but can be giant pain when trying to drive anywhere. With just a couple entrances to the heart of Liberty Village (and a whole lot of event parking), each Liberty Villager has spend a great deal of time idling on East Liberty Street—and you wonder why we stay in the Liberty Village bubble!
5) You brunch—and brunch hard.
Between 10am and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday in Liberty Village might as well be Friday night anywhere else in the city. Liberty Villagers love brunches and better yet, boozy brunches. With most restaurants serving up benny and mimosas on the weekends, the streets of LV are bustling in the morning. It’s no secret, Liberty Village is home to many millennials who love to drink and within the last five year our 174.9% increase in community size has lead to the demand of more daytime drinking spots. Vent Blow Dry Bar is no exception. We are now open both Saturday and Sunday serving up mimosas, wine, beer and cider. Stop by Vent before your Liberty Village brunch to get the perfect style for your day.
At Vent Blow Dry Bar, we aspire to give you a truly original experience. Equipped with nourishing products from Moroccanoil, professional grade tools like Dyson Supersonic hair dryers, our blowouts are sure to spark another sign you’re from Liberty Village—beautiful hair!
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