C U Optical, at 157 Holland St. East in Bradford holds its official grand opening this Saturday, Aug. 26. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

See you at C U Optical

Lusia Malik isn't an Optician, or an Optometrist. She is a young entrepreneur who saw a need in the growing Bradford community, and has opened C U Optical, a new eyewear centre located at 157 Holland St. East.

Mayor Rob Keffer wields the scissors, joined by members of Council and the Bradford Board of Trade, at the Grand Opening of four home businesses in Bradford,June 24, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

New businesses launch, without bricks and mortar

Opening a home business is a growing trend in Bradford West Gwillimbury, and a reflection of today's entrepreneurial spirit. But it leaves a key question: How to advertise a new business, without a “bricks and mortar” location? The Bradford Board of Trade and Town Economic Development Office found a solution. They helped to organize a group “Grand