The cheerful smile on the sidewalk welcomes you to Chris McInnis' new store, Uber Cool Stuff
Just make a left at the sign, and there it is! It officially opened this past weekend, and McInnis celebrated the occasion with a little in-store soiree on Friday evening
The store is a realization of a dream for owner, McInnis (standing in front of his "Ubercade" which was very popular at the opening), who used to have a booth set up at the now defunct Metropolitan Artisan's Market. The stock carried in the store is inspired by McInnis' "life-long love of geeky things"
There was a Candy Bar, and yummy cake pops, made by Veronica Schemel of Schemel's Sweet Temptations. I had never had a cake pop before - these were marvelously moist and came in Uber Cool colours!
McInnis also had these "U" shaped pretzels made by a baker in Kitchener for the occasion, and there were blue "Ubertinis" with which to wash them down
McInnis' store stocks cool designer toys, art, cards, books, games and other items sure to delight everyone's inner geek. What guy would not enjoy having a Ninja coat hook or two in his hallway?
Business was rather brisk as people who came to see the store and wish McInnis well also did some shopping.
It's possible I would eat more salads if I had a "Salad Bunny" with which to toss them...
With apologies to all my friends who have children, and their children..... I must confess that this was my favourite item in the store
I was completely won over by the droll tone and illustrations, and of course, the sentiment. Which explains why I have no children.
The main entrance to Uber Cool Stuff is at 123 Carling Street, at Talbot, opposite Chaucer's Pub. You can also enter the store from 122 Dundas Street, through the Home Decor store. For more details about the store, and the opening hours, visit the website