Como Lake Avenue feature businesses – Part 2
We’re continuing to highlight some of the local shops and services on our Talking Energy website. Here are five more community favourites in Como Lake Village, Coquitlam that are open and ready to welcome you while our gas line upgrade work is underway.
Mina Hair Design
After nine years in Como Lake Village, Mina Hair Design has become a second home for many locals, some of whom salon owner Mina Modares now thinks of as family. “My clients drop in to visit, just to say hi, between their regular appointments. It’s one of the things I love about being in the Como Lake neighbourhood,”she says.
As an experienced stylist and master colourist, Mina helps her clients navigate changes to their personal style with honest feedback and creativity.
In addition to cuts, styles and hair colouring, Mina’s full service salon offers hair straightening, permanent makeup, eyebrow microblading and laser treatments.
Visit Mina Hair Design at 132-1960 Como Lake Ave, Coquitlam. Learn more about its services online.
Helping a client make a change is one of my favourite things.Mina Modares Owner, Mina Hair Design
Kin’s Farm Market
Kins’s Farm Market connects farmers with customers who crave produce with that fresh “just-picked” taste and smell. Homan Chan, manager of the Kin’s in Como Lake Village, says his store is typical of all the Kin’s stores, because it’s located in a busy shopping centre in the heart of the city. “We’re very much a part of the community,” he says. “We get to know our customers and look for ways to support them.”
Homan says supporting a customer can be as simple as stocking their favourite items, such as parsnips, or Japanese yams—things that one of his regular customers always shops for. “She says ours are the freshest she’s found,” he says.
Visit Kin’s Farm Market Como Lake at 138-1960 Como Lake Ave, Coquitlam, or learn more online.
I believe British Columbia has some of the best produce in the world, and I like to showcase that as much as possible.Homan Chan Manager, Kin’s Farm Market Como Lake
Como Village Barbers
A visit to Como Village Barbers is like taking a step back in time. This popular traditional barber shop, complete with old fashioned barber chairs, still offers the same precision hair cutting services barbers have offered for the last century, says shop manager Terez Kollega.
If you drop by the shop on a Saturday you’ll get to meet Terez, as well as two other very experienced barbers. “Together we have more than 100 years of experience,” she says.
Most of Terez’s clients have been coming to the shop for decades. “We’ve served multiple generations of many families,” she says. “Some customers say they enjoy talking to me even more than they enjoy my haircuts.”
Visit Como Village Barbers at 134-1960 Como Lake Avenue, Coquitlam, or call 604-931-8111.
My customers come for perfect haircuts and friendly service, but they also know they’ll meet their neighbours, friends and their kids’ friends while they’re here. We’re a big part of this neighbourhood.Terez Kollega Manger, Como Village Barbers
Express News owners Aman Chandok and Ravi Sangha discovered the best part about being business owners in Como Lake Village is feeling like they’re part of the community. “Most of our customers are regulars that we call by name,” says Aman. “Our loyal customers shop here because we’re a one-stop shop—they can check a lot of things off their to-do list. Plus, they like knowing they’re supporting a small, local business.”
In addition to offering convenience store items such as newspapers, candy and lottery tickets, the shop also provides drop off/pick up for dry cleaning and alteration services and has recently become a UPS parcel access location.
Visit Express News at 126-1960 Como Lake Avenue, Coquitlam, or call 604-474-1898.
The Como Lake neighbourhood is a vibrant community made up of all ages and backgrounds. We’re so proud to be part of it.Aman Chandok Owner, Express News
Mundy Park Bakery
Gord Harskamp says he doesn’t mind being called a dinosaur. In fact, he’s proud of it. He still bakes the same way, and uses many of the same recipes, he learned as an apprentice 42 years ago.
For Gord, doing things “old school” at his Mundy Park Bakery in Coquitlam includes baking with quality ingredients and without preservatives. “There are no multi-syllable chemicals in any of my products,” he says. Gord has never followed the fads, so you won’t find the latest trendy treats on his shelves. What you will find are neighbourhood favourites, such as his popular apple pie and traditional Dutch boeterkoek (butter cake).
Visit Mundy Park Bakery at 1924-1960 Como Lake Ave, Coquitlam. Read more about it online.
I’m still baking after all these years because I love it. There’s just something about it. At the end of the day, you can walk the shelves and see the bread you’ve crafted.Gord Harskamp Owner, Mundy Park Bakery