A Taste of Thailand
As co-owner of the only Thai restaurant in Kamloops, Kamphon Muktier of Krob Krua Thai Restaurant knows that he has an important job in bringing the flavours of his home country to Downtown Kamloops. His customers appreciate his melding of Canadian and Thai flavours to create a palette that is unique to our city. Many of Krob Krua’s customers are Thai or have been to Thailand, and are eager to have an authentic Thai meal. Others have never been to Thailand and are looking for an introduction to Thai cuisine. As well, Kamphon is more than happy to help any would-be travelers to Thailand learn about Thai cuisine and culture.
A Family Business
When deciding on what to name his restaurant, Kamphon followed Thai culture. In Thailand, it is traditional for a name to have meaning. Kamphon started his business with his wife, and their main value as a company is family. They settled on the name Krob Krua because it means family in Thai. Family and community are incredibly important to the Krob Krua team. They usually employ between ten and twelve workers, whom they consider as part of their family. Part of the reason they love doing business in Downtown Kamloops is because of its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Kamphon knows that if ever he is in need, he can ask his neighbours for help. He also is passionate about giving back to his community. He and his wife donate regularly to the Kamloops Food Bank the BCSPCA, and are dedicated to helping those around them.
Krob Krua Thai Restaurant is usually open for dine-in or take-out from 11:30am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday, and for take-out only on Sundays. During the pandemic, however, they are only open for take-out, but are open seven days a week. For more information, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Krobkruathairestaurant/ or call them at (250) 828-0645.
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Customer Driven and Reliable
For forty years, CML Properties has provided outstanding property management services to commercial and residential properties in Kamloops. Ken Wallin started the company in 1980, and CML Properties has been in the Wallin family ever since. Their team is committed to best practice property management services. Their clientele knows they can expect a maximum return on their investment as well as the peace of mind that comes from knowing that their properties are in the best hands. CML Properties has built a reputation for excellence and reliability in the interior of BC. Many of CML’s clients have been with them since they first opened their doors four decades ago. CML’s unique combination of industry expertise and best practice systems makes them an industry leader. They are known for providing excellent property stewardship to their customers.
A Kamloops Business
CML Properties is also first and foremost a Kamloops business. Their location on Lansdowne Street makes them especially accessible to their clientele. Their team is proud to be a part of the Kamloops community. They especially enjoy being a part of Downtown Kamloops, with its vibrant atmosphere and scenery. Kamloops is in CML’s roots, and they are loyal to their customer base. Having been a part of the Downtown Kamloops community for so long, they are experts on what it takes to succeed here. We asked the HR and office manager at CML Properties, Joan Zammit, what advice she would give to new businesses in Downtown Kamloops. She replied, “Support other local businesses. [Kamloops] is a wonderful community and being able to support one another in our business needs is what makes everyone stronger. Find a mentor who has been through this before and use them for guidance.”
The CML Properties office is located at 272 Lansdowne Street. It is open from 8:30-4:30, Monday to Friday. They also have a 24-hour emergency service available to their clients. They can be reached by calling (250) 372-1232. For more information, please visit their website at https://www.cmlproperties.ca/.
The ‘Open with Care’ campaign is part of a strategy supported by BIA’s throughout the province intended to inspire businesses to open safely and is designed for organizations within the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association area.
While we are extremely excited that Downtown Kamloops is finally getting back to business, we understand that consumers may be hesitant to go back to their previous behaviour. BIAs throughout the province are introducing ‘Open with Care’ campaigns as an initiative intended to inspire businesses to re-open in a safe, healthy, and compliant manner, and support consumer confidence. Businesses in the Downtown Kamloops are taking responsible steps and following WorkSafeBC regulations to ensure their employees’ health and safety.
It is crucial for our business leaders to communicate with customers to reassure them that it’s safe to do business with you.
Open With Care campaign objectives:
- Create a safe atmosphere
- Support local businesses in line with the #ykastrong support local campaign
- Share a consistent message across the City and Province of BC
- Prepare the public to be “good consumers”; to shop, live, play, eat, art, with care
- Provide our members with the tools to Open With Care
- Remind all that Downtown is resilient, alive and cares about its customers
Kamloopsians can share what they are doing to support local businesses by using the hashtags #openwithcare #ykastrong #dtkcares #downtowntogo on social media.
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For anyone looking for a patient-centered dental experience, Empire Dental is the place to go. Dr. Dhaval Admar, BDS, DDS, owns Empire Dental and is committed to giving his clients world-class dentistry without sacrificing excellent customer service. Always considerate, Dr. Admar makes sure to listen to his clients’ wants and needs before coming up with a treatment plan. He is also passionate about giving his clients the best treatment available and stays up to date on the latest techniques and technologies. He uses 3D scanning, laser technology, and digital smile design technology among many others to ensure his clients are receiving the best care possible.
Dr. Admar first received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2010 in India before immigrating to Canada where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 2014. He then worked as an associate dentist in Saskatoon, SK. In 2018, Dr. Admar moved to Kamloops and purchased the Empire Dental practice. Dr. Admar now employs five dental hygienists, assistants, and receptionists who are all committed to providing the best service possible to their clients.
The staff at Empire Dental love working in downtown Kamloops. Dr. Admar was motivated to move to BC because of the mountains, and to Kamloops in specific because he was drawn to the tight-knit working environment at Empire Dental. According to his staff, they love the vibrant atmosphere downtown and the friendly, welcoming people.
Empire Dental’s hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:30 pm. For more information, visit their website at www.empiredental.ca or phone them at 250-374-7227.
The first thing customers can expect when walking into the Lansdowne Liquor Store is that they will be greeted right away with a smile. The staff are always eager to help their customers find what they need. The store, which has been serving the downtown community for twelve years, employs nine staff members.
Ileene, the store manager, is proud of her employees, who she describes as excellent. The staff at the Lansdowne Liquor Store are knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. This, she says, is what keeps her customers coming back for more. When asked about the history of the business, Ileene responded, laughing, “It’s just liquor. That’s it, that’s the history.”
Lansdowne Liquor is at 225-450 Lansdowne Street, and is perfectly located to serve its downtown clientele. Ileene loves working downtown and enjoys seeing the diverse people who come through the business’s front door.
Lansdowne Liquor is open Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 9pm, and on Sundays from 10am to 8pm. Be sure to stop by, say hi, and see what they have on sale. Lansdowne Liquor can be reached by phoning 250-571-1377 or by going to their website, www.lansdowneliquor.ca.