Checking in with Downtown

January 10, 2024 | Part 1: New Year, New Faces

Happy 2024 everyone! As we all know Downtown Hamilton is constantly evolving at a rapid pace, and last year was no exception. There were a variety of changes within the downtown core in 2023, especially toward the end of the year. Unfortunately, some of these changes may have been lost in the busyness of the holiday season, and you may be missing out on some incredible new businesses within the downtown core. You can use the rest of this blog post to learn more about some of the amazing businesses that opened towards the end of 2023, any of which would be perfect to add to your regular rotation in 2024!

Food and Drink

Chaat Ter Box (129 King Street East): This restaurant specializes in Indian street food, with flavours inspired by Mumbai and Gujarat. Their menu includes items such as schwan hakka noodle sandwiches, samosa chaat, masala puff/patty, and dabeli, among others. An element of this restaurant that makes it unique from others is its live station, an unlimited opportunity where you can eat as much as you like but only pay for what you eat. Make sure that you pay a visit to this delicious restaurant and enjoy the inviting atmosphere soon! You can find more information about Chaat Ter Box and their menu on their website here, and then follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

Northern China Traditional Snack (9 John Street North): As the name suggests, this restaurant focuses on traditional dishes from Northern China, with dishes that are sure to impress. The menu features items such as Lanzhou Fermented Toufu Prok Rice, Northwest Sour-soup Dumpling and Beijing Loutus Root Flour Soup, and more. Their menu also includes 5 different combos, giving you the opportunity to explore the menu and save some money at the same time. Stop by to grab some delicious food, and then add this restaurant to your regular rotation for meals in 2024! You can find more information and view their menu online here, and then follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Personal Care Services

The Brow Room (61 King Street East): This personal care salon specializes in brow corrections and shaping for those who have had brow trauma, allowing your brows to rebuild and regrow their natural lines. Their services are not strictly limited to brows, however, as they also offer body waxing, facial waxing, spray tanning, and lashes. If any one of these services interests you, they also offer weekly promos where you can enjoy a different discount on their signature services each day of the week. You can find more information about this promo here. The talented staff at The Brow Room will help you feel and look incredible, so make an appointment soon! You can find more information and book an appointment on their website here, and then follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

New Age Laser Clinic (67 John Street South): This medical spa is at the forefront of the skincare industry, offering advanced laser and skin rejuvenation treatments to their clients. They offer fillers and injectables, laser hair removal, skin tightening, acne treatment, cellulite treatment, and more. Expert practitioners are dedicated to ensuring that their clients feel comfortable and confident, and they take the time to understand each person’s specific goals before creating a customized treatment plan to yield the best results. You can find more information about the services that they offer and book an appointment on their website here, and then follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and X.


Container 57 (65 John Street South): This retail store focuses specifically on women’s shoes and accessories, providing great quality at affordable prices. Regardless of whether you are looking for heels for a night out, loafers for the office, or sneakers for casual wear, Container 57 has you covered. You can browse their stock online on their website here, and then follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Financial Services

Liberty Tax Service (59 John Street South): This tax preparation company recently opened a new location on John Street, helping its clients file their taxes easily and securely. Their knowledgeable and supportive employees will help you file your taxes and keep you informed every step of the way. The location at John Street is currently by appointment only. You can learn more about the services that Liberty Tax Service offers and book an appointment through their website here, and then follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and X.


Any of these amazing businesses would be a great addition to your routine in the new year! One of the most exciting things about the downtown core is the fact that it is constantly changing and evolving, but we also understand that this means great things can unfortunately get lost in the shuffle. Hopefully this blog post gave you a better understanding of some of the new faces throughout the downtown core, and we cannot wait to see who joins us in 2024. This list was compiled to the best of our ability, but we may have unintentionally missed some businesses.  If you recently opened a new business and would like to be added to this blog post, please contact

If you are a Downtown Hamilton BIA member business and would like to be featured in a blog post, please email Emily Gilruth at



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