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A storefront on the North Shore will once again become a place to grab a cup of joe.

5 Bean Brewbar will be replacing the former Leon John’s Deli at the corner of at the corner of Knox Street and Tranquille Road.

Signage in the store’s window indicates the coffee shop — a specialty coffee shop that has one other location in Kamloops, in Sahali — will be opening soon in the space.

Renovations inside the shop still appear to be ongoing.

Leon John’s Deli closed in December 2018, having been in business a little more than a year at the former Mervo’s Coffee Shop location.


The Tranquille Market corner store at 12th Street and Tranquille Road on the North Shore has been returned to its former glory.

Vikram Singh, who owns Canco Petroleum in North Kamloops, re-opened the convenience store last Friday, having leased the building earlier this month from the property owner.

The store had been shuttered for years and Singh said he wanted to reopen it because it’s in a good location and fills a community need in the area.

The business will sell the same items it did before and Singh said the plan is to add an even greater variety of inventory.

Singh said he kept the store’s name because Tranquille Market was well known in the community.

“It’s a milestone now,” Singh said.


Another seafood restaurant appears to be filling the void left by the closed Capt’n Sharky’s at the corner of Sydney Avenue and Tranquille Road in North Kamloops.

According to North Shore Business Improvement Association executive director Jeremy Heighton, the Canadian fish and chips chain C-Lovers is expected to open in the building.

Heighton said he dropped by the building, which is in the process of being renovated, and one of the co-owners confirmed the business is coming to Kamloops, hopefully within the next couple of months.


Kamloops has another destination for bubble tea.

Bubble Tea and Waffle opened for business earlier this month in the Landmark building, along McGill Road and across from TRU.

The Taiwanese beverage is a cold, frothy drink made with iced tea, milk and tapioca balls.