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A brilliant idea for improving the outside of the former Big Bud's building

Here’s a great idea from the Modern Ottawa blog about a way to spruce up the exterior of the former Big Bud’s store at Bank & Somerset.  Now it’s home to Dollar It! , Knit-Knackers and Biogene Aesthetics .  Here’s what it looks like today:

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And here’s what it could look like.  What do you think?

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Thanks to Modern Ottawa ’s Marie-Judith Jean-Louis for permission to re-publish these photos.  For more, check out the original blog post, “ A Touch of Color “.

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** See also: ** Ottawa Shopping Guide