Shopping and services near BU

Whether you are looking for a carton of milk for your cereal or a container of ice cream for your late-night stress-induced cravings, it can be hard to find a grocery store within a fifteen-minute walk from campus. While larger shopping centres can be found at both the north and south ends of Brandon in the Corral Centre and the Shoppers Mall, they are at minimum twenty-five minutes away on foot.

There are a multitude of grocery stores accessible without a car or bus. Smaller convenience items can be found within a five- to ten-minute walk at Clemmensen’s Movies & More, which is located at 2340 Rosser Avenue and 24th Street.  Another option is a five minute stroll to Hurl’s Food Mart at 1608 Princess Avenue. A fifteen-minute jaunt from campus leads to a variety of food and personal items obtainable at the Real Canadian Superstore at 920 Victoria Avenue. An additional option for an assortment of goods can be purchased at Giant Tiger, located at 2626 Victoria Avenue. Ready-to-go meals, fresh and frozen meats are available at Clancy’s Meat Co. located at 839 18th Street. Specialty frozen foods can be purchased at M&M Meat shop at 99 18th Street.

If you are struggling with a sore throat or a sprained ankle, or any other general medical needs, there are walk-in clinics within walking distance of the university. The Newmount Medical (Walk-in) Clinic is a five minute walk from campus, located at 624 18th Street. Miller’s Pharmacy is located in the same building as the Newmount Clinic. An alternative is Wheat City Medical and Walk-In Clinic, located in the Real Canadian Superstore where there is also a pharmacy.

Republished from The Quill print edition, Volume 103, Issue 16, January 8, 2013.