The Welland Galleria is beginning to fill up as more businesses move to the downtown core.
Despite being open for three years, there are still many people that don't know where or what the galleria is.
"It's like a quaint little mall right here in downtown Welland," said Stephanie Hicks, executive director of the Downtown Business Improvement Area.
The 12-unit shopping centre was once The Peoples store, but was transformed in 2013 to accommodate smaller businesses.
Inspire Hair Design has been there for two years already, but on Friday some other businesses officially joined it. The grand opening for four businesses was celebrated with cake and ribbon-cutting.