Angela's entrepreneur journey began at age of 15, where she sold her clothing designs at a local boutique downtown Guelph.
She began her studies in Fashion Design in 2002 and launched her own clothing brand. Within 3 years, she developed her own clientele and showcased her designs at local fashion shows. This earned her a spot on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week and represented Canada at the Young Designers Competition in Paris. During a published interview, Angela was asked where she saw herself in 10-15 years, she responded, “owning retail store on Queen Street West”.
Angela’s career took a faithful detour in 2005, when she came across a marketing and branding opportunity in the restaurant industry. She spent the next 6 years rebranding Ben Thanh Restaurant and developing other restaurant brands. She successfully expanded Ben Thanh Restaurant to 9 locations across Western Ontario. Taking on an additional role as the opener, she moved from city to city launching multiple locations. This was the beginning of the strong interest in turn key businesses and the discovery of her strength in developing brands, businesses, and teams.
In 2009, Angela felt the need to diversify and begun her real estate portfolio of rental properties in several different cities. By 2010, Angela had launched 9 restaurant locations, co-created 4 different restaurant brands and 1 kids indoor playground brand, and owned 6 rental properties.
In 2011, Angela moved to Toronto and landed an opportunity to play a small role in the reality series “Keasha’s Perfect Dress” on Slice. Working along side with Keasha from TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress”, she was reminded of her love of fashion and textiles.
In May 2012, Angela achieves her goal of owning a retail store on Queen street West with the opening of The Store On Queen (also known as TSOQ). Angela spent 8 years developing the brand and business. March 2020, the physical store closes its doors and Angela decided it was time to pivot her energy to a new direction.
"The goal is to continue building the community and those around me through collaborating, consulting, and doing what I love - creating new brands and developing businesses."
- Angela Phung
[NOV 2020 - PRESENT]
Retail store and vending. With 11 PPE vending machines located in all TTC subway stations and a storefront on Queen West.
[MAR 2020 - PRESENT]
Creative ghost kitchen with a smorgasbord menu of hybrid hot and frozen snacks
[NOV 2019 - FEB 2021]
ecommerce brand selling fun beauty products and accessories.
[AUG 2020 - JAN 2021]
Essential grocery kit delivery company servicing the GTA
SUMWEAR by TSOQ
CO-FOUNDER [FEB 2017 - FEB 2018]
975 sqft streetwear boutique located on Queen Street West, downtown Toronto, On.
TSOQ - THE STORE ON QUEEN
[MAY 2012 - JAN 2020]
1,300 sqft young contemporary ladies clothing boutique located on Queen Street West, downtown Toronto.
SPICE AVENUE RESTURANT
[APR 2008 - JUL 2010]
4,000 sqft premium casual Asian restaurant and lounge located on Upper James Street, Hamilton and Dundas Street, Mississauga.
KIDSCAPE - KIDS INDOOR PLAYGROUND
[FEB 2009 - OCT 2011]
10,000 sqft kid indoor play facility and cafe located on Blue Heron Drive, London.
MEIN STREET RESTUARNT
[JAN 2009 - OCT 2011]
5,000 sqft premium casual Asian fusion restaurant and lounge located on Fanshawe Park Road, London.
[FEB 2009 - OCT 2011]
1,000 sqft art studio specializing in ceramic painting and glassmaking located on Blue Heron Drive, London.
BEN THANH RESTAURANT
CREATIVE DIRECTOR/REGIONAL MANAGER
[APR 2005 - OCT 2011]
Multi location chain casual dining and take out located across western Ontario.
DESIGNER [JAN 2002 - NOV 2004]
e-commerce fashion house selling one of a kind designs. London, On.
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