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Old 05-20-2022, 04:10 PM   #781
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The new Creekside Blowers & Grafton in the old Mr. Mike's building is opening on Wednesday.

https://blowersgrafton.com/locations/
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Old 05-21-2022, 12:25 PM   #782
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I think the main issue with downtown vibrancy is not mandating street facing retail on the towers.
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Old 05-21-2022, 12:36 PM   #783
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The new Creekside Blowers & Grafton in the old Mr. Mike's building is opening on Wednesday.

https://blowersgrafton.com/locations/

Did Mr. Mikes not survive? That was just opened wasnít it?

Is Blowers & Grafton known for anything? Thatís kind of close to me, so would be nice to have another good restaurant around here.
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Old 05-21-2022, 12:39 PM   #784
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Did Mr. Mikes not survive? That was just opened wasn’t it?

Is Blowers & Grafton known for anything? That’s kind of close to me, so would be nice to have another good restaurant around here.
It’s a mediocre Halifax inspired pub. So overpriced fish and chips and donairs. Not terrible but probably not much different from Scotsman’s across the parking lot. It’s not bad but I wouldn’t call it a good restaurant.
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Old 05-21-2022, 04:04 PM   #785
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I think the main issue with downtown vibrancy is not mandating street facing retail on the towers.
Iím not sure how street facing retail would make me want to stay downtown longer than I need to.
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Old 05-21-2022, 08:16 PM   #786
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Did Mr. Mikes not survive? That was just opened wasnít it?

Is Blowers & Grafton known for anything? Thatís kind of close to me, so would be nice to have another good restaurant around here.
Iíve never had anything bad at blowers, pizza is pretty good, pepperoni is tasty. Scotsmanís sucks.
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Old 05-21-2022, 08:54 PM   #787
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Iím not sure how street facing retail would make me want to stay downtown longer than I need to.
Because it creates people on streets which drives vibrancy. Restaurants and shopping create a destination which in turn draws more people in.
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I’m not sure how street facing retail would make me want to stay downtown longer than I need to.
It's a chicken/egg thing. People draw businesses--> businesses draw people-->more business-->more people.


Our downtown is probably unsalvageable from a vibrancy standpoint for a long time to come, but we can at least stop digging the hole of bad design any deeper than we already have.
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Old 05-21-2022, 11:38 PM   #789
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It's a chicken/egg thing. People draw businesses--> businesses draw people-->more business-->more people.


Our downtown is probably unsalvageable from a vibrancy standpoint for a long time to come, but we can at least stop digging the hole of bad design any deeper than we already have.

If the approved design for the new arena is any indication, there's still plenty of bad urban design coming Calgary's way. There's only so much that city administration can do to improve placemaking in Calgary if developers don't want to cooperate and things like budgets keep getting cut.
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Old 05-21-2022, 11:48 PM   #790
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"Creekside Blowers" sounds like a 2nd degree Felony.

Or at least a misdemeanor.
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Old 06-21-2022, 11:31 AM   #791
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In the nostalgia, things people miss thread there was a lot of talk about the Palliser Tower complex and how it used to be a huge passenger rail station with shops and retail and the movie theatre where the Empire Strikes Back premiered in Calgary, etc.

I worked there for years and it was a desolate ghost town brutalist place in recent times.

Lately, the Palliser One tower was recladded and it has been announced a lot of it is being converted to residential. I also just saw this article about taking over a lot of the empty record room space and turning it into an urban farm. That's pretty cool.

https://calgaryherald.com/opinion/co...re-for-calgary

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H Mart (Korean grocery) coming to Beacon Hill where Best Buy used to be.

https://riocan.propertycapsule.com/p...view/id:139423

http://ab.hmart.ca/index.php?pn=main
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Old 06-21-2022, 01:25 PM   #793
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H Mart (Korean grocery) coming to Beacon Hill where Best Buy used to be.

https://riocan.propertycapsule.com/p...view/id:139423

http://ab.hmart.ca/index.php?pn=main
Interesting that that Best Buy closed, it's such a busy area. I think H Mart will do great. It's far enough from T&T in Harvest Hills and a lot of Asian population in that area.
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Old 06-21-2022, 01:47 PM   #794
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Interesting that that Best Buy closed, it's such a busy area. I think H Mart will do great. It's far enough from T&T in Harvest Hills and a lot of Asian population in that area.

I'm not sure since the Loblaws in Sage Hill is being converted to a T&T right now so there will be 2 Asian groceries fairly close.
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Old 06-21-2022, 01:56 PM   #795
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I'm not sure since the Loblaws in Sage Hill is being converted to a T&T right now so there will be 2 Asian groceries fairly close.
Add to it the A-Mart in Royal Oak
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Old 06-21-2022, 02:14 PM   #796
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Church's chicken is finally coming back to Calgary. Not sure when it will be open though.

At Sage hill. Have been going to their Edmonton locations when I have been up. Still the best fried chicken I think!

https://www.sagehillquarter.ca/churchs-chicken
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Earl of Sandwich is open and they were so busy they had to temporarily close for a day as they ran out of food
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Earl of Sandwich is open and they were so busy they had to temporarily close for a day as they ran out of food
Was looking to try it out this week, maybe I'll give it some time...
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Old 06-21-2022, 10:50 PM   #799
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Was looking to try it out this week, maybe I'll give it some time...
Oh yeah, like most big American hyped franchises going to Canada, just give it some time. Not worth the hassle that first few weeks.
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Old 06-22-2022, 10:46 AM   #800
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I'm at Earl of Sandwich now. No one here. Talked to the owner said Google messed them up. Their first day was last Wednesday but Google said they were closed Monday Tuesday but they have been opened everyday
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