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#3881 Jackerbie

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:36 AM

Hopefully, if true, this Vancouver import does better than Meat & Bread.

 

Flying Pig serves brunch, so it will do well  ;)



#3882 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:02 PM

A rezoning application has been submitted for the former Serious Coffee in Cook Street Village...


Dev Tracker has been updated: the application is for a pot shop.

#3883 Nparker

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:04 PM

Dev Tracker has been updated: the application is for a pot shop.

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#3884 grantpalin

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:35 PM

:whyme:

I'll join you:  :whyme:  :whyme:  :whyme:


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#3885 JRD344012

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 11:26 AM

Dev Tracker has been updated: the application is for a pot shop.

The re-zoning application is for the space where the former subway was (unit 103). The Serious Coffee will be a Wine/Tapa bar that is supposed to open in the summer. 



#3886 Mike K.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 11:46 AM

Nice! Any idea on who the operator of the tapa bar is?


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#3887 JRD344012

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 11:55 AM

Nice! Any idea on who the operator of the tapa bar is?

Yes, it's a local family that thought that a wine bar/tapa type of place was missing from the Village.  


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#3888 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 11:59 AM

Right, the pot shop is 103-230 Cook.


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#3889 Mike K.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 12:08 PM

Yes, it's a local family that thought that a wine bar/tapa type of place was missing from the Village.  

 

So it's not someone/a group we're already familiar with, but a new entrant onto the culinary scene?


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#3890 Nparker

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 07:54 PM

From John's Place FB page:

Usually a "Dear John" letter but today a "From John" letter,


When I arrived from LA, in 1982, there was only one local breakfast joint, Goodies. (Remember?) I was 26 years old. I wanted to create a local joint, hangout, that we all remembered from the 60's. Real Food at Real Prices became our motto and I have never forgotten that, even after 34 years.

It has been my absolute pleasure to teach and cook for everyone. As in life, it's time for another change. I would like to have a little more balance in my life and concentrate on the day service only. So this Saturday April 21st, will be our last dinner service. I am cooking this week so please stop by, say hello, I'll be cooking a few past favourites.

Our new hours will be:
Monday -Friday: 7am - 3pm for breakfast and lunch
Saturday-Sunday: 8am - 3pm Brunch only.

We will still have amazing desserts, take them home with you if you'd like.

I want to thank everyone for all your kindness and encouragement. I really appreciate that.

John Cantin

PS: Me and my family are still gonna cook the special occasion dinners ex Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Fathers Day. I’ll keep you updated.

 


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#3891 grantpalin

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 08:24 PM

Whew, until I read the whole thing I was getting worried. As long as it's still doing breakfast and lunch (lunch pfft, brekky all day for me!) then fine by me.



#3892 Mattjvd

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 08:46 PM

Dang, that's my favourite spot to go before Royals games. Oh well, I guess I'll have to check them out for brunch now.

#3893 Nparker

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 09:23 PM

Whew, until I read the whole thing I was getting worried. As long as it's still doing breakfast and lunch (lunch pfft, brekky all day for me!) then fine by me.

I am at John's Place on average of once a week for lunch. If they were closing for good, your would have heard me scream.



#3894 Nparker

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 09:25 PM

...I guess I'll have to check them out for brunch now.

Check out their weekday bottomless soup. It can't be beat for value (or taste!).


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#3895 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 07:23 AM

Yes, it's a local family that thought that a wine bar/tapa type of place was missing from the Village.  

 

There's a rumour in the neighbourhood that the former Serious Coffee will become Tim Horton's.  I'd personally prefer the wine bar, though I know that some would prefer TH's...



#3896 EvnKas

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 06:19 PM

Empire Donuts announcement.

 

https://instagram.com/p/BhxhPKQDqCv/



#3897 Nparker

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 06:38 PM

 

Empire Donuts announcement....

For those who can't be bothered to click on the above link...

"EMPIRE FRIED CHICKEN AND DONUTS!!! We will be coming to Cook Street Village in the summer of 2018..."


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#3898 Matt R.

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 01:22 AM

Yawn.

Matt.

#3899 weirdie

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 07:01 AM

Interesting. Hopefully the menu will include more than just fried chicken and donuts.

Customer: I'll have a donut and a latte
Staff: We only have drip coffee

Customer: I'll have fried chicken and fries
Staff: The only sides we offer are donuts

Customer: I'll have chicken with hot sauce
Staff: The only dip we have is melted chocolate

#3900 mbjj

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 07:15 AM

Oh god, not another pot shop! I'm curious as to whether they will all survive.



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