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#4761 jasmineshinga

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 10:04 AM

The new brewery in Market Square (Whistle Buoy) only has snacks and encourages folks to order in their food from Skip if they want a meal.

 

Regarding WHY one orders Skip, let's not forget those who are mobility challenged or ill and cannot leave their homes easily, but need to eat. It's a nicer option than a microwave meal from a grocery delivery service.


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#4762 Rosie's Boy

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 11:32 AM

Go to posts of 21 June to 24 July 2012.  First, thanks to Sparky for pinpointing Chez Marcel.  I believe it later moved to a new location in Colwood, on the right of Island Highway (old) as you go out of town.  Great frog legs, apparently.

I was hoping for more reminiscences and nostalgia about Polar Pete's.  Wonderful hotdogs!  Heading out of town on Island Highway (TCH was not yet constructed), going past the Six Mile on the right, cross Parson's Bridge, and there was Polar Pete's.  We used to stop there often on the way to Col and Mildred's.  It was just little drive-up, walk-up stand with a narrow gravel parking area.

   By the way, you always knew when the Children's Allowance cheques had come in the mail.  The Six Mile parking lot was full.



#4763 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 12:36 PM

Apologies if this has been mentioned already, but Ox King Noodles will soon be vacating their space in Hudson Mews.  The sign on their door indicates that they are relocating, but I'm unsure of where their new location will be...



#4764 Mike K.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 12:49 PM

I “think” The Jukebox? Does that make sense?

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#4765 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 12:51 PM

The Jukebox could be a viable location for them, especially if the emphasis continues to be on carry-out and delivery...



#4766 gstc84

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 01:06 PM

Yup, they’ve had a coming soon sign up at the Jukebox for a month or so. I had assumed it would be a second location though, not a relocation.
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#4767 Rob Randall

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 01:44 PM

The fixtures have been installed so Ox King might be open in a month. 


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#4768 jasmineshinga

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 02:03 PM

Will there be any downtime? Love those spicy noodles :)


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#4769 Mike K.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:51 AM

Fort Street’s Pho Vy will be opening a second location at Belmont Market by late 2019.
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#4770 Nparker

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:59 AM

For me, that's a long, long way to run for pho.



#4771 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 05:19 AM

time to crowdsource the location of this $450,000 restaurant.

 

https://www.realtor....siness-victoria

 

Amazing opportunity in Victoria. Gorgeous space with a fantastic patio and a good lease of $8000/month all in. 2 years left with a 5 year option. High quality construction throughout the building. Great opportunity for someone wanting a "flagship" location in the heart of the city. 

 

 

screenshot-www.realtor.ca-2019.08.24-09_17_39.png

 

 

the sign in the background is it "b" then 4 letters and ending in "s"?


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#4772 Rob Randall

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 07:58 AM

Don't bother with your magnifying glasses. Both photos are generic stock images. The boiled egg photo is a mustard company's Twitter image: https://twitter.com/...302264297865216


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#4773 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 09:04 AM

oh man... been racking my brain all morning.  $450k for a restaurant that still has to pay $8000/mo. lease.  that would have to be pretty darned nice and would probably need to seat at least 125-150.  


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#4774 Matt R.

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 12:33 PM

$8000 triple net isn’t too bad if it’s a nice space in a nice location. At $450 it probably grosses 1.5 mil a year. Easy to do with 75-100 seats.

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#4775 gstc84

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 07:52 AM

The Cookie Guy on Blanshard is closing on Wednesday. The sandwich board out front says they're "moving" but then just says to check out their Uptown kiosk (which has been open for a few months) or to order online. 



#4776 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 07:56 AM

The Cookie Guy on Blanshard is closing on Wednesday. The sandwich board out front says they're "moving" but then just says to check out their Uptown kiosk (which has been open for a few months) or to order online. 

Hopefully they will find a new downtown storefront...



#4777 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 03:58 AM

something called mia pasta has opened in mayfair's food court.

 

https://www.facebook...miapastacanada/



#4778 kxl

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 07:33 AM

something called mia pasta has opened in mayfair's food court.

https://www.facebook...miapastacanada/


Yes, I saw this last week, it is in Ali Baba Pizza’s former space.

#4779 UDeMan

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 02:19 PM

Mosi gelato and café has opened in lower Johnson street


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#4780 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 03:39 PM

Mosi gelato and café has opened in lower Johnson street


Are they connected to the cafe on West Saanich Rd?

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