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#5541 Rob Randall

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 03:02 PM

There's a shawarma people hanging outside Our Place right now


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#5542 Klapecki

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 05:43 PM

I’ll Say no to shawarma these days thanks

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#5543 Dr. Barillas

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Posted 05 August 2020 - 10:50 AM

Cube Foodbox on Pandora is now open as of the 13th. 

 

Tried this place on the weekend. They need to up their game, it was mediocre at best. 


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#5544 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 August 2020 - 03:02 AM

The Avalon Restaurant is a well run 28 seat, well established and profitable local eatery. Open for Breakfast and Lunch from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. six (6) days a week. Closed on Tuesdays. Owner operated and has been PROFITABLE in its first year. Expand the hours and expand your income. Very reasonable rent and good lease.

 

$79,000

 

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https://www.realtor....ctoria-downtown


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#5545 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 05:45 AM

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#5546 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 11:56 AM

tmz:

 

 

 

This is as painful as it is revealing to watch. A man absolutely LOSES IT at a restaurant, because they took too long to prepare his order.

 

It happened in, of all places, Canada ... famous for its friendliness. The man was at the Chinese Garden restaurant in Blind Bay, British Columbia when he exploded at the waiter for taking way too long to place his order.

 

 

 

https://www.tmz.com/...ood-is-delayed/


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#5547 todd

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 02:01 PM

tmz:
 
 
 
This is as painful as it is revealing to watch. A man absolutely LOSES IT at a restaurant, because they took too long to prepare his order.
 
It happened in, of all places, Canada ... famous for its friendliness. The man was at the Chinese Garden restaurant in Blind Bay, British Columbia when he exploded at the waiter for taking way too long to place his order.
 
 
 
https://www.tmz.com/...ood-is-delayed/


We’re not rude, friendliness never had anything to do with it.

#5548 Matt R.

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 03:26 PM

We’ve stopped answering the phone to force all takeout to online ordering (people can still walk in and order to go of course) and have signs posted that say, basically, if you can’t follow the rules, get out, with a QR code to the provincial health order. I think some people think we’re just making shit up. :)

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#5549 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 05:10 PM

oh now the blind bay thing is on fox:

https://www.foxnews....taking-too-long

#5550 Rob Randall

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 05:15 PM

This is a repeat of that BC Ferries incident of a couple years back. The guy is a jerk of course, but every parent of a rwo-year old will tell you how it scrambles your brain. Maybe he's like this every day, maybe he just snapped for the first time in his life. 


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#5551 todd

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 07:29 PM

We’ve stopped answering the phone to force all takeout to online ordering (people can still walk in and order to go of course) and have signs posted that say, basically, if you can’t follow the rules, get out, with a QR code to the provincial health order. I think some people think we’re just making shit up. :)
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You demand perfection from yourself, from your food how can you tolerate any less from your customer.

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#5552 Rob Randall

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 07:57 PM

We went to 1550s on Cedar Hill X tonight, they have the strictest system I've seen so far. Unlike Glo, which we visited a couple weeks back which was filled inside just like a normal evening or Spinnakers which had widely spaced interior seating, 1550s had patio seating only. No table service, you went up to a table at the entrance and placed your order and you picked your food up at the same counter. Your food and drinks are served in disposable containers, no silverware, glasses or plates. 

 

I thought it was a bit extreme compared to some other places around town but I can't complain because I think every establishment has the right to set the rules they feel comfortable with. 


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#5553 Matt R.

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 09:04 PM

You demand perfection from yourself, from your food how can you tolerate any less from your customer.


No no, I’m super ok with good to great. :)

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#5554 Belleprincess

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 10:24 PM

Anyone know what’s going on with the sushi place on View?
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#5555 Matt R.

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 11:03 AM

The folks, or one of them anyways, behind McCrae’s on Shelbourne has taken over the recently closed Mole on Millstream location and rehired the previous chef to reopen.

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#5556 gstc84

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 11:58 AM

The folks, or one of them anyways, behind McCrae’s on Shelbourne has taken over the recently closed Mole on Millstream location and rehired the previous chef to reopen.

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I believe they also took over the Breakwater Cafe and Bistro within the past year. Building a nice little local restaurant empire!
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#5557 Mike K.

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 07:32 PM

Will the Mole location have the hot sauce? That’s all we want to know.

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#5558 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 02:23 AM

seems to me qoola is always changing hands.

 

hillside mall

$145,000

 

 

 

 

Great opportunity for rebranding as your choice at this location. Situated in one of the most busiest shopping mall in Victoria, Hillside Mall went through a 80 million dollar renovation and this well established store is superbly situation right next to the food court. Walking distance to Camosun College and a few mins drive to UVIC. Qoola is driven by the desire to provide healthy and wide variety of products for the community. That is why it is one of the most successful brand in the industry. 

 

https://www.realtor....ctoria-hillside

 

 

 

 

or

 

uptown

$59,900

 

https://www.realtor....saanich-gateway


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#5559 Rob Randall

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 06:46 AM

2017: Qoola Hillside Mall for sale, $200k.

Feb 2020: $145,000


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#5560 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM

We should note that Qoola's Hillside location is not currently open even though the other food court tenants have reopened. 

 

Several Qoola franchises have shut down over the years including one locally on lower Yates and one on Denman Street in Vancouver's West End.  



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