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#41 Nparker

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 12:45 PM

Tried to go to THE OFFICE on Wednesday, it was not open around 3pm.


Must be keeping office hours.:P

#42 G-Man

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 03:03 PM

I see there is a sign up for sale or lease of a restaurant space in the new Parkside building at Blanshard and Humboldt.

It could be a difficult location as Humboldt is not a busy pedestrian or vehicle street.

#43 gumgum

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 04:52 PM

^It'll have to be something high end, hotelly.

#44 julienne

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 10:28 AM

Or maybe something CFD, like a Cactus Club or a Milestones. it might be the right ticket for bringing more life to that end of town. Tough time to open a restaurant of that size though.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 10:35 AM

Checked out the Flying Otter last night. Can't really recall what it was like when I was there last as whatever it was called formerly. Anyway,
I guess it's OK.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 11:05 AM

^ The what?

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 11:28 AM

Checked out the Flying Otter last night. Can't really recall what it was like when I was there last as whatever it was called formerly. Anyway,
I guess it's OK.


Used to be the Blackfish Cafe, in the Harbour Air terminal. I went there a few days after it opened and - forgiving some obvious growing pains, having only been open for three days - I thought it was pretty good - defintely an improvement on BFC. The decor was nice, the food better and the pints were cheap. We sat outside on the wharf, next to a couple of boats/floatplanes.

VHF, why just OK?

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 12:12 PM

Used to be the Blackfish Cafe, in the Harbour Air terminal. I went there a few days after it opened and - forgiving some obvious growing pains, having only been open for three days - I thought it was pretty good - defintely an improvement on BFC. The decor was nice, the food better and the pints were cheap. We sat outside on the wharf, next to a couple of boats/floatplanes.

VHF, why just OK?

Flying Otter in Victoria, and the Flying Beaver in Vancouver, both owned I do believe by Harbour Air.

#49 G-Man

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 12:13 PM

Cool!!

I was wondering why the name was clanging bells for me. I often do the YWH - YVR run with Harbour Air and they of course have the Flying Beaver at the YVR side. If it is going to be along the same lines than I am sure it will be great.

Any idea on the hours?

#50 Nparker

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 12:19 PM

Any idea on the hours?


Not exactly the hours of operation, but this link does mention breakfast, lunch & dinner: http://www.harbour-a...west_waterfront_

Sorry that link doesn't seem to work. Try using http://www.harbour-air.com and look under their news link.

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 09:47 AM

The fancy furniture store opposite the Shelbourne Plaza is gone, replaced with something called "The Tropic Island Restaurant". There looked to be a near full house when I went by the other day.
"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
-City of Victoria website, 2009

#52 Holden West

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 09:51 AM

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My first encounter with lamb shanks dates back to Christmas break 2005. My wife and I had traveled to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and I’d ordered some in an Irish restaurant.


Huh?
"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
-City of Victoria website, 2009

#53 Kikadee

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 10:07 AM

I'd say he's referring to the Irish Times Pub, which features a pretty delectable Lobster Bisque!

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 09:07 PM

The fancy furniture store opposite the Shelbourne Plaza is gone, replaced with something called "The Tropic Island Restaurant". There looked to be a near full house when I went by the other day.


The furniture store was next door to the Tropical Island. Speaking of which, I highly recommend the green curry chicken lunch special.

#55 Holden West

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 09:25 PM

Of course, the Irish Times opened before 2005. It was the Bard and Banker that opened later. I got them switched around.
"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
-City of Victoria website, 2009

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 10:25 AM

I just noticed this morning that the Serious Coffee that moved from Broad and Yates to Broad and View this Summer is closed due to bankruptcy.

The local grape vine told me that they just couldn't make a go of it with their monthly rent of $9500. I can only imagine how much the renos cost to switch it from the former Eugene's interior to a Serious Coffee...


$9500? Holy Smokes. Ya gotta sell a lot of coffee to cover that.

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 01:22 PM

Sambo's Pancake House was open for quite awhile.

#58 G-Man

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 02:07 PM

What is Sambo's pancake house?

#59 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 03:58 PM

What is Sambo's pancake house?


A pancake chain based on Little Black Sambo, which would not be politically correct today... apparently they had over 1000 restaurants at one time. Something tells me the restaurant at Cedar Hill mall (Brannigan's) used to be a Sambo's.

#60 G-Man

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 04:09 PM

^This wasn't a recent coming or going then...

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