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#6101 Jackerbie

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 05:18 PM

That photography themed cafe on Fort/Blanshard has a mezzanine... Does it fit the bill?
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#6102 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 05:24 PM

Actually I think the cafe for sale could be Wild Coffee and Bistro, which has an upstairs seating area for guests…
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#6103 m3m

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 09:24 PM

It’s Bokeh cafe on blanshard

#6104 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 10:15 AM

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There are now a Burger place and a Sushi To Go place. 

 

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#6105 gstc84

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 11:38 AM

Chatime is opening at the old Rogers location on Douglas. Vancouver Bubble tea franchise. I've been to the Robson location and loved the variety that they offered. Very happy that they're so close to my office!


Chatime appears to have closed. Windows have been papered over and the exterior is halfway repainted white instead of purple-pink.
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#6106 Danma

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Posted 10 May 2021 - 12:32 PM

Chatime appears to have closed. Windows have been papered over and the exterior is halfway repainted white instead of purple-pink.

 

That's a shame. Likely due to way less foot traffic of the bubble tea-drinking variety on Douglas these days. 

 

We have one decent bubble tea place in Langford (Shake It Up) and I try to give it business as often as possible.



#6107 Matt R.

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Posted 10 May 2021 - 12:39 PM

Gorge Point pub closing for good. Couldn’t come to an arrangement with the new building owner (Abstract) re:development.

https://www.victoria...d-of-this-year/

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#6108 Redd42

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Posted 10 May 2021 - 01:01 PM

Gorge Point pub closing for good. Couldn’t come to an arrangement with the new building owner (Abstract) re:development.

https://www.victoria...d-of-this-year/

Matt.

 

Oh, that's a shame. That was my local for many years. Always thought their food was better than your average pub food.



#6109 Nparker

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Posted 10 May 2021 - 01:18 PM

Oh, that's a shame. That was my local for many years. Always thought their food was better than your average pub food.

I used to go there for chicken wings. As I recall they were very good.



#6110 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 May 2021 - 01:20 PM

who owned the building previously?  did the condo developer there hold on to it?



#6111 sukika

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Posted 10 May 2021 - 01:23 PM

It looks like something new is going in the former Vietnamese restaurant on Fisgard, next to the Chinese school.  The interior looked a little different from what I could see through the window. 

 

Further down the street, leased signs are up in the Jusu location next to La Roux.  



#6112 Matt R.

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Posted 10 May 2021 - 01:39 PM

who owned the building previously? did the condo developer there hold on to it?


The Buzz says the pub owner owned the building.

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Posted 10 May 2021 - 01:45 PM

The Buzz says the pub owner owned the building.

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i see.  there is confusing wording in the article.  they talk about extending "the lease" but it also says they own the building.  in which case there would be no lease to extend.  except a new one for some type of lease-back.

 

In a media release, Abstract stated the longstanding institution will close at the end of the year, despite efforts to extend the lease with them.

 

According to the Gorge Pointe Pub owner Mike Louis, he was under the assumption that they were still under negotiations to extend the lease.

 

“As far as we knew, we were still trying to work on something,” Louis told Victoria Buzz.

 

“We’ve been trying to work to sell the business for a while now, and Abstract came to us last year at the start of the pandemic. We’ve owned the property for 15 years, and if we had a quality deal, we would have gone through with it.”

 

 

it also seems odd they have sold but were still under the impression they were still negotiating something.

 

i guess maybe they sold the property last year and have been leasing back for the last little while.  article lacks clarity.


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#6114 Redd42

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Posted 10 May 2021 - 01:54 PM

 

i guess maybe they sold the property last year and have been leasing back for the last little while.  article lacks clarity.

 

I wonder if "property" here means the business?


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#6115 Klapecki

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Posted 10 May 2021 - 07:26 PM

It’s quite common for a building to be held in a different company name than the tenant. You still charge yourself rent, and the business pays it to the land holding company. Same happened with the Bard and Banker. Matt owned the building and the bard still paid rent to the holding company. In fact, with commercial property values based on lease rates, one could jack up the lease on yourself to increase the value of the property, only to sell it then beg for a better lease from the new landlord. If that doesn’t work, you just shut down and cash out with the earnings from the property sale.

i see. there is confusing wording in the article. they talk about extending "the lease" but it also says they own the building. in which case there would be no lease to extend. except a new one for some type of lease-back.



it also seems odd they have sold but were still under the impression they were still negotiating something.

i guess maybe they sold the property last year and have been leasing back for the last little while. article lacks clarity.


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#6116 FawltyVic

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Posted 10 May 2021 - 08:30 PM

It appears Taste of Europe Bistro in Langford on Peatt Rd (formerly the location of Evedar's Bistro) has closed up shop.

 

There is a note on their door window. It said they couldn't continue due to the pandemic and the construction opposite on their block. The note also said to ask the Langford mayor about it.


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#6117 Danma

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 08:40 AM

Oh, that's a shame. That was my local for many years. Always thought their food was better than your average pub food.

 

That was also one of my favorites in town. Disappointed to hear this.



#6118 Danma

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 08:42 AM

It appears Taste of Europe Bistro in Langford on Peatt Rd (formerly the location of Evedar's Bistro) has closed up shop.

 

There is a note on their door window. It said they couldn't continue due to the pandemic and the construction opposite on their block. The note also said to ask the Langford mayor about it.

 

That sure sounds like the guy who owns it. I agree that the construction has probably hindered business somewhat but that's hardly a unique situation in Langford these days, roads are torn up everywhere in town.


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#6119 Mike K.

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 02:15 PM

Is this the same fellow who ran the pierogi place at St. Andrew's Square in Victoria?


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Posted 11 May 2021 - 02:38 PM

Read entire article here: https://www.timescol...sans-1.24317716

 

A scruffy part of Langford along the railway tracks will get a major makeover as a “cultural precinct” designed to attract food providers, artisans and entertainers, dog walkers and cyclists and entrepreneurs starting to build their businesses.

The $1-million project to revitalize Station Avenue between Peatt Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway will be funded through the Union of British Columbia Municipalities Gas Tax Fund and feature a plaza for sellers’ huts made of wood and repurposed shipping containers, spaces for food trucks, improved parking, a dog park and new landscaping.  



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