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#6801 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 01:51 AM

Ferris’ for sure.

Glo is cool.

Will the former Canoe Club open this summer?

Says summer: https://instagram.co...id=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 02:02 AM

It was alumni night at the Keg on Quadra this week, a chance for former employees to wax nostalgic about the restaurant chain’s half century in Victoria.

As it turns out, plenty of well-known names have tied an apron at the Keg’s two local eateries.

Premier John Horgan was once a Keg waiter in Victoria. Jeff Mallett, the Mount Doug and UVic soccer player who went on to build Internet giant Yahoo and buy big chunks of the San Francisco Giants and Vancouver Whitecaps, started as a dishwasher.

Pamela Anderson worked at the Fort Street restaurant, first as a hostess, then as a server in its lounge. (“I used to wear prom dresses and sit behind the podium,” she once told the TC’s Michael D. Reid.) Keg lore says the waiters competed for Anderson’s attention, but she preferred to hang out with the cooks, leaving her signature among those on the wall of an old boiler room where chefs would retreat for a smoke. A few years later, she was arguably the best-known Canadian in the world.

#6803 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 02:02 AM

It was alumni night at the Keg on Quadra this week, a chance for former employees to wax nostalgic about the restaurant chain’s half century in Victoria.

As it turns out, plenty of well-known names have tied an apron at the Keg’s two local eateries.

Premier John Horgan was once a Keg waiter in Victoria. Jeff Mallett, the Mount Doug and UVic soccer player who went on to build Internet giant Yahoo and buy big chunks of the San Francisco Giants and Vancouver Whitecaps, started as a dishwasher.

Pamela Anderson worked at the Fort Street restaurant, first as a hostess, then as a server in its lounge. (“I used to wear prom dresses and sit behind the podium,” she once told the TC’s Michael D. Reid.) Keg lore says the waiters competed for Anderson’s attention, but she preferred to hang out with the cooks, leaving her signature among those on the wall of an old boiler room where chefs would retreat for a smoke. A few years later, she was arguably the best-known Canadian in the world.


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#6804 LJ

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 07:47 PM

I had a girlfriend that worked there back in the day, after closing on Saturday it was a big keg party for the employees.


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Posted 19 June 2022 - 07:51 PM

...after closing on Saturday it was a big keg party for the employees.

Does that mean it was a big party at The Keg, or there was a big keg at the party or both?



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Posted 20 June 2022 - 03:07 AM

I understand there were some wild times after hours there.  


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#6807 LJ

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Posted 20 June 2022 - 07:47 PM

Does that mean it was a big party at The Keg, or there was a big keg at the party or both?

They ate any food that was "left over" emptied all the "opened" wine bottles.


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Posted 20 June 2022 - 07:48 PM

I understand there were some wild times after hours there.  

True that. Usually had no problem getting staff for Saturday nights.


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Posted 20 June 2022 - 07:55 PM

The Jumbo in Hong Kong, which is a mammoth 5-story floating restaurant, had to close down due to lack of business during Covid.

 

They were going to tow it to mainland China for refurbishment and maintenance. 

 

It sank while under tow.

 

It was such a popular HK spot for so many years, the thinking is someone scuttled it, so it wouldn't go to China. 

 

I have had several great meals there.


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#6810 Nparker

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Posted 20 June 2022 - 08:07 PM

The Jumbo in Hong Kong, which is a mammoth 5-story floating restaurant, ...sank while under tow...

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Posted 22 June 2022 - 04:14 PM

Busy, high traffic area in surrounding area. Financial statement and lease agreement is available. The sale includes all the equipment. Low rent & high potential Japanese food restaurant. Just walk into the turn-key business and start making money business. All the measurements are approximate, Buyer to verify if important. Do not approach staff directly. Contact listing agent for more information. 

 

$109,000

 

 

1921 Quadra St

 

https://www.realtor....ia-central-park

 

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Posted 24 June 2022 - 03:55 AM

Looking for a small and profitable business? Well established & buzzing Belgian Waffle business for sale in downtown Victoria BC. Easy operation and fantastic location with affordable rent of $1,300/month. It's an asset sale. Don't approach the staff or owners. 

 

$79,000

 

102 560 Johnson St

 

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

 

 

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#6813 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 24 June 2022 - 08:12 AM

I noticed that the Garcha Brothers meat market on Burnside will also be home to "Day to Day", an Indian produce and grocery store.  


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Posted 24 June 2022 - 09:47 AM

Looking for a small and profitable business? Well established & buzzing Belgian Waffle business for sale in downtown Victoria BC. Easy operation and fantastic location with affordable rent of $1,300/month. It's an asset sale. Don't approach the staff or owners. 

 

$79,000

 

102 560 Johnson St

 

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

 

 

That place has been for sale for ever. 



#6815 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 28 June 2022 - 02:58 PM

The Papa John's pizza finally opened last week.



#6816 LJ

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Posted 28 June 2022 - 07:39 PM

I had the worst pizza I have ever had from PJ's.


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Posted 01 July 2022 - 07:54 AM

Excellent opportunity for taking over this turn key and well-equipped restaurant in the heart of Chinatown. Currently operated as an Asian Noodle House, being one of the locations of the popular local restaurant chain Noodle Fans (559 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC V8W 1R5), the restaurant has gained popularity among locals, students and tourists. Prime Location, reasonable rent, and great potential for high volume sales. Bring your own ideas or becoming a franchised restaurant of Noodle Fans, the possibilities are endless! Please do not approach the staff about the sale. 

 

$34,900

 

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https://www.realtor....612428/victoria


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#6818 aastra

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Posted 01 July 2022 - 10:55 AM

 

...a mammoth 5-story floating restaurant...

 

I get it, people are always looking for the next food niche. But that seems ridiculous.



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Posted 02 July 2022 - 01:34 AM

The Papa John's pizza finally opened last week.

i stopped in this eve and they are crazy disorganized, the young lady at the front didnt know which order was what and kept double checking things, they probably had a half dozen pizzas ontop the oven (mistakes or wrong orders), they misplaced my order and had to redo it so a 15 min wait turned into over 30 min... i'd say the pizza is no better/no worse then a dominos pizza, but holy heck until they get their system and routine flow up and running it's chaos



#6820 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 July 2022 - 05:38 PM

Wonderful opportunity for you to take over this well known Vietnamese cafe in Victoria. Prime location in a strip mall on Shelbourne St next to UVic and residential area. Come make it your Destined restaurant today! Please do not approach staff and owner regarding sale of business.*

 

https://www.realtor....anich-mt-tolmie

 

$500,000

 

 

219 3749 Shelbourne St

 

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