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Victoria retail thread: retailer news, comings and goings


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#7701 Nparker

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Posted 12 January 2023 - 12:34 PM

Do FN casinos have to pay revenue to the province?



#7702 spanky123

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Posted 12 January 2023 - 12:44 PM

Do FN casinos have to pay revenue to the province?

 

Who you asking? Do they pay tax on their pot sales?!

 

I think if you asked the FN they would tell you that they do not have to abide by any rules that the colonialists have set. In reality they would likely play nice in some areas that that the Government would fund their ventures.



#7703 Mike K.

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Posted 12 January 2023 - 01:16 PM

What are the largest retail footprint available for lease at the moment, in the CRD?


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#7704 Nparker

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Posted 12 January 2023 - 01:21 PM

What are the largest retail footprint available for lease at the moment, in the CRD?

The empty Toys"R"Us space?  :confused:



#7705 mdb1983

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Posted 13 January 2023 - 02:06 PM

speaking of restaurants, agrius restaurant and vic fish & chips just announced they are closing..

 

https://www.cheknews...losure-1132624/

 

https://www.cheknews...opment-1132007/



#7706 spanky123

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Posted 13 January 2023 - 02:25 PM

speaking of restaurants, agrius restaurant and vic fish & chips just announced they are closing..

 

https://www.cheknews...losure-1132624/

 

Not a surprise. Very few of these small bistro type, chef owned restaurants are going to survive in Victoria. Costs are too high and demographic won't support the prices necessary to be viable.



#7707 Matt R.

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Posted 13 January 2023 - 02:28 PM

Brasserie still lined up out the door at opening?



#7708 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 January 2023 - 02:32 PM

Zambris not far away and on its 24th year.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 13 January 2023 - 02:33 PM.


#7709 Matt R.

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Posted 13 January 2023 - 02:36 PM

Neither Brass nor Agrius are chef owned, Zambri's is at least partially.


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#7710 spanky123

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Posted 13 January 2023 - 02:38 PM

Zambris not far away and on its 24th year.

 

That was then, this is the new reality. 


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Posted 13 January 2023 - 02:48 PM

Brasserie still lined up out the door at opening?

 

Weekends I think... At least... I mean it's January...  Everywhere is slow right now no matter what stove you gots.


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Posted 13 January 2023 - 03:59 PM

Neither Brass nor Agrius are chef owned, Zambri's is at least partially.

 

Ok baker owned!


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#7713 lanforod

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Posted 13 January 2023 - 07:26 PM

Weekends I think... At least... I mean it's January... Everywhere is slow right now no matter what stove you gots.


Big Wheel was lined up pretty solid tonight.

#7714 Matt R.

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Posted 13 January 2023 - 09:37 PM

We were full tonight, so was the restaurant we ate at.
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Posted 16 January 2023 - 08:59 AM

Big Wheel was lined up pretty solid tonight.

 

We were full tonight, so was the restaurant we ate at.

 

Oh you guys mean on a Friday? ;)


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#7716 Matt R.

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Posted 16 January 2023 - 09:03 AM

Yah not typically our busy night so that was good to see! Elizabeth May was at the Hall, lots of spin-off from that.
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#7717 spanky123

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Posted 16 January 2023 - 10:37 AM

People will still eat out, they will just move downstream. Instead of eating out at Agrius or Zambris they will go to Big Wheel or the pub. They will have 1 drink instead of 2 and they will skip desert and/or the appy.

 

I noticed that in this year's dine around almost all of the 'deals' are $45/$55. Interesting to see how that works out.


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#7718 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 January 2023 - 10:39 AM

I don’t think I’ve ever had dessert at a restaurant.

Except at Coffee Macs back in the day, they has a special that included a slice of pie.

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#7719 Matt R.

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Posted 16 January 2023 - 07:54 PM

Oh man! If I could think of a better dessert place than mine, I’d suggest one!

We have had a few splashy meals the last couple of weeks for birthdays, and dessert was not skipped.

The cheesecake filled beignets at Chambar were extraordinary, tiramisu at the other place was certainly good, if a little pedestrian.

Maybe try the doughnuts at Ferris’ next time you go.
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#7720 Nparker

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Posted 16 January 2023 - 08:07 PM

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Maybe try the doughnuts at Ferris’ next time you go


No matter how full I am, I never skip the lemon-ricotta fritters at Ferris. I'd lick the plate clean if I didn't think they would banish me for life.
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