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#741 kxl

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 12:41 PM

The Starbucks at UVic probably sapped most of their student business. Plus there’s one across the street at Save On.

#742 Brantastic

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 01:35 PM

Yeah I think the area was pretty saturated with more locations at Shelbourne Plaza, Torquay Village and Cadboro Bay.

#743 Mike K.

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 02:02 PM

That makes sense for sure.

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#744 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 30 December 2019 - 02:56 PM

Apparently a brazen thief stole the money from the employee tip jar at the Serious Coffee in Sooke:  https://www.cheknews...n-sooke-633100/



#745 Jackerbie

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:33 AM

So it's not Victoria, but Starbucks will be testing a new concept in Toronto: Starbucks Pickup. No seating, no merch display, no cashier, only mobile ordering for pick up. 


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#746 Mike K.

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 01:29 PM

Sooke's Serious Coffee is for sale at $299,000, dropped from $345,000 when it hit the market last fall. I suspect the current owners may want to hedge their bets prior to the opening of the upcoming Tim Hortons across the street.


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#747 grantpalin

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 04:02 PM

The Broad Street Serious Coffee has closed permanently, according to a sign in the window - and the windows are all papered up. The sign thanks patrons for sixteen years of patronage, and suggests visiting the Blanshard/Fisgard and Esquimalt Plaza locations. I don't know how long the place has been closed as I've not been there in some time, though I recall an impending closure being alluded to previously.


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#748 Mike K.

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 04:11 PM

Do we have a running list of closures now?

- James Bay
- Douglas at Finlayson
- Cook Street Village
- Broad Street

I’m starting to forget now.

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#749 Rob Randall

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 04:28 PM

^Cook and Fort.


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#750 gstc84

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 04:32 PM

Oak Bay Ave closed sometime in the last couple of years, and Fort/Foul Bay a few years before that.



#751 Mike K.

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 04:42 PM

Wow, that’s seven now and the Sooke location is for sale.

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#752 Nparker

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 05:02 PM

The Blanshard & Fisgard location seems to be doing OK.



#753 grantpalin

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 09:35 PM

^-- probably doing fine due to customers out of the government offices nearby. I do wonder how much business it gets on weekends, though there are (and will be) lots of residences nearby on the side streets and in the nearby towers.

 

I seem to recall there used to be one in Nanaimo opposite from the hospital.



#754 FogPub

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 09:46 PM

Sad, as I always found Serious had the best coffee.  Doubt I'll ever get to the Blanshard-Fisgard one though, just nowhere near my beaten track. :)



 



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