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#61 RoadRunner

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 02:39 PM

Work continues at Market Square...

 

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#62 Nparker

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 02:42 PM

Does anyone have an idea what sort of tenant would be able to attract the numbers of people needed to really revitalize this space? I am drawing a blank.



#63 Rob Randall

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 06:16 PM

It needs a great restaurant or two with a lot of outdoor seating. High end and funky like Olo, Agria or Part & Parcel.
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#64 Matt R.

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 07:32 PM

Cafe Mexico has been gutted and is being rebuilt, that's a good start!

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#65 Nparker

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 07:52 PM

Cafe Mexico has been gutted and is being rebuilt, that's a good start!...

And at the current rate of reconstruction should be ready to welcome its first customers sometimes around the spring of 2020.



#66 Baro

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 08:40 PM

i just discovered this Ayo Eat place tucked in the corner,  really good.  Finally have a reason to visit the square again.


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#67 RoadRunner

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 08:55 PM

i just discovered this Ayo Eat place tucked in the corner,  really good.  Finally have a reason to visit the square again.

 

http://www.ayoeat.ca/

 

Thanks for the tip.  I want to try it.  The online reviews are very positive.



#68 jeffifah

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 10:22 AM

It needs a great restaurant or two with a lot of outdoor seating. High end and funky like Olo, Agria or Part & Parcel.

This past weekend during a visit to Victoria I inadvertently stumbled upon Market Square "sans roof" and was truly amazed. I hadn't been there for years, and had forgotten that I'd read on VV about the changes taking place. I was gobsmacked by the transformation when it dawned on me where I was standing.   I agree that it needs a great restaurant with plenty of outdoor seating, a tiny urban playground and generally funky interesting retail. This space now has a real European air to it - flash forward a couple of years and I think this will be an incredible spot.


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#69 Jill

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 10:27 AM

I remember when Market Square had generally funky interesting retail and a real European air to it. It was an incredible spot.


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#70 dasmo

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 10:41 AM

Much better without roof...


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#71 ouiparapluie

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 11:20 AM

The Drake is adding quite a number of seats on a soon to be new patio (with its own outdoor bar station/taps!!!) so that should bring some much needed vibrancy and life into the space. 


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#72 johnk

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 02:39 PM

Maybe some music, too?

#73 amor de cosmos

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 03:22 PM

what about patio space down in the square, & some sort of sculpture?

#74 Matt R.

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 07:27 PM

The new Cafe Mexico is going to be fantastic as well, with authentic Mexican cuisine and up to 50 tequilas and mescals on the menu.

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#75 dasmo

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 11:05 PM

Market Square could be great again!



#76 amor de cosmos

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 06:22 AM

it just occurred to me that whenever I go to see what they've done since the last time I went to look, there are always people down in there. it's like people go there looking for something to do, but there isn't really anything. (yet)

#77 dasmo

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 06:37 AM

it just occurred to me that whenever I go to see what they've done since the last time I went to look, there are always people down in there. it's like people go there looking for something to do, but there isn't really anything. (yet)

Eat your ayo eat?

#78 Sparky

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 11:42 AM

Remember the original Fat Fuge's Phege's Fulge Fudge Factory? If you were lucky with your timing, you could watch the fudge roll out of the cooker on to the marble slab and Fuge Phege would fold the heck out of it with a couple of scrapers. Good times.

Edit: corrected autricious spelling. :)


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#79 Matt R.

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 11:44 AM

Phege's.

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#80 Rob Randall

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 12:09 PM

Fat Fuge Fufge Factory?

 

Sounds like you are trying to talk with a mouthful of it.


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