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#21 Matt R.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:51 PM

Nuts? Popcorn?! Lol

We kinda skipped from **** The World to Free The Weed. I suppose For The Win is more a millennial thing.

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#22 Rob Randall

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 11:13 PM

Well, whatever it means, now they're 86'd.

 

Personal trivia: I worked at the Executive House restaurant 20 years ago with a young line cook named Aaron Lawrence. I also worked one emergency fill-in shift as a cocktail server at Doubles--it was the most complicated job I ever did.


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#23 Klapecki

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 09:59 AM

Oh? I’ve never been, don’t even know where it is. I assumed it was a stand alone business with a LP license. Not the case?

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Usually hotels hold the license and then register a third party as the operator. In this case, it is a LP license and food service is not required. In fact, VIHA refused to let them produce food in the space. The lease does not include any kitchen facilities so one would have to potentially order from Bart's kitchen. For all the people slamming the place, if it isn't your style then don't go. It does serve a very niche community of cocktail and liquor enthusiasts who thoroughly enjoy Soole's creations. And it is economically viable, I believe the issue is with landlord/license

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 10:09 AM

^hasn't Soole had a string of instances of "Diva" that have sent him packing from previous ventures? Maybe he is just too difficult to work with?

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#25 Matt R.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 10:19 AM

Who’s slamming the place? Comments seem to be overwhelmingly supportive, at least where I’ve been looking.

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#26 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 10:22 AM

I've enjoyed my visits.  Soole is not a Diva, but he does like things done a certain way.  And I think he's unyielding in that regard.

 

I dunno, the fact the place sat closed for so long sort of made me think the hotel administration does/didn't really know what they are doing.


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#27 Mike K.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 10:56 AM

I agree, it’s a nice place. And if they were not permitted to prepare food then that’s just too bad. It’s always good to have a bite or two if you’re drinking liquor so I can see some folks opting for other locations with the intent of dropping into FTW later in the evening, or whatever, but that ultimately means less revenue for the bar and patrons in search of just a night cap (or a first round before walking off to dinner elsewhere).

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#28 Klapecki

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 11:11 AM

Who’s slamming the place? Comments seem to be overwhelmingly supportive, at least where I’ve been looking.

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Sorry it was on a VV Facebook link to the forum. Some people are nasty....

#29 Mike K.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 11:20 AM

Yeah, that’s Facebook for ya. It can get downright nasty but at least folks are embarrassing themselves under their own name ...and next to their photo!
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#30 Mike K.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 02:08 PM

Whoever runs FTW’s Facebook page has written this: "To our loyal guests and cocktail enthusiasts, due to complicated circumstances it is possible that this is the last week for FTW to operate before being closed long before it's time. We hope to see you all come by to enjoy our amazing little space for the time we have left. Sincerely, The FTW family".

Yet one of the owners wrote on our Facebook page to retract any mention of a closure. Odd.

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#31 Mike K.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 03:36 PM

Operators of Sizzling Tandoor, with locations on Johnson Street in downtown Victoria, at Uptown and on the West Shore, say Shawn Soole, the cocktail mastermind of FTW, will be helping the company create a lineup of libations.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 03:43 PM

Operators of Sizzling Tandoor, with locations on Johnson Street in downtown Victoria and at Uptown, say Shawn Soole, the cocktail mastermind of FTW, will be helping the company create a lineup of libations.


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#33 Mike K.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 03:48 PM

Right!

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:03 AM

^hasn't Soole had a string of instances of "Diva" that have sent him packing from previous ventures? Maybe he is just too difficult to work with?

 

Don't know much about him, but he certainly hasn't lasted long at his past few establishments - Little Jumbo, OLO, now FTW.

 

I've always enjoyed Little Jumbo and my one visit to OLO (so far) was enjoyable. Hopefully he can make the next one work with him staying around.



#35 Baro

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:55 AM

I miss Doubles...


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 04:19 PM

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 11:42 AM

It was my understanding that the main people behind FTW are the operators of Clarke & Co and the hotel operators asked them to open a cocktail lounge in the vacant bar. 


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:02 AM

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:06 AM

^hasn't Soole had a string of instances of "Diva" that have sent him packing from previous ventures? Maybe he is just too difficult to work with?

 

Don't know the guy but I know the reason why his latest effort has failed. I would say that in order to be successful in a small town you need to know your place and work nicely with others.



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Posted 14 December 2017 - 03:53 PM

Kinda what I have heard... which is why the "diva" comment. Maybe when in the long term you are just gonna rub people the wrong way you should just stick to consulting. Then there is no long term to rub people the wrong way.

When using someone elses space,and liquor license you should hold onto some humility.
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