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#1 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 December 2023 - 08:07 PM

Esquimalt residents have wondered for years about what commercial options would be going in at the Town Square development.

 

Now we know a little more although more details will be forthcoming on Dec. 18 when Aragon Properties will offer more information at a news conference at 3:30 p.m. at 505 Park Pl.

 

A public house will occupy 2,930 sf commercial retail space at the corner of Park Place and Esquimalt Road at Esquimalt Town Square, leased to local operator Demian Merino.

 

Born and raised in Victoria, Merino has been in the restaurant business for over 30 years. Early in his career, he worked for Freehouse Collective (formerly the Donnelly Group) in Vancouver, who owns and manages over ten pubs and restaurants across the city. Most recently, he was the general manager of the Victoria Pub Company, managing local favorites like Bard & Banker and Irish Times.

 

The new public house is slated to open in late spring 2024 at 101-505 Park Pl. in Esquimalt.

 

 

https://www.vicnews....-square-7119878


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 07 December 2023 - 08:08 PM.

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#2 Mike K.

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Posted 07 December 2023 - 09:07 PM

Merino, that’s a long-time Victoria family, no?

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#3 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 December 2023 - 11:17 PM

Yes it is. Father is (was?) an artist.   There has been some tragedy in that family too.  :mad:


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#4 Mike K.

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Posted 08 December 2023 - 06:47 AM

Yes indeed.

Looking forward to seeing the concept. This has been talked about for a few weeks now, but hush hush. Great for Esquimalt.

But there is a watering hole of sorts in the town, the Driftwood brewery has a tasting facility that runs like a pub, next to Great Canadian Wholesale.

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Posted 08 December 2023 - 10:28 PM

Is that Driftwood room currently the only pub (or close) left in all of Esquimalt?

 

The Tudor House is long gone, the Carlton is gone, what else is/was there?



#6 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 December 2023 - 10:38 PM

Is that Driftwood room currently the only pub (or close) left in all of Esquimalt?

 

The Tudor House is long gone, the Carlton is gone, what else is/was there?

 

Gorge Pub was in Esquimalt, gone.

 

Spinnakers is close to Esquimalt.   500m?    :wave:

 

The military have a pretty nice venue on the base:

 

https://cfmws.ca/esq...y-officers-mess


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#7 Nparker

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Posted 08 December 2023 - 10:50 PM

...Spinnakers is close to Esquimalt.   500m?  

About 650 meters I think.  ;)


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#8 Mike K.

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Posted 09 December 2023 - 07:51 AM

Cambie also gone, for development. It closed some time ago.

The Eagles fraternity have a bar, but it’s member-only I believe.

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#9 LJ

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Posted 09 December 2023 - 07:43 PM

Is there still a legion hall in Esquimalt?


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