Waterloo Region Connected
General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Printable Version

+- Waterloo Region Connected (http://www.waterlooregionconnected.com)
+-- Forum: Land Development and Real Estate (http://www.waterlooregionconnected.com/forumdisplay.php?fid=4)
+--- Forum: Downtowns (http://www.waterlooregionconnected.com/forumdisplay.php?fid=5)
+--- Thread: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours (/showthread.php?tid=8)



RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - timio - 06-21-2016

More details: http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/mobile/video?clipId=896174&binId=1.1147261&playlistPageNum=1


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - GtwoK - 06-21-2016

2 floors, 5000 sq ft, a cafe, and run by locals who were upset at the lack of a spot to walk for groceries downtown? Who could ask for more? This is great!


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 06-21-2016

Great news, wishing them all the best.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - JoeKW - 06-21-2016

These guys never ran a grocery store before? That seems like a really tough undertaking. Hopefully the pent up demand will materialize.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - GtwoK - 06-21-2016

Every grocery store owner has never run a grocery at some point in their life Smile


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-21-2016

I wonder it that puts paid to the idea of an urban supermarket in the American Hotel Block? Maybe we could get a decent LCBO instead! (actually, I sent an e-mail a few weeks back complaining about the pathetic LCBO in the plaza past the train tracks. LCBO responded the same day, but unfortunately it was to tell me that their current five year plan did not contemplate a new store Downtown.)


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - MacBerry - 06-21-2016

(06-21-2016, 02:04 PM)timio Wrote: More details:  http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/mobile/video?clipId=896174&binId=1.1147261&playlistPageNum=1

and the winner is --> two hipsters (the guy has a great beard) who live downtown and my colour TV showed them as allegedly "white"


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - REnerd - 06-21-2016

Why is the color of their skin even remotely relevant to the conversation?  A bit silly imho.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - plam - 06-22-2016

(06-21-2016, 11:06 PM)REnerd Wrote: Why is the color of their skin even remotely relevant to the conversation?  A bit silly imho.

Affects which market they are likely targeting. Ethnic grocery stores like T&T or New City are not in the same market as hipster grocery stores.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - MidTowner - 06-22-2016

(06-21-2016, 07:49 PM)GtwoK Wrote: Every grocery store owner has never run a grocery at some point in their life Smile

Actually, I think (this is anecdotal) that it is one of those businesses where a lot of people grew up in it and took it over from their parents, or bought their own store. But it's a small sample any more: there are few large grocers run independently any more.

From everything I hear, it's a complicated, low-margin business. But having a café and a focus on value-added and ready-to-eat food might change the dynamics a bit.