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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-20-2016

What's the source of the grocery store rumour?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Elmira Guy - 06-20-2016

Good question! I'm on pins and needles.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-20-2016

It's a good six months or more since the owner of the American Hotel block said he hoped to attract an urban supermarket to the corner of King and Queen.  I've seen no sign that Casper's is closing down however.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-20-2016

Hey, maybe it's part of the big development at Charles and Gaukel!  insider? ... insider? ... Wink


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Elmira Guy - 06-20-2016

I would be surprised as well as there has been no recent hint that such a thing was happening. Would love to be wrong though.

I presume you mean Caper's right. Personally I like Casper's better. Smile It couldn't help but be a nicer place than the current dive.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Lens - 06-20-2016

Any other guesses? Here's a hint: https://twitter.com/TheCommunityEd/status/745056227634208769


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - taylortbb - 06-20-2016

(06-20-2016, 10:13 PM)Lens Wrote: Looks like DTK is finally getting a decent sized grocery store. Any guess at where? Wink

Current rumour is the Budd's space, but it seems awfully soon for any signs to be up there, so I'm guessing another building has something in mind.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-20-2016

(06-20-2016, 10:55 PM)Lenses Wrote: Any other guesses? Here's a hint: https://twitter.com/TheCommunityEd/status/745056227634208769


J&P Grocery?  I hope someone told them about Jnp Filipino Grocery over at Madison and Courtland! 
Is that picture of space in 8 Queen St N?  The only other places I can think of with ceilings that high would be the old Eatons and the Tannery, and I don't think either of those has a staircase inside.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Elmira Guy - 06-20-2016

https://mobile.twitter.com/jandpgrocery/status/745070618391908352


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Lens - 06-20-2016

(06-20-2016, 11:04 PM)panamaniac Wrote:
(06-20-2016, 10:55 PM)Lenses Wrote: Any other guesses? Here's a hint: https://twitter.com/TheCommunityEd/status/745056227634208769


J&P Grocery?  I hope someone told them about Jnp Filipino Grocery over at Madison and Courtland! 
Is that picture of space in 8 Queen St N?  The only other places I can think of with ceilings that high would be the old Eatons and the Tannery, and I don't think either of those has a staircase inside.

We have a winner! That's a shot from the new alleyway entrance.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - GtwoK - 06-20-2016

That's the Goudies Ln space!! The one under 8 Queen! I recognize that from the Vidyard walk through video.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-20-2016

Great central location!  I wonder how many sq ft?

Also, I wonder who "J" and "P" are?


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

I’m presuming this is a South Asian or East Asian grocery store (a la B&T and many others)…has anyone heard of this outfit before? I can’t find anything with that name online (there seems to be an online grocery by the name JP in India).

I’m only assuming it couldn’t be J and P Filipino (which is listed as JnP online, but signed “J and P”). Maybe it could be, who knows. Regardless, though, it’s a great central spot for a grocer, even a small one, so this is encouraging news to say the least.


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

(06-21-2016, 08:05 AM)MidTowner Wrote: I’m presuming this is a South Asian or East Asian grocery store (a la B&T and many others)…has anyone heard of this outfit before? I can’t find anything with that name online (there seems to be an online grocery by the name JP in India).


Looks extremely White to me.


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

As in, you think the owners are white? How would it be possible to tell that? (Or are you just playing the percentages?)

The name is the only thing that makes me think it might be an ethnic-focused store. That seems like a common naming convention. B&T, T&T, J&P Filipino Grocery as mentioned earlier.

But, anyway, I look forward to hearing more about how big it will be and what kind of focuses it will have.