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

(06-20-2016, 09:55 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, 10:04 PM)panamaniac Wrote:
(06-20-2016, 09:55 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, 07:05 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.


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

(06-21-2016, 10:17 AM)MidTowner Wrote: As in, you think the owners are white? How would it be possible to tell that? (Or are you just playing the percentages?)

The overall style of that sign is distinctly of the hipster/artisanal/antique-chic variety. I make no claim to know the owner's ethnicity, but the clientele of these kinds of places lean decidedly (upper)middle-class white.


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

The use of DTK might hint that way too


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