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Grocery Stores
Highland now closes at 11pm instead of the previous midnight closing time. But really, if business doesn't warrant them being open that late, why stay open? They probably looked at sales, customer counts, thefts etc and made the decision based on those factors
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The new Pioneer Park Zehrs is taking shape and fully enclosed
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Just realized that the FreshCo on Weber in Kitchener is 24-hours....
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Four more beer-and-cider sales licenses have been issued to local grocers, effective in April: Zehrs Laurentian, Wal-Mart at the Boardwalk, Sobeys on Columbia and Zehrs in Hespeler.
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All quite suburban locations, unfortunately. When I read that 11 of the latest crop were independently-owned, I had my fingers crossed for Central Fresh. Alas, no such luck. The Valumart in Frederick Mall would be nice, too.
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(02-02-2018, 02:51 PM)MidTowner Wrote: All quite suburban locations, unfortunately. When I read that 11 of the latest crop were independently-owned, I had my fingers crossed for Central Fresh. Alas, no such luck. The Valumart in Frederick Mall would be nice, too.

However, there are few urban grocery stores -- and LCBO locations in the central cores of both Waterloo and Kitchener.
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(02-02-2018, 03:00 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(02-02-2018, 02:51 PM)MidTowner Wrote: All quite suburban locations, unfortunately. When I read that 11 of the latest crop were independently-owned, I had my fingers crossed for Central Fresh. Alas, no such luck. The Valumart in Frederick Mall would be nice, too.

However, there are few urban grocery stores -- and LCBO locations in the central cores of both Waterloo and Kitchener.

Yep, that's true. Between Beer Stores, LCBOs and grocery stores, the cores (not so much downtown, but areas like near the market for instance) have less choice than the suburbs, which is bizarre. But there's no practical solution to my gripe: it's not like New City is going to get a license. Valumart would be good, though.
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I get a somewhat uncomfortable whiff of classism that it is the Zehrs and Sobeys banners that get the thumbs up for alcohol sales and not ValuMart or FreshCo. Real Canadian Superstore somewhat contradicts that though.
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Whats with the Sunrise Walmart? Its been allowed to sell beer since the last phase but they haven't implemented the sales. Are they just sitting on the license hoping to cash in on selling it off later?
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Maybe they're having trouble getting enough SafeServe certified cashiers?
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