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Duke Street Food Block
#11
Any idea where they are locating in Waterloo? There have been a slew of stores that have closed down on the east side of King in Uptown. Possible locations?
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#12
(06-24-2015, 04:08 PM)schooner77 Wrote: Any idea where they are locating in Waterloo? There have been a slew of stores that have closed down on the east side of King in Uptown. Possible locations?

In the "Yes" link above their replies say "We will have a more permanent Cheeses Murphy menu in the @princess_cafe - and continue with various features thru the week".
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#13
They're simply moving back home; becoming one with the Princess Cafe again. There will be an all-day Cheeses Murphy menu introduced at the Princess Cafe.
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(06-24-2015, 04:22 PM)Markster Wrote: They're simply moving back home; becoming one with the Princess Cafe again.  There will be an all-day Cheeses Murphy menu introduced at the Princess Cafe.

On Twitter, several people asked whether they would have longer hours, but the Cheeses Murphy replies don't answer that question.  Did you get the all-day info from them directly?

Hopefully we'll see something interesting at the DFB space Cheeses Murphy is vacating.
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#15
(06-25-2015, 09:28 AM)tomh009 Wrote: On Twitter, several people asked whether they would have longer hours, but the Cheeses Murphy replies don't answer that question.  Did you get the all-day info from them directly?
No, but that's what I infer from " a more permanent Cheeses Murphy menu"
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#16
(06-05-2015, 10:24 AM)Spokes Wrote: There's something that's been on my mind this morning.  What do you think it is that's made the Duke Street Food Block so popular?  And is it something we can replicate elsewhere, specifically, would something like this work in the upstairs part of the Kitchener Market?

There are some interesting details in a Metro News story about the success of the Kitchener DFB, some of the businesses and why they chose this location.

Eateries lead the charge in downtown revitalization

"When he found out 12,461 people work in the core and another 42,300 live within a 20-minute walk, Snider decided to open Holy Guacamole."
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#17
Most of the eateries in this block now close at 3pm instead of 5 or 6pm as they used too. Sad, but downtown is still having a hard time staying alive after office hours. We need more people living there, and not until towers 2 and 3 of city centre open as well as 100 Vic will be close to getting there.

I can definitely recommend Indian Tree for dinner and it's open past 3pm.
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#18
We had some visitors at the office today, and as we walked to dinner around 5:30 PM, I was (quietly) observing how empty the downtown streets were.

Every new residential building will help some, and the LRT will help some, but we still need a lot more customers in order for all the restaurants to stay open for dinner. But at least now there is enough lunch business for them to keep the doors open, which is a start.
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#19
If I want a quick bite near Kaufman, I'm typically at Quick Sandwiches or Union Burger. But I often drift down to the Duke Food Block, hoping for Holy Guac to be open. I wonder if their efforts to animate the block every week for dinner, with live music in the parkette, had such poor attendance that they decided to close down evening hours?
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#20
I used to regularly grab food there for dinner until they started closing earlier. It's a shame because I'm not around to grab food at lunch hours. Breadhead has some fantastic pizzas.
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