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Duke Street Food Block
#31
Plus the Hasty Market on Ontario across from the bus terminal.
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#32
How convenient is a convenience store if you have to go several blocks to get to it?
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#33
Bring back the corner store! When driving along Victoria Street you can tell that between West Ave and Joseph that there was a corner store more or less every second block. I wonder whether any has done an analysis of what kind of traffic or geographic reach a typical corner store had in its heydey. Would those kinds of figures still hold true today?
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#34
Spice Tree is now definitively closed. It's been dark for months (except for the lit "open" sign that they had left turned on), but all the furniture and fixtures are now gone, and the sign is (half) torn down. I guess they did not want to make another effort, even with Amaya Express gone.

No indication of a replacement tenant.
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(03-20-2017, 01:00 PM)nms Wrote: Bring back the corner store!  When driving along Victoria Street you can tell that between West Ave and Joseph that there was a corner store more or less every second block.  I wonder whether any has done an analysis of what kind of traffic or geographic reach a typical corner store had in its heydey.  Would those kinds of figures still hold true today?

That's pretty much the frequency of convenience stores in Tokyo today ...
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#36
There's still a convenience store pretty much every block on King downtown. From Water street headed east (south?) there's one in the block that used to rock beside La Cucina, Shoppers, not one on City hall block, one beside the panini place that used to be called La Cucina but is now closed, a dollar store between Philly cheesesteak and Ace shawarma, the walper convenience store, one beside where Niko Niko sushi used to be, dollarama, nothing in the market square/record block but one just kitty corner to it then a small African foods store that serves a similar purpose then new city market and across from the market there's a pharmacy and a convenience store.

Downtown is well served by convenience stores and others that fill the same need.

I'm curious if convenience stores sell any meaningful volume of things that aren't lottery tickets, tobacco, chips and soft drinks. I'm curious how much grocery stores selling soft drinks as loss leaders is to blame on the death of neighbourhood convenience stores, and how much reduced tobacco consumption is to blame.
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#37
Quote:I'm curious if convenience stores sell any meaningful volume of things that aren't lottery tickets, tobacco, chips and soft drinks. I'm curious how much grocery stores selling soft drinks as loss leaders is to blame on the death of neighbourhood convenience stores, and how much reduced tobacco consumption is to blame.

Also, most supermarkets are open longer hours these days, some of them 24 hours. Being open longer hours is one of the most convenient parts of convenience stores.
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#38
(05-09-2018, 03:44 PM)robdrimmie Wrote: nothing in the market square/record block

Actually, there is one in the Market Square food court (just opposite the 22 Frederick bridge).
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