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Catalyst137
#61
Red Circle Brewing Co is the name of the company opening the brew pub, it is owned by the Ignite Group. They also own the Rich Uncle Tavern, Red Circle Coffee Co and Graffiti Market.

http://www.redcirclebrewing.ca/
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#62
It will be interesting to see if the restaurant, store and coffee shop will be able to generate a "destination" at Catalyst 137. The location is not top of mind, but then neither is the Smile Tiger on Ahrens and it's busy all the time.
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#63
Smile Tiger is seen by hundreds of people every week who get off the Go train and have to walk at least some distance when they do. There's little visibility for that part of Glasgow- there is probably zero foot traffic directly in front of that spot, given that the street only has a sidewalk on the other side...

So, I'm curious too whether this attracts a lot of folks who don't work in the building, and turns the spot into an attraction.
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#64
On the other hand, it's right beside the IHT.
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#65
You would be surprised how much foot traffic is in the area from people coming/going to/from the IHT, Sun Life, GRH, Belmont Village, etc. And while it doesn't continue all the way up Glasgow, there is a MUT in front of Catalyst on that side of the road.
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#66
(06-13-2018, 08:06 AM)panamaniac Wrote: It will be interesting to see if the restaurant, store and coffee shop will be able to generate a "destination" at Catalyst 137.   The location is not top of mind, but then neither is the Smile Tiger on Ahrens and it's busy all the time.

I'm curious about this too, because I'll be honest, it's definitely not somewhere that jumps to MY mind as a place to go
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#67
(06-14-2018, 08:46 AM)Section ThirtyOne Wrote: You would be surprised how much foot traffic is in the area from people coming/going to/from the IHT, Sun Life, GRH, Belmont Village, etc. And while it doesn't continue all the way up Glasgow, there is a MUT in front of Catalyst on that side of the road.

I didn't know that was an MUT. It just looks like an orphaned stretch of asphalt.

To be honest, I don't think I thought much before I made my comment, just saw an opportunity to complain that Glasgow only has a sidewalk on one side of the street on that stretch. It seems a bit ridiculous to me. You're right that there are plenty of people walking on Glasgow to Belmont (albeit necessarily on the other side from Catalyst).
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#68
Yes, sidewalks … we should have more of them. But I think 137 will be readily visible to the hundreds of people who walk on the other side of the street every day!
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#69
Graffiti Market at Catalyst 137 will be open August 3 (ribbon cutting August 22): https://www.kitchenerpost.ca/news-story/...xperience/

Apparently you'll order from an "Internet of Things-equipped table".
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