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mcr

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Curious to see how their draw is outside of game days. I heard that Home and Away in the old Mercer spot has been struggling much of the week, but here's hoping with events, Oilers, concerts and students back things will change.
Went to Home & Away a couple weeks ago, on a Saturday night. Group of 7 of us, and between 7 & 9PM there were maybe 2 or 3 other tables in there that had people at them. Very surprising, since there was a decent amount of people out that night, and it's a good spot.
 

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Went to Home & Away a couple weeks ago, on a Saturday night. Group of 7 of us, and between 7 & 9PM there were maybe 2 or 3 other tables in there that had people at them. Very surprising, since there was a decent amount of people out that night, and it's a good spot.
This will be an unpopular opinion to many, but parking. On non-event nights, if you park west, you may as well go to Campio. If you park south, you're walking past a dozen establishments that are enticing before you get here. Parking east is a pain and you'll end up on Rice Howard with good options there. If you park north... well, nobody parks north of 104 ave unless they're going to Rogers.
 

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Will need to be creative for sure. Won't be a lot of the big full shopping cart grocery runs I would assume.

Some areas I see to focus on:

* Lunchtime prepared food for downtown crowd
* Find a way to get people working nearby to grab their post work groceries before heading home
* Good cafe and cakes area like the brewery district location
* Good platters and items that work good for office/event functions
 

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What Sobeys 104 did wrong:

-Assumed that if you live Downtown you are wealthy
-Assumed that 5 red seal chefs were required
-Wasted a lot of space
-Didn't nail the basics that everyone needs
-More room for lobsters than ground beef

Here's hoping this one has done its research.
 

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