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Openings and closings (2006–2008 part 2)


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Thanks for the link. The company was started in Houston, Texas according to their website:

First Scoop:

Marble Slab Creamery was founded in October 1983 in Houston, Texas.

Open Stores:

Domestic – 349

Canada – 18

United Arab Emirates – 11

Under Development:

Domestic - 135

Puerto Rico - 2

Canada – 12

United Arab Emirates - 14

Marble Slab Creamery - an ice cream place that looks like it escaped from a mall in the suburbs - is open beside St Germain bakery. Line ups every time i've walked by.

It actually escaped from the Untied Arab Emirates:

http://www.marbleslab.com/locations/international.html

and Ontario, USA and now coming to BC.

Cheers,

Anne

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I don't understand the colonial tie?. 1949 marked the year the communists marched into Shanghai...

Up until 1945 it was held by the Japanese on and off during the Sino-Japanese wars and before the Japanese, as a treaty port for the British since the 19th century. The era hardly is indicative of a culinary beckoning :wacko:

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

Virginia Woolf

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Marble Slab Creamery - an ice cream place that looks like it escaped from a mall in the suburbs - is open beside St Germain bakery. Line ups every time i've walked by.

I think i saw a blurb on this on TV once. It kinda looked good, especially on a hot day. I think they take icecream and a bunch of toppings and mix it all together on a chilled marble slab so it stays cold.

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Marble Slab Creamery - an ice cream place that looks like it escaped from a mall in the suburbs - is open beside St Germain bakery. Line ups every time i've walked by.

I think i saw a blurb on this on TV once. It kinda looked good, especially on a hot day. I think they take icecream and a bunch of toppings and mix it all together on a chilled marble slab so it stays cold.

Isn't that just Cold Stone Creamery but with a different name?

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Marble Slab Creamery - an ice cream place that looks like it escaped from a mall in the suburbs - is open beside St Germain bakery. Line ups every time i've walked by.

I think i saw a blurb on this on TV once. It kinda looked good, especially on a hot day. I think they take icecream and a bunch of toppings and mix it all together on a chilled marble slab so it stays cold.

Isn't that just Cold Stone Creamery but with a different name?

As far as I can tell, nothing except less singing.

Jason

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EatVancouver.net

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Marble Slab Creamery - an ice cream place that looks like it escaped from a mall in the suburbs - is open beside St Germain bakery. Line ups every time i've walked by.

I think i saw a blurb on this on TV once. It kinda looked good, especially on a hot day. I think they take icecream and a bunch of toppings and mix it all together on a chilled marble slab so it stays cold.

Isn't that just Cold Stone Creamery but with a different name?

Different company but similiar concepts:

http://www.coldstonecreamery.com/

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LES AMIS DU FROMAGE IS EXPANDING

VANCOUVER, BC- July 19, 2007-

Plans have started for our new production kitchen at 845 East Hastings to keep up with the popular demand for our frozen home replacement meals. Located in Vancouver's up and coming Strathcona neighborhood, the 12,000 square foot facility will not only include much needed warehouse space, it will also house new cheese caves custom built to nurture and age cheese to perfection. Long term, there are plans for a possible third retail store.

The new facility will be just minutes from downtown Vancouver, Gastown and is within walking distance to Caren McSherry's Gourmet Warehouse, Chinatown and some of the city's best restaurant supply stores.

Sincerely,

Joe Chaput

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LES AMIS DU FROMAGE IS EXPANDING

VANCOUVER, BC- July 19, 2007-

Plans have started for our new production kitchen at 845 East Hastings to keep up with the popular demand for our frozen home replacement meals. Located in Vancouver's up and coming Strathcona neighborhood, the 12,000 square foot facility will not only include much needed warehouse space, it will also house new cheese caves custom built to nurture and age cheese to perfection. Long term, there are plans for a possible third retail store.

The new facility will be just minutes from downtown Vancouver, Gastown and is within walking distance to Caren McSherry's Gourmet Warehouse, Chinatown and some of the city's best restaurant supply stores.

Sincerely,

Joe Chaput

Congrats Joe & Allison, the Empire builds, see you tonight!

V & M

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So ShoreClub is open, Goldfish is open and Metro is, apparently, open.

Just a couple of thoughts:

1) Aren't the people going to ShoreClub just going to be the ones who were already going to Gotham ?

Sure hope so, but they always come back because we are known for solid steakhouse food, and confident, capable service.

Ofcourse business is up 20% over last year and growing every year, so their seems to be lots of people other than this percieved clique you imagine come to these restaurants. It is not just the monied, and the beautiful who come. It is a solid cross-section of clientelle who enter our doors.

Too many stories, and myths keep some thinking that we run a place for a select group. If you want the best steakhouse experience in town we got it.

I speak as a proud employee on my own behalf.

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Deuce Media Opening - Pending Delay

We would like to thank all members of the Vancouver restaurant media and hospitality industry for their support of Deuce Restaurant and our scheduled opening event on Thursday, July 26th.

Regretfully, due to the current labour situation affecting Vancouver and the surrounding municipalities we have postponed this event until further notice.

We would like to thank all our guests for their understanding in this delay and look forward to seeing you at the rescheduled event in the coming weeks.

Please do not hesitate to contact Brielle Wong or Amanda Godin at our head office via email at brielle@elementgroup.ca or directly at 604-684-7900 with any questions or concerns.

Keep checking our website at www.deucerestaurant.ca for ongoing updates and more information.

Thank you for your understanding and I look forward to seeing you in the weeks to come.

Sincerely,

Brielle Wong

Promotions & Events Coordinator

Element Hospitality Group

Ian McTavish

General Manager / Capones Restaurant & Live Jazz Club

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  • 2 weeks later...

Schnitzelz is opening on Denman just north of Robson. It looked like a franchise type of set up and sure enough a quick Google found: Schnitzelz franchise information.

The Schnitzelz Story

40 years ago Jack Niemann created a restaurant called Black Forest Steak and Schnitzel House on King George highway in White Rock, since then it has evolved into 35 restaurants offering Jack's recipe for success; High quality food and service at a reasonable price.

Today Jack has taken the most popular recipes from the Black Forest Steak and Schnitzel House, streamlined the process and created Schnitzelz. Here he offers his customers tried and true recipe favourites in a quick-service style restaurant atmosphere without compromising food quality.

Cheers,

Anne

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Brand spanking new Keg in Burnaby, set to open Monday, off Willingdon, just south of Lougheed. Took a peek inside yesterday and wow, what a room. Beautiful wood panelling throughout, snazzy bar, comfy lounge area, couple fireplaces for those dreary wet days, nice deck for the sunny ones. Same old menu, though...

Heavenly Bites on Hastings, which was set to open mid-June, still nowhere near. Still dark and papered over. Wonder what happened.

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Brand spanking new Keg in Burnaby, set to open Monday, off Willingdon, just south of Lougheed. Took a peek inside yesterday and wow, what a room. Beautiful wood panelling throughout, snazzy bar, comfy lounge area, couple fireplaces for those dreary wet days, nice deck for the sunny ones. Same old menu, though...

Is that the same location as the original? If not, what's the cross-street?

Believe it or not, a Keg lounge in Bby is a welcome thing :rolleyes:

A.

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Yes, it's the same location. The old Keg is a steak bone's throw from here, in all its boarded up, dilapidated glory. In fact, you can actually see the new Keg from Willingdon. Very fine building, and yes, I agree, Burnaby is in desperate need of a decent lounge (it will be interesting to see how the new Gateway Casino's lounge turns out). I'll try and take in the deck while the weather's still deck-friendly and report back.

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