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Old Posted Apr 10, 2015, 1:28 PM
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Here rumours that Magic Wok has been sold on Water Street? Anyone have any info on this?
Apparently business has been affected by lack of parking now that the JAG Hotel is there now.
I hope that is just a rumour or at the very least they are going to set up in a new location. I have gift certificates from there !
They usually close for the a month or so during the winter, hopefully they are just late reopening. You would think business would improve with a hotel next door.
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There was signage saying it was permit only but I didn't know if that included weekends. I think the parking lot might be use for residential on evenings and weekends.

This one on Prescott is where I was wondering about. https://www.google.ca/maps/@47.56672...OEQQEZ7nhA!2e0

(That lot would be great for development)
In case it helps the discussion, here's the City brochure.
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2015, 5:39 PM
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The Merchant Tavern

The Merchant Tavern, by the same owners of Raymonds, is confirmed to go to 291 Water Street, where the Press & Bean was.

Something great to look forward to I am sure!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-M...531375?fref=ts
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2015, 6:58 PM
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There was signage saying it was permit only but I didn't know if that included weekends. I think the parking lot might be use for residential on evenings and weekends.

This one on Prescott is where I was wondering about. https://www.google.ca/maps/@47.56672...OEQQEZ7nhA!2e0

(That lot would be great for development)
Yes, that would be a prime spot for a small scale development. You could quite easily (with a lot of crushing of rock..ha..ha) hide two levels of parking under some condos or offices. There is another spot, just east of there, that I wish I could get my hands on (for $1 of course) to develop into something three or four stories. There is no reason you should ever have surface parking anywhere in the downtown core, the space is too valuable.
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2015, 7:05 PM
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Yes, that would be a prime spot for a small scale development. You could quite easily (with a lot of crushing of rock..ha..ha) hide two levels of parking under some condos or offices. There is another spot, just east of there, that I wish I could get my hands on (for $1 of course) to develop into something three or four stories. There is no reason you should ever have surface parking anywhere in the downtown core, the space is too valuable.
You could have a small development there with retail facing Duckworth and then attached housing going up Prescott.
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Noticed the new signage recently for The Fish Bowl restaurant and bar in the downtown Marriott that replaced Smitty's. Has anyone checked it out yet? Im not a lover of anything fish so it's unlikely I will ever eat there but was curious how it was there just the same.

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Noticed the new signage recently for The Fish Bowel restaurant and bar in the downtown Marriott that replaced Smitty's. Has anyone checked it out yet? Im not a lover of anything fish so it's unlikely I will ever eat there but was curious how it was there just the same.
Especially if they're serving fish bowels...lol! Sorry, I realize it's a typo but I had to go there.
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Especially if they're serving fish bowels...lol! Sorry, I realize it's a typo but I had to go there.
Good one!
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Hahahahahaha
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My roommate works there but I haven't actually asked her about the food. Jeddy says they have a lobster poutine though!
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LOL I'm so stunned. Fixed my embarrassing typo. Thanks guys.
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Hehe. Agreed about the Prescott parking lot. Fantastic little spot.

Can't wait for the new poor man's Raymond's.
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Just noticed that The KEG restaurant has an application in the council agenda for renovations to 125 Harbour Drive. If I am not mistaken that is the old Legros & Motti location. Jack Astors is also listed at that same building. The original Keg is listed at 135 Harbour Drive. I guess the rumour is true that the Keg is moving next door then.
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Just noticed that The KEG restaurant has an application in the council agenda for renovations to 125 Harbour Drive. If I am not mistaken that is the old Legros & Motti location. Jack Astors is also listed at that same building. The original Keg is listed at 135 Harbour Drive. I guess the rumour is true that the Keg is moving next door then.
Figured that would happen. That space is beautiful, though I was only there once and never got a good look of the entire space.

The Keg could use a lot more room. Not only is it super busy all the time but it's cramped upstairs, especially around the bar area. I can't remember the bar area at Legros and Motti though.
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I heard Moxies was coming here and figured they'd end up wth the old Legros spot. I guess not.
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I heard that the Keg space will become a Kelsey's. I do know that Kelseys are looking for interested parties in St. John's (according to their website) to run a franchise here.

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The Merchant Tavern, by the same owners of Raymonds, is confirmed to go to 291 Water Street, where the Press & Bean was.

Something great to look forward to I am sure!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-M...531375?fref=ts
The Overcast has a recent article about The Merchant Tavern ( http://theovercast.ca/raymonds-found...rchant-tavern/ ). The bar will be a prominent feature, with seating for about forty, compared to about five at Raymonds. The drink menu will feature classic cocktails, craft beers, and aperitifs. The restaurant will offer casual food such as handmade pasta and seafood.

A sign in the window on 291 Water St suggests a June 1 openning.
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The Overcast has a recent article about The Merchant Tavern ( http://theovercast.ca/raymonds-found...rchant-tavern/ ). The bar will be a prominent feature, with seating for about forty, compared to about five at Raymonds. The drink menu will feature classic cocktails, craft beers, and aperitifs. The restaurant will offer casual food such as handmade pasta and seafood.

A sign in the window on 291 Water St suggests a June 1 openning.
Can't wait to try this.

Also, it looks as though Tavola is closed.
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Old Posted May 10, 2015, 2:50 PM
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Also can't wait to try. Very curious about their beer selection
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Never even heard of Tavola. Where was that located?

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Can't wait to try this.

Also, it looks as though Tavola is closed.
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