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kayia1 May 14, 2009 10:48 AM

Does anyone know if George or Colborne Lane offer gift certificates for purchase and if yes, would $250.00 be sufficent for dinner and a modertly priced bottle of wine??

Thanks for the assistance

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  1. foodyDudey RE: kayia1 May 14, 2009 10:59 AM

    You may want to just give the recipients cash or a cheque as you can never tell when a place you gave a gift certificate for will close. I'd say don't do it.

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      tjr RE: foodyDudey May 14, 2009 11:55 AM

      I can understand the reasons behind giving a gift certificate; I don't think George or CL are going anywhere at the moment, but there was a recent thread about someone looking to use a Perigee gift certificate, and, whoops, they closed. So... I guess it depends how fast they intend to use the certificate.

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        foodyDudey RE: tjr May 14, 2009 12:13 PM

        And nobody thought Boba was closing also. In the restaurant biz, it's here today and gone tommorrow, or maybe next month. But if it was a gift certificate to a place on Danforth Ave, or the IKEA cafeteria, I wouldn't worry about it closing.

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          jamesm RE: foodyDudey May 14, 2009 12:19 PM

          haha, well played.

          I understand the hesitation about getting screwed out of a gift certificate but I would imagine Colborne Lane would be good for at least another couple of weeks.

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      jamesm RE: kayia1 May 14, 2009 11:19 AM

      Funnily enough I recently received a gift certificate to Colborne Lane for 250 dollars. I can't comment on how far it will go as we haven't used it yet and haven't been there before.

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        phantomdoc RE: kayia1 May 14, 2009 12:20 PM

        Here's a gift certificate and don't spend it all in one place, oh gee, I guess you do have to. Too much hassel with gift certificates. If you do not want to give cash give credit card issued gift card so it can be spent down in many places, not just one , who may have strange polices about tipping, change, or go out of business.

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/619205

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          jamesm RE: phantomdoc May 14, 2009 12:44 PM

          I like getting gift cards for restaraunts. Good restaurants that is. I would likely not have gone to Colborne Lane otherwise so it will be a fun experience.

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          torontofoodiegirl RE: kayia1 May 17, 2009 09:40 AM

          I haven't been to CL, so can't comment on it, but I think $250 might be a bit tight for George (if you want tax and tip included). That being said, I would absolutely give a gift certificate over cash -- much more personal...

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            kayia1 RE: torontofoodiegirl May 21, 2009 12:30 PM

            thank you all for your input, some varying thoughts about presenting a gift card , all of which hold valid reasoning........wifey has decided another course of action might be more appropriate, but thanks nonetheless

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