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Granville Island standard now gone

vandan Jun 22, 2010 06:59 PM

the turkey stop is now gone after nearly 25 years in the market , as an aside i would like to propose to the mods that we have ' openings and closings ' as a sticky thread

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    lominator Jun 30, 2010 11:59 AM

    It's now a fruit/veggie stand - Okanagan I think - one of the kiosks in the middle of the market has now taken over this space. I'm hoping it's temporary and something else goes in there,

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    1. re: lominator
      vandan Jun 30, 2010 05:41 PM

      i was there today and when i noticed what had replaced it, i thought exactly the same thing

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      Trentyukon Jun 27, 2010 08:17 PM

      Does anyone know where Turkey Stop moved to? The name of the farm? Where one can purchase the products. I need my turkey bad!!!

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      1. re: Trentyukon
        zonk Jun 30, 2010 03:34 PM

        The business was listed for sale for a short time with "retirement" as the reason, I think its gone for good :-(

      2. grayelf Jun 22, 2010 08:50 PM

        Sad news, vandan, but an excellent idea for a sticky topic.

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        1. re: grayelf
          Sam Salmon Jun 22, 2010 09:37 PM

          I walked by that tarp covered stall today and for the life of me couldn't remember what was in that corner-had to read the sign to recharge my few remaining memory cells.

          Whatever goes in you can bet it'll be about sugar-the trend @ GIM is sugar, sugar, sugar.

          1. re: Sam Salmon
            waver Jun 23, 2010 08:23 PM

            Interesting observation Sam. While I do feel the loss of turkey place a little (pepperoni and cutlets), it would be OK if it were replaced with something great, but indeed, do we really need more sweets in the place? I guess that's catering more to the tourist trade than to the food shoppers.

            1. re: waver
              cloudshoveller Jun 24, 2010 12:50 AM

              I hope it isn't replaced with something that promotes sugar. Most of our family lives out of town, thus we have many "tourists" visit us and most of them are doing the same as us: trying to have a lot less sugar in their diet unless it occurs in food naturally.

              My Mom visited recently and was determined not to 'eat unthinkingly' just because she was on vacation. I think a lot of tourists would value more choices available to them of healthy, fuelling food...just as we residents do.

              1. re: cloudshoveller
                NoMoreSnuggles Jun 24, 2010 09:03 AM

                i wouldn't say the Market is in need of *more* sugar but, if an amazing bakery opened up in place of some of the dead weight, i wouldn't be too sad. i liked the Turkey Stop but i do think that a lot of the vendors in the Market could be a lot better but they don't really have to be (being in there is a non-brainer)

                1. re: NoMoreSnuggles
                  vandan Jun 24, 2010 11:17 AM

                  true but at least they have avoided the tacky tourist crap like at Pike Place

                  1. re: vandan
                    fmed Jun 25, 2010 08:36 AM

                    I wonder how long some of these places can hold off. I've heard some of the proprietors complain that their business goes down at the height of the tourist season. Tourists don't usually buy groceries. They will buy sugary things, however.

                    1. re: fmed
                      vandan Jun 25, 2010 09:15 AM

                      you have a point there, fingers crossed

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