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Jun 22, 2010 06:59 PM

Granville Island standard now gone

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

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    1. re: grayelf

      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

        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

          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

            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

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

              1. re: vandan

                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

                  you have a point there, fingers crossed

    2. 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

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

      2. 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

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