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Jan 11, 2011 02:13 PM

Maggie's Shortbread closed

Maggie's Shortbread location in Kensington was short-lived. They closed and moved out this week. I think they were there less than six months? Luckily I used my Groupon for 2 for 1 shortbread beforehand. Not sure if they're going anywhere else since the Calgary Farmers' Market is closed now too. No update on their website

Calgary Farmers' Market
510 77th AVE SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1C3, CA

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  1. Brutal. I don't think I'd even seen them in Kensington. Where was the location?

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    1. re: piano boy

      They were in the same block as Kensington Wine Market - in the storefront where Janice Beaton was (or Red Tree I forget which was where).

      Red Tree
      2129 33 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 1Z7, CA

    2. Sorry to hear it alau2. Though I imagine they'd have to sell alot of cookies to make rent especially in that neighborhood. I liked their shortbread - especially the one with caramel topped with a pecan half. I hope they turn up as a supplier to some of our favorite coffee places or something.

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      1. re: maplesugar

        Yeah that was my first thought when I saw it open there too, that they'd have to sell a LOT of shortbread to make Kensington rent.

      2. My recollection is that the retail location was noted on the website which it isn't anymore so maybe they are returning to CFM when it reopens.

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        1. re: cancowboy

          According to the CFM ad in current copy of City Palate (pg 5 and 7), I don't see Maggie's as one of the merchants listed as moving to the new location.

          1. re: miss.foodie

            I did buy some shortbread @ Maggie's just before Christmas and there were no obvious signs that they would be closing so I am guessing that it was a relatively quick decision. The ad in City Palate would need a bit of lead time (being on dead trees and all). A return (if they can) to where they were previously successful makes sense to me.
            But this is all idle speculation on my part.

        2. I love Maggies, but it didn't work as a storefront. It was very makeshift and cheap looking, and shortbread just isn't the sort of thing you're going to eat in anyway. Coffee there was a complete afterthought so that couldn't be a draw either.

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