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Maggie's Shortbread closed

alau2 Jan 11, 2011 02:13 PM

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 http://www.maggiesshortbread.com/

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

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    piano boy RE: alau2 Jan 11, 2011 04:27 PM

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

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      cancowboy RE: piano boy Jan 11, 2011 07:06 PM

      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. maplesugar RE: alau2 Jan 11, 2011 06:12 PM

      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
        alau2 RE: maplesugar Jan 15, 2011 07:11 PM

        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.

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        cancowboy RE: alau2 Jan 11, 2011 07:08 PM

        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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          miss.foodie RE: cancowboy Jan 11, 2011 07:30 PM

          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.

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            cancowboy RE: miss.foodie Jan 12, 2011 08:58 AM

            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. John Manzo RE: alau2 Jan 12, 2011 01:51 PM

          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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