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Nov 15, 2011 10:32 AM

LOBLAWS Maple leaf Gardens

Banner ad at the top of this page says opening November 23. Click on Nothing for further information. If they can't get a website up, how can they stock that big hole in the ground?

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  1. I am pretty sure it will be two separate departments handing the website launch and the store management. You can rest easy!

    1. The launch has been delayed at least once already. I think this past weekend was the 80th anniversary of the Gardens and they wanted to get it up and running by then. On one of the "development" forums (urban something or other, found it through google the other day) people were saying there is a lot of work to do at the site still and requires a lot of 24hr a day work to get open by then.

      Anyway, should be interesting to see what they do with it...good or bad...

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      1. re: ylsf

        Have to hope one day they will do something really special for us....hopefully...

      2. Walked by it on Sunday and it is starting to look like an actual store is emerging from all that construction -- but I think it's more than 8 days from a proper opening. (Incidentally, MLSE will insist that you cease and desist from calling the building by that name.)

        1. I'm interested to see how business will be at the Metro at College Park once this opens. There is also a new Sobey's in College Park. I already avoid the Metro when possible, but between the Sobey's and the Loblaws, I could probably never step in there ever again (happily).

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          1. re: Sooeygun

            The strangest thing is, the service at that Metro seems to be getting WORSE. I've only been back there once since my beautiful new Sobey's opened, but it was absolutely the worst experience. I can't wait to shower Loblaws and Sobey's with all my grocery money...

            1. re: canadianbeaver

              WORSE? Wow, I didn't know that was possible. I noticed the last couple of times I was in that they were training new cashiers.

          2. I'm given to understand that there's only finishing touches to be done. Shelving is in and a lot of dry goods etc. that have long shelf lives are already stocked. "Very close" is the word.


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            1. re: Davwud

              I've also heard they are training staff at other Loblaws locations so it must be close to opening.