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Edmonton's Jack's Grill Closes It's Doors - Sign of the Times or ??

nsstampqueen Mar 21, 2013 09:15 AM

Just read the article in today's Edmonton Journal - anyone surprised???

While I've only eaten here a few times, it wasn't one of my favs - found it over priced for one.

Found it interesting the owner blamed the failure on his customer base having homes in the southern US in the winter???


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    rancher rick RE: nsstampqueen Mar 21, 2013 09:38 AM

    Have never been there but his rationale for closing the restaurant seems pretty 'lame" to me. As you stated, it was overpriced & maybe the food just wasn`t that good. The previous owner was able to make it successful for a number of years & this owner puts it in the ground in 3?? Hmm!

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      nsstampqueen RE: rancher rick Mar 21, 2013 02:11 PM

      I also didn't think too much of where he stated his customer base was dying - didn't think too much of his customers did he??

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        cleopatra999 RE: nsstampqueen Mar 23, 2013 09:38 AM

        Obviously took in it the wrong direction if they couldn't stay relevant. My meals were always decent there, but not a place I would think of now if visiting. Red Ox Inn is still making it work despite the years its been around. I agree, lame excuse, not taking any responsibility for his roll in it.

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      aasg RE: nsstampqueen Mar 21, 2013 05:08 PM

      I went there for the second and final time last summer. I had no plans to return.

      The food was bland and not what I would expect at that price point. Service was very poor. If he thinks customers are going to places like Corso 32, that is because places like Corso 32 have better food and service.

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        ihatepickyeaters RE: nsstampqueen Apr 5, 2013 03:45 PM

        In comparing the food and prices between Jack's and Red Ox, Jack's doesn't stand a chance IMHO. Maybe that's why nobody showed up.

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          Budca RE: nsstampqueen Apr 9, 2013 08:56 PM

          Wow this is more expensive than charcut in Calgary. No wonder they are closing

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