Originally Posted by kw5150
That area needs more condo population....and fast! Which side of the beltline will become the new east village (now that the old one is being redeveloped)?
Hopefully not my end! Yikes
Hey, if it's not your end, then it's my end! Don't mess up my route home from the 7-11 now.
I'm not sure if more population is the solution (that area is already pretty dense, but then again more eyes on the street is never a bad thing), but something does need to be done to help those few blocks out and turn 17th Ave and 1st St W into a contiguous pedestrian retail corridor. Until that happens, I think we'll see more short-lived businesses along that stretch. As it stands, it feels like you've crossed to the wrong side of the tracks the moment you pass the Alberta Ballet sign.
Back on the topic of food, I also hit up Crepes & Cravings last Friday, though it was a gelato stop in my case. And it's proper stuff - not the rebranded ice cream that a lot of places try to pawn off as gelato. My dark chocolate and cinnamon combo was delicious, as was my wife's lemon wafer and chocolate hazelnut. Very good quality and an excellent selection of flavours! I expect we'll be back there far too frequently over the summer.