Originally Posted by Coldrsx
^^ true to a point and it would be great.
^Indeed, but the assurance of a branded spot would attract many more people. We need to compete with the burbs on 2 fronts:
1. offering a different/unique experience ie indie places
2. offering a similar/consistent experience ie. brands
I think once the Arena gets moving you will see a number of big brand name eateries move in, Its time for the small indies to set up and claim their clientele now. I see now that places like Joeys, Cactus Club and Earls are in the more residential locations, the more commercial areas are more conducive to the smaller more independent experience.
Other than two places in St Albert my wife and I tend to spend our time at restaurants and pubs in the downtown.
But then I am the kind of guy that will go to a small club to see a band instead of an arena.