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Sunday, November 04, 2007

patrick turner for mayor!

I think I'm going to write a very nice thank you card to Mr. Turner for not allowing what is quite arguably one of the nicest blocks in Edmonton (which includes my favorite bistro) to be turned into generic condos towers...

Iconic eateries dodge wrecking ball
Owner sells High Level Diner, Sugarbowl to operators at half the assessed value

Todd Babiak, The Edmonton Journal

EDMONTON - There are few corners more resonant and soulful in Edmonton than 109th Street and 88th Avenue. The commercial buffer between the university and Old Strathcona includes a bike shop, a fitness company, a travel outlet and two of the city's finest spots to eat, drink and write the great Canadian novel -- the Sugarbowl and the High Level Diner.

Read the rest...


Anonymous said...

I recently moved away from Edmonton, and the first thing I want to do when I come back to visit is go to the High Level Diner and the SB. It's terrifying that they almost went the way of the Tuck Shop. Mad props to Patrick Turner for saving such an important part of the city!

Feynman and Coulter's Love Child said...

I went to the High Level once. Never again. Ever heard of white bread there guys?

And aren't we supposed to be against both a)urban sprawl and b)outrageous rents? Wasn't this a solution to both? I for one would have welcomed the tower.

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome story. Glad to see that we'll be keeping two execellent eateries and a wonderful neighborhood.

Feynman, I guarantee that the developer wouldn't be offering such a wonderful view for anything less than outrageous rent.

Glad to see someone resisting greed. Thank you, indeed Mr. Turner.