Grocery Gateway? Isn't that just Longos?There’s been indications that a Grocery Gateway wants to expand quickly with their brick and mortar stores downtown. I used to subscribe to their deliveries but I’d have no use for the random stuff they’d send and a lot of the food spoiled quickly. I’d go to their store to pick up some produce for the next couple of days.
I suspect they pulled out because The Well came on the scene. Front and Spadina within walking distance of dozens of condos, at the door step to City Place and inside the largest retail centre in Downtown Toronto outside of the Eaton Centre... that's much more attractive to Whole Foods than Front and Bathurst.Has Whole Foods confirmed? Years ago they were slated for Minto Westside but pulled out.
Sounds like their getting their stuff together. I'm encouraged. I visiting their junction outlet a couple of year's back, and you could see the promise, and selectively competitive pricing.I visited Organic Garage in Liberty Village for the first time and was blown away. They had a lot of items that I can normally only find at the St Lawrence / Kensington markets and most prices were on par with or better than my local No Frills. Bulk kombucha and cold brew coffee on tap. It's like grocery shopping 15 years in the future. Very impressed.
That Metro store is for sure probably one of the busiest out there. Everytime I'd go when I lived in that area, it was always crazy busy.Sounds like their getting their stuff together. I'm encouraged. I visiting their junction outlet a couple of year's back, and you could see the promise, and selectively competitive pricing.
But they had some real issues w/regards to produce quality and were a little more steeply priced on some goods than I thought they needed to be.
Sounds like their upping their game and reaching their potential. I'll have to check it out.
PS....that's to OG and the impending Longos arrival....................I understand the Metro Liberty village is going to get more investment. I'm surprised, as the current iteration isn't that old.... but I gather it's a top performing
store for Metro and they intend to defend their market share.