This look is going to all of Loblaws 'inspiration' stores.Correct. I was in there last week and it was beautiful. Didn't realize the Loblaws at St. Clair West also converted to this format. I'g guessing Loblaws is redoing all of their stores to look like MLG?
So far this is a limited number; though I believe more are in the pipeline.
Redway Road, Yonge/York Mills, Forest Hill, and Leslie/Eastern have all been done.
The new'ish store on Queen West is in this format, and I believe the new Yonge/Eg area store will be too.
So far, I haven't heard anything about Roncy, Victoria Park or Broadview being done; but hopefully they will.
Looks aside, these stores are very similar to the MLG in featuring high-end (store baked in MLG) pies, gourmet meats including wagyu beef and in-store made sausages; as well as dry-aged meats and greater than normal depth in organics and fine cheeses.
The doughnuts and pies do not appear to be made in the new stores (non-MLG) but are likely made elsewhere and brought in. No sign of a full-onsite kitchen except for the Ace Bakery area.
Likewise the new stores lack the in-store deli meats of MLG; and don' have the same variety of 'meals to go' though they have a lot more than your typical store.
Best price I've seen on Organic beef.........