June 17, 2005

Maybe they've gone on strike too

There are posts on their way about the shouting choir, apartments, some baby pictures (Catherine Fay), and a livesquidinabox.com buyout scare. But, in the meantime, this is worth mentioning.

As you may know, Loblaws is turning Maple Leaf Gardens into one of their Real Canadian Superstores. I've written about this before, and there's some backstory and other ideas for what could have been done with it over at Friends of Maple Leaf Gardens. To be honest, I think a new grocery store for the re-populating downtown area around it isn't the worst thing I've ever heard. Anyway, I've been reading bits and pieces about what they're restoring and what they're changing as they've become available, so I was very curious, on seeing a new sign up on the Gardens

Loblaws sign on Maple Leaf Gardens

to try out the URL it listed: http://www.superstoremlg.ca.

Have a look. Somebody wasn't doing his job. Just in case it disappears, I've got a copy here.

Posted by madhava at June 17, 2005 02:48 PM

Ha! That's very entertaining. (Although it may hit a little close to home for the Loblaws marketing people.)

Personally I'm happy with what they're doing there. I like Loblaws, like superstores that have good stuff (as this one apparenlty does) and appreciate that it will all be within convenient walking distance of work. And without anything having to be turned into a strip mall, either...

Posted by: Tyla at June 17, 2005 08:13 PM

Hee hee!

Someone had way too much fun...

Posted by: Aven at June 18, 2005 11:34 AM

Eeeeexcellent. :) Good find, Madhava!

Posted by: Anatole at June 19, 2005 01:43 PM

Also ... what happened with LSIAB? That's even more important than the shouting men update! :)

Posted by: Anatole at June 20, 2005 12:39 AM