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The Food items Map of Merivale Highway in 2024

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This 7 days I up to date the Merivale Street foodstuff map. I essentially took the bike out on a vibrant sunny working day, but not right before I greased the bike chain as it was by now earning a crunchy, resisting audio. I almost certainly rode it about 7 days and a fifty percent in the past, and currently the chain started to rust. This has been a strange bicycle winter, I have been swapping my wheel with the studded tire for a wheel with my typical tire back and forth. I am not even utilizing a rear studded tire this 12 months.

Previous year’s foods map of Merivale Street

Previous calendar year, I began the food items map mainly because I think Merivale, as hideous as it is, has some good sites to consume, operate by tough working (new) Canadians. It was a bit of a fun venture for myself and I in no way envisioned the map would get the interest it got. Right after the Ottawa bicycle maps web site, it was a single of the most visited web pages on my weblog very last yr.

The NeMa Spoof of Merivale Road

Even though the function I set in final 12 months was honest, I spoofed the name “NeMa” as a parody on ‘SoPa’ (South of Parliament). Not everyone got that. An individual even complained on social media “how considerably money they ought to have put in on the logo“. FYI, absolutely nothing, I just designed it myself. The assumptions men and women make.

15 moment neighbourhood

So this year, I conform to the name Councillor Devine and Duncan Rae gave the space in their endeavours to make Merivale’s Location Excellent Again. Even though councillors Devine and Johnson are working to get a BIA heading, Duncan is pumping out some brilliant design ideas to densify this place, at the moment loaded in asphalt surfaces and snow dumps.

There is so considerably vacant place on Merivale’s parking heaps, they really do not even hassle trucking the snow out any longer (which is not always a poor point) but evidently land is still low-priced below

Looking north east at the Merivale – Clyde triangle intersection as visualised by Duncan Rae. On the suitable the (previous) Dairy Queen.

I have been functioning with councillor Johnson’s office a bit to make the place superior available from the neighbourhood west of Merivale. It is tough to fathom, but for some Merivale is actually a 15 minute neighbourhood with places to eat, medical doctors, espresso stores, a library, clothes, cafes, garages and dare I point out it, GASP!, an grownup shop. It could be even improved with far more cleared connections at the rear of the malls.

I assume I would have merely termed it “Korean Food stuff Market”

Areas absent on Merivale Highway

Sad to say, many company have shut or moved elsewhere. The Dairy Queen is long gone, as is Nicastro, Tutti Frutti and La Casa de Gusto (There is an Italian topic listed here). MeetFresh in Emerald Plaza didn’t previous long and Pho An Vu was meant to shift in at Emerald Plaza previous winter season, but hardly ever did. Asian Stars is absent (subsequent to the Denny’s). Inexperienced Papaya on Baseline is gone far too I suspect it may well be bought out for the new significant Claridge enhancement in the Merivale-Clyde-Baseline Triangle. I checked the two food stuff vans sites but they really don’t point out Merivale as a place this year.

New spots on Merivale street

Other new locations popped up as well. ‘Yes Mama Kitchen’ came in position of Asian Stars. A Korean grocery retail store identified as Okay Mart can be located up coming to Huge Tiger. Popular Pizza moved in at the mall driving the Baklava King. Robin’s Café is in a free standing setting up following to the previous Swiss Chalet (nevertheless empty). Saffron changed Fulfill Contemporary in the Emerald Plaza shopping mall. ‘Pink Floy’ moved in the mall wherever Baskin & Robbins is and Chunk & Bite (replacing Working day Working day) moved in the Meals Basic principles Mall. Tutti Frutti’s area has been taken above by Gyubee Japanese Grill, also in the shopping mall with the Meals Essentials. Pakistani Baa Desi Dine moved into the former Inexperienced Papaya put on Baseline throughout from the Walmart (which by the way has a McDonalds inside of)

Ottawa’s favorite buildings are beige stucco-ed retailers

Lousy Boy absent

I do not genuinely preserve keep track of of non food firms, but even though I am on it, I seen Bad Boy was closed on a Tuesday afternoon. Back home, I acquired they are bankrupt. I also found that Stripe Studios (Broadcasting Graphics) has moved out (to Hamilton Ave) leaving an vacant ground ground that employed to have the Storage Answers enterprise way in advance of in the creating on Merivale and Meadowlands.

Appreciate the map and permit me know if I missed a thing. Contact me on the call page if you want a PDF edition. Matt Pinder and I walked on Merivale Road a several yrs ago. Additional on Merivale Highway listed here including a poem! Very last November Peter Hum in the Ottawa Citizen wrote a wonderful report about the new meals areas coming to Central Nepean.

Edit: the prior edition of the map omitted Booster Juice in the Lowlaws making on Merivale at Baseline, next to Starbucks. I also did not point out a brand new Pakistani location known as Baa Desi Dine.

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