deVine Thoughts

April 22, 2010

Come Celebrate Edmonton Transit’s LRT Extension!

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 12:34 am

ets_communityAuthor: Ed Fong

Well, the long wait is finally over! deVine Wines and our neighbors on 104th-Street have been anxiously awaiting the opening of two new LRT stations. On Saturday, April 24, drop by the store and help us celebrate this proud civic achievement. We’ll pop some corks and offer everyone a glass of free sparkling wine between 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

LRT expansion means connecting more Edmontonians to the downtown core. To visit us on 104th-Street, you are less than a twenty minute ride from the new Century Park Station and thirteen minutes away from the new Southgate Station. To reach us, your ride ends at the Bay/Enterprise Square Station. If you want to know what downtown Edmonton has to offer, start by visiting the Downtown Business Association’s website at

To celebrate this event, ETS is hosting a Community Fair at both of the new stations. Please follow this link for complete details. Please note that the majority of events will take place at the Century Park Station. Free LRT service to the new stations does not begin until 11:00 AM.

The City Market Downtown on 104th-Street will be setting up a mini-market at Century Park on April 24. To give you a teaser of things to come, about ten vendors will set up and sell their produce and goods. We look forward to the reopening of the City Market on May 15th. For more information, please visit their website at

Beginning on Monday, April 26, Southside residents will be able to visit downtown and the 104th-Street community with far greater ease. On 104th-Street, you will find Tzin Wine & Tapas, Edmonton’s sexiest wine bar. Visit them at

Dying for a great cup of coffee not served up by a chain? Check out Credo Coffee at The shops’ relaxed ambience, delicious fair trade coffees and in-house baked goods are to die for!

Fashionistas will find plenty of shops to satisfy their cravings. If you’re looking for some really cool and funky eye wear, check out the Eye Care Group’s location at 10360-Jasper Avenue and online at Need some great hair styling done? Check out Blunt Hair Salon at For trendy women’s clothing and shoes, visit C’est Sera’s at 10125-104th-Street.

Food lovers will have a plethora of restaurants to choose from on 104th-Street. The Free Press Bistro offers some of the best pressed sandwiches in town. Check them out at I can’t get enough of their home made potato chips. If you love old style diner style food, check out the Blue Plate Diner at Their Mac & Cheese is comfort food at its best. Don’t miss their sweet potato fries! Ric’s Grill has a location downtown at 10190-104th-Street. Those coming to 104th-Street looking for the Cecil Hotel may be disappointed that this decrepit watering hole is gone. Well, we’re ecstatic that this dreadful hotel has been finally torn down and replaced by a Sobeys Urban Fresh grocery store. Located on the north side of Jasper Avenue and 104th-Street, Sobeys brings positive change to the downtown core.

Environmentally conscious shoppers must check out Carbon Environmental Boutique for earth friendly goods. You’ll find green furniture, paint, cosmetics and so much more. Visit their website at

These are just some of the interesting, unique and independently owned businesses you will find on our street. So please, take the train, come downtown and visit us and our good neighbors on 104th-Street.

Finally, if you enjoyed Al Fresco, the 104th-Street block party and fundraiser last year, you’ll want to mark June 12 down on your calendar. This year, Al Fresco will once again be held in conjunction with Edmonton’s Pride Parade and the Downtown Edmonton Community League’s Pancake Breakfast. Stay tuned for more information by visiting often. This year, the Edmonton School Lunch Program will be the benefitting charity of the 104th-Street community.

See you downtown soon!

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