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_ - ~ Rideau Centre ~ - _

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_ - ~ Rideau Centre ~ - _

Wow, what a spot!

I hadn't been there in....probably 3-TEN years. Boy has it ever changed.

Upscale., clean, fancy, Crisp. Extremely impressed! Their Indian restaurant in the food court makes quite possibly some of thee best Gulab Jaamuns in Ottawa. Yes, I know. Shocking!

Simons is a great spot, very earthy, very eco-friendly’ish. Our youngest had a great time in their change room. Wallpaper was this exotic bird-centric theme, so we sat there naming as many as we could haha. Nordstroms is just an adults playground. Gotta love their shoe-shine bench. @setell …Jimmy Choo bedazzled shoes?

As though we didn’t clean house enough over Boxing week, the fambam hit up Old Navy and used up their $30OFF$75 purchase coupons, on already liquidated deep discount leftovers from Boxing Week. How nuts. $0.97 pants,shirts/sweaters for the kids anybody?

Custom tailor shops for suits…IN the mall?? Such an interesting demographic they’ve restructured Rideau to…long gone are the days of people getting ‘rolled’ for ‘Raiders’ apparel on the front steps haha. Ok I dated myself.

My only downer is Harry Rosen and those $70-$90 socks @rupture. Beautiful.

As the MeroVingian would say, it’s like wiping your ass with silk. chuckles.@Gee

I honestly can’t say enough about it. The only crappy part - paid parking. RFD Voucher perhaps for the next time? smirk.

Anyhoo, just a shout out to Rideau.

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I just went there last month and I got lost in it. There used to be an exit to Nicholas St and was going to the Albion Rooms and I thought it would still be there lol. I ended up on Rideau St and walking in front on Zara I was like, "there's the exit!". Anyway, yes I agree, it has changed a lot. I'm glad they have an H&M in there but sad Richtree is gone. I used to buy their muffins regularly. I'm going to try the Gulab Jaamuns next time I go there.
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bubble.tea wrote: As the MeroVingian would say, it’s like wiping your ass with silk. chuckles.@Gee
It is cushy for the tushy

I haven't been to Rideau since 1999 and I remember seeing Michael Copeland partying there like a teenager, looks like it is time for a visit.
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Gee wrote: It is cushy for the tushy

I haven't been to Rideau since 1999 and I remember seeing Michael Copeland partying there like a teenager, looks like it is time for a visit.
Dude, you're old as dirt. Hey - Why not? Just drop by when you do.
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bubble.tea wrote: Dude, you're old as dirt. Hey - Why not? Just drop by when you do.
Old? You were around in 1999. Copeland was partying in the Byward Market, not the Rideau

Monday April 17, 2017 - April 19, 2017

That's my next planned trip to Ottawa
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hey hey., we're talking about you here.
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Rideau Centre is really nice and now with the little walking street where the Joeys is going, that could be a cool little area if they allow patios.
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I really miss Marche Lino's. That was the coolest little open patio International cuisine garden type lunch restaurant concept.

Joey's? really? Isn't that grossly clashing with their upscale theme?
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bubble.tea wrote: Joey's? really? Isn't that grossly clashing with their upscale theme?
you must be balling hard because to me Joey's is far from low-scale...cost us over $100 last time we went at Lansdowne for 2 plates, 4 drinks and a shared app.
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Cas77 wrote: you must be balling hard...
oops. LOL. I was thinking of Joe Fresh clothing from SuperStore...LOLz. I was really lost.


otherwise...yes, I like to think I...cough...(don't do it)....ball (don't!!!!!!).....haaaaahhhd.
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