Calgary Citizen newsletter Tuesday March 5

Plus, icon says goodbye and $5K stolen from man

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Krista Sylvester, Managing Editor

👀 In today's edition:

  • It’s time to say goodbye

  • 5K stolen from man’s bank

  • Strike: Let’s bowl!

Today’s read time: Approx. 4 minutes

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Saying goodbye to an iconic downtown destination

A farewell party for Eau Claire Market is being planned for May 11. // Shutterstock 

It’s time to say goodbye to an iconic riverside spot. Eau Claire Market is set to close its doors for the last time on May 31 in preparation for construction of the Green Line LRT station and allow for future redevelopment in the area.

According to Global News, Harvard Developments is transferring ownership to the city on June 1 to handle the future development of the Eau Claire Green Line LRT station. Joey Eau Claire, Local Public Eatery, and a portion of the south surface parking lot will continue to operate.

As Calgary Herald reports, the 170,000-square-foot indoor market has struggled to gain a firm foothold in the city’s retail and entertainment landscape since it opened in 1993.

Demolition of the mall is anticipated to begin in July and be completed later in the fall.

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Need to know

🦈 Shark-infested snow? Calgary man makes eye-catching winter sculptures.

💸 A man is out nearly $5K after his bank account was accessed fraudulently.

🔥Police have charged a man with arson after a fire sent four people to hospital.

🥃 A talented Calgary glass-blower is turning up the heat on a new Netflix show.

🚰 Calgarians could be seeing outdoor water restrictions as early as the spring if the region doesn't see a significant amount of precipitation.

🚆The CTrains are now moving slower at the troubled crossing where two people died in the same week.

🧵 Broadway Across Canada has announced its theatrical lineup at Jubilee Auditorium and it includes some big titles.

🧵 A man that ended up being shot by police has been charged in several random altercations.


Meet your new community hair salon

Ramsay Hair Salon is locally owned and operated by the Lenehan family and run by the husband and wife couple, Trevor and Thi. They recently relocated to Calgary from Regina with their three children and decided to make the community of Ramsay their home.

Thi is the lead hair-stylist while her husband Trevor manages the day to day workings of the salon.

Visit them at 1024 Maggie St SE and book your appointment today! Alternatively you can call 403-764-5154 to book.

Strike: These bowling alleys are a great place to have fun all year long

National on 10th // Instagram

Bowling is always a fun night out with family and friends, and the best part is that it’s an activity you can do year-round. Here are three spots to throw on those retro bowling shoes and knock some pins down.

  1. Chinook Bowladrome, 6455 Macleod Trail SW: Chinook Bowladrome is one of the oldest and most iconic bowling alleys in Calgary, operating since the 1960s. It offers a classic bowling experience with well-maintained lanes and equipment. Its retro vibe and friendly atmosphere make it a popular spot for families, friends, and leagues alike.

  2. National on 10th, 341 10 Ave SW: While primarily known as a restaurant and bar, this spot features a boutique bowling alley with a modern twist. The ambiance is trendy and upscale, attracting a younger crowd. The venue offers a unique combination of bowling, drinks, and food, making it a popular destination for social gatherings and events.

  3. Splitsville, 2916 5 Ave NE: Let's Bowl is praised for its state-of-the-art facilities, including modern lanes, automatic scoring systems, and vibrant lighting effects. It offers a variety of leagues and special events, catering to bowlers of all skill levels. The venue also features an arcade and a lounge area, providing additional entertainment options for visitors.

Where to eat and drink

🍴 Thomsons Kitchen and Bar: Located on historic Stephen Avenue, Thomsons is passionate about locally sourced ingredients and creative cocktails. Free parking underground at the Hyatt if dining at the restaurant.

🍴 Ranchman's AB CMA Kick Off Party: Starting at 7pm on March 7, enjoy happy hour pricing and free beef on a bun for CMAB members while listening to live music and mingling at this Country Music Alberta Awards party.

Have a food or drink suggestion? Message us and we might share it!

Local specials

💸 NMC: Rock the Nation. Celebrating 60+ years of Canadian music, get 50% off the ticket price to see Rock The Nation from now until March 10 using promo code ROCK50 on their website and enjoy other extra perks like 10% off at The King Eddy.

💸 Sonia Deleo Digital Download. This month, all proceeds from the purchase of the song “Out Of The Shadows” will be donated to Stonewall Recovery in Calgary to create the first 2SLGBTQIA+ addiction recovery centre.

Have a promo suggestion? Message us and we might share it!

Things to do

🎟️ Broadway Across Canada: BAC announced its theatrical lineup at Jubilee Auditorium and it includes some big titles such as a Tina Turner Musical, The Book of Mormon, and Lion King on the docket this season.

🎟️ Harlem Globetrotters: It’s like basketball on steroids. Catch the world’s favourite basketball team on March 8 and 9 at Winsport.

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