Marda Loop has continued to develop even more shops, restaurants, high-end grocery stores, etc., and it's well worth for visitors and Calgary residents who have not been there recently to head over and see. There's a BIG selection of eateries, it would take weeks to try to them all, and lots of little boutiques as well. Architecture buffs have lots of eye-candy here, and in the surrounding residential communities too. While not a pedestrian zone, it is a very pedestrian-friendly area. If you're coming, don't miss out on the zone around the Safeway store on the west side near Crowchild Trail, as there are more cafes and shops there too. There's a good amount of off-street parking in the various lots attached to businesses.