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Review of River Market

River Market
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

This market is a great idea but for some reason during the 30 or so years and all of its changes it still seems to miss the mark. Not sure why. Outside of Donald's Market I find the vendors there tend to charge premium prices for regular goods. Not enough variety and parking can be costly. Although the Paddlewheeler Pub is a great place to enjoy a meal and a drink - and they have a great deck with a perfect view of the river

Thank Leslie1958
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Groceries in the Market could be less pricey.....!
Nice stores inside River Market building, to bad that except Circus school there is 2nd floor empty,hardly anybody-kind of "cold".
Weekdays main floor is very quiet
Hopefully people will learn to come here

Thank Derbyska
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Albeit we are happy that the market has been refurbished, we find the new market somewhat sterile and the shops compartmentalized. Somehow they missed the "market" concept (similar to Lonsdale Quay and Granville Island). Donald's grocery store is great and so are most of the dining venues though I find Wild Rice a little too upscale, with too small a serving for the price. I would like to see fresh fruit and flower stalls and more variety stores, also more table and chairs outside so that guests from other cities can enjoy the Fraser River views and activities on the waterfront. While you're here enjoy a quiet stroll along the Boardwalk.

1  Thank allspice502016
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Nice place in the summer with plenty of outside seating and snack type foods and treats. Not much to keep you there or bring you back for any reason. Donalds Market very pricey compared to many food chains. I walk by the market every night and rarely stop in for any purchase. Still missing a business that attracts shoppers so they have a reason to stay and explore the other business.

Thank johncrawcarp
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

In the past we did most of our shopping in the river market.Since the rebuild this is not happening anymore,mostly due to the changes in parking.The casino changed all of this .while the casino is gone the parking has not returned to the original configuration.The marked itself seems less market like.Not as cozy as it was before.Its to bad they had to change what was really the best market next to the Granville island market.

Thank Roger P
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