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“not the market for me”
Review of Meinhardts

Meinhardts
Ranked #808 of 3,847 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $10 - $15
Neighborhood: South Granville
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Neighborhood: South Granville
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Meinhardts is a South Granville staple, and a lot of Vancouverites love it. I go a couple of times a year just for novelty, as there are markets I prefer in my own neighbourhood. When I stopped in the other day, I was reminded why I don't bother making the trip more frequently. It's going for a European vibe, and has a lot of interesting products, but they seem so overpriced and the space is so crowded and sometimes smells a bit...well...pungent. If I were going to choose a similar kind of pricey market, I'd hit Urban Fare downtown or on 4th, or Whole Foods on Cambie, or the Granville Island market.

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

The Meinhardts in Kits closed a while back leaving the Granville street store by itself. MH has excellent prepared food (Lunches, etc) but their groceries and flowers are way over priced. Urban fare does groceries and service better, tho' their food is not quite MH standard.

Thank koolkookaburra
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

I learned recently that Urban Fare is now managing Meinhards. I am not sure of the details but it appears that the Pattison Group's Urban Fare business now operates Meinhards. We have noticed that the prices of some items have become less expensive and that there is more brand variety-and more crowding of shelved items. Other than that things so far are the same sort of although the atmosphere in the store is starting to get more of a big chain feel to it.

On the one hand the delight of walking into a store that feels more relaxed and interesting will be missed, on the other hand this neighbourhood lacks reasonable food shopping access so from a price point perspective there are some plusses. There hasn't been anything mentioned in the store to indicate the change of ownership but if you shopped here in the past you will notice the difference.

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1  Thank Hereandtherelife
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

I work close to this store and I visit it regularly. They have a great selection of items to satisfy the pickiest of foodies. Their deli section is excellent. The service is very good and their flower arrangements at the entrance is hard to ignore.

Thank Peekassoh
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

On South Granville today and thought we'd stop by an old favourite Meinhardts. We knew Meinhardts had run into financial problems and were so disappointed to learn it had been taken over by the Pattison group.

The creativity and vibe of the old Meinhardts, the elegant flower arrangements, wonderful gift bags, etc. have been replaced by the McDonalds-type atmosphere and staff found in every operation associated with these bottom feeders.

A big loss for South Granville.

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1  Thank EconomistGuy
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