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Comings and Goings - the overdue edition UPDATED x2

Wed Aug 8, 2012 Miss Vicky 

Oh, Faithful Legion, it has been so long. Too long, really. I will make no excuses for the light blogging of late. Life took over, and the twitters are an evil distraction. I'll make it up to you, I swear... with some gossip!

There have been so many changes in the neighbourhood. It's hard to keep up, to be honest. But I did get a bit of a scoop today, so I figured I'd share it here instead of taking the easy, 140 character route.

The Webgeek and I were walking AJ to Plant Bath for the afternoon preschool swim camp (an excellent - and undersubscribed - program, by the way), when I noticed the For Lease signs down at the former locations of the Indian Express and the jewelry store next door. On the way home, we popped in to see Kristin at Mint Hair Studio to see if she knew what was up. Of course, she did.

Apparently the place next door to her will be some kind of fabric/sewing establishment - where you can rent a machine by the hour as well as pick up supplies. A nice fit with Wabi Sabi and hopefully complementary to the wonderful new shop/studio of Twiss and Weber on Armstrong.

The old Indian Express space will be South African Barbecue. So far my googling has not yielded much about this - there is a caterer in the area, so perhaps it will be linked with them. At any rate, it sounds intriguing and we're looking forward to finding out more and to checking them out.

UPDATE! Turns out the place is Nigerian, not South African. It will be called the Suya Spot and opens at noon on August 31. According to Wikipdia, "Suya is a shish kebab like food popular in West Africa, originally from the Hausa people of northern Nigeria and Niger. Suya is generally made with skewered beef, fish, or chicken. The meat is rubbed-in with tankora, a dry spice mix containing powdered groundnuts, cayenne pepper, ginger, paprika and onion powder, then barbecued."

Sounds tasty!

UPDATED AGAIN! Here's the link for Fabrications, the sewing joint. Am hoping to swing by and learn more from them - stay tuned!

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donlec Aug 9, 2012 10:23 PM said:

Thanks so much for posting about Suya Spot. We're really looking forward to trying it out when it opens. We miss Indian Express but it's still just a short walk away.

Miss Vicky Aug 10, 2012 08:44 AM said:

We have been to the new Indian Express location a couple of times - it's nice to have the eat-in option. Definitely looking forward to trying out some Nigerian BBQ!

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