1436 8th Street SW
MDC Properties and Certus Developments have teamed up to reimagine the single-tenant, large-format restaurant space formally known as Ric’s Grill. Our planned conversion of the space into several boutique storefronts will create a charming character statement designed to articulate a more intimate and epicurean offering for your brand.
Situated on the northeast corner of 8th Street and 15th Avenue SW, this location features prominent south and west exposure ideal for indoor or outdoor dining. This site sitd opposite the newly renovated Mount Royal Village Shopping Centre and the new Royal Development - a development featuring Urban Fare Green Grocers, Canadian Tire, and the prestigious 35-storey Royal Condominium Tower.
8th Street is the main connecter for commuter traffic from the Cities most affluent inner city communities including the historic Mount Royal neighbourhood, and is a part of the daily ritual ingrained into the commuter behaviour of area resident.
This site will be attractive to restauranteurs focusing on a quick service format requiring rapid transaction turnover, or to those restaurateurs offering a sit-down dining experience. Doubtless, both formats will benefit form the site’s superior access to both the lunch hour 8th Street office workers, along with the many nearby residents seeking dining options a short walk from their homes.
Recognizing the growing densification of the Beltline and the importance 8th Street plays in our daily commutes, the City of Calgary has begun work on a pedestrian promenade and boulevard that will run down the east side of 8th Street. The 8th Street Promenade will extend from the 17th Avenue retail corridor, through the Beltline and the downtown office core, where it will ultimately terminate at the Bow River. This Promenade will further cement 8th Street as one of Calgary’s busiest and most prominent downtown corridors.
The 8th Street Promenade, along with our improvements to the site, will make 1436 8th Street an ideal restaurant location. With some of the highest pedestrian traffic in the area, along with a large outdoor seating area that boasts outstanding afternoon and evening sun exposure, 1436 8th Street constitutes a rare opportunity.