September 4th, 2012
The Shop Around the Corner
Uptown dwellers won’t have to trek to big-box-land for grocery deals anymore as the Old School Emporium has opened just off 17th Avenue SW.
Stocked to the brim with delicious local produce, cheese and meats, the Emporium's mandate is to make grocery shopping for artisan products enjoyable and accessible. Beyond the basics, they also carry a big selection of gluten-free and dairy-free options and some of the best locally roasted coffee beans from Fratello. The shop, dotted with rustic wooden crates and antique furniture pieces, truly feels like you've stepped back in to a simpler time. —Kait Kucy
Old School Emporium, 115-880 16 Ave SW., Calgary, 403-453-2434, www.oldschoolemporium.com