Those with good memories will know that way back in February, we announced that we would be opening a shop in Edmonton. We made the announcement because we had signed a lease and word was getting out whether we wanted it to or not. But we knew that we wouldn’t be ready to open until late summer at the earliest, and since February, the team has been fielding near-daily inquiries from impatient spice lovers in beautiful Edmonton.
Well, it’s been a long summer and we’re a few weeks behind schedule, but the wait is finally over! Silk Road Edmonton officially opens tomorrow, October 9.
We couldn’t be more excited for this. We have a great new team here in Edmonton. They’ve been on the job for about a week, setting up, stocking the shelves, getting to know the spices, getting to know the business and the way we operate, and getting to know how to push each other’s buttons. It’s really an amazing group and they are going to be very psyched to start talking to customers tomorrow.
Of course, store openings always come with a few hiccups. For the first week or two, there may be some holes on the shelves while we work on getting everything stocked up. In particular, we will have no botanical roots and herbs and only a very rudimentary selection of bitters. These things will arrive once we have the basics sorted out.
There will also be ongoing efforts at furnishing and decorating the shop. Store-front signage, a cabinet worthy of our bitters and cocktail supplies, a larger selection of books: all these things will be coming. But for now, the space looks totally amazing and we can’t believe what a transformation is it from how it looked when we took possession. Hopefully you agree.
We’re really, really excited to be opening, so make sure you come in to check it out and say hi. We have every reason to believe that Edmonton is going to be a great fit with The Silk Road and we can’t wait to get to know the food community here.
We’re located at 10818 82nd Ave. NW (Whyte Ave near the corner of 109th St.).
The exact hours will be a little up in the air until after Thanksgiving, but for now are Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm, and Sunday 12pm-5pm.