Zed and I have recently been making a weekly trip to the Italian Centre on the south side for groceries. There are several reasons we chose this versus the downtown location, but the two main reasons are:
1. We only need to take one bus there and one bus back, which means no lugging of groceries around at any transit stations or transferring of buses.
2. The south side store has a nice caffè with really good espresso, which has now become essential after our tour of the store.
Yesterday though, I decided to make the trek to the downtown location instead (I took the sketchy number 5 alone... I wouldn't suggest it) to better fit within our evening plans.
When we were last there a couple months ago, construction had taken over the south side of the store, but we had neglected to ask what for... Yesterday though, all was revealed, and the downtown location now has a lovely caffè, sleekly decorated and equipped with an Elektra espresso machine, a gelati cooler (unfilled for now), panini presses and a tempting dessert case.