Two little local gems to pass along – the first from our favourite local shopper – Pat Chartier.
I’ve taken shopping local to new spending heights: we bought a “scratch and dent” Kitchenaid Gas Range from the new store near Woodbine, RHD Appliances. No scratches, no dents but it was missing one small part, which the RHD owner ordered in for us, as he promised. What a great deal: $700, delivered and the same stove would otherwise go for about $2400.
Sandy’s (Chinese Canadian) Restaurant
Thanks to Nancy for sending along a thumbs up for Sandy’s on the south side of the Danforth, just east of Woodbine.
Sandy’s is owned by Jimmy and Sandy along with their adult son and daughter. It is clean, friendly and they have a tasty, specially priced menu where a family can eat a meal for under $30, taxes included.
I also noticed two new shops the other day on the north side of Danforth, west side of Coxwell, toward Greenwood: a card and gift shop (how many of you have told me how you yearn for a local card shop?!) and a crepe shop.
Crepes? Crepes? Now we’re talking! More info please!
I’ve had bad experiences with RHD appliances. A washing machine completely broke down after 8 months and they had horrible customer service when I was trying to get it fixed. I’m going to have to buy a new one. Also, I bought a scratch & dent oven for $800 that he said sells in stores for $1200 and when I got home I found out that it actually sells for $800. I blame myself for not researching the purchase myself and believing the store owner, but I’d hardly call this place a Danforth gem. Buyer beware!