Econo Lodge South
7505 Macleod Trail South
Calgary, AB T2H 0L8
Phone: (403) 252-4401
Fax: (403) 252-2780
Opening to much anticipation and excitement in Kingsland, the Kingsland Farmers' Market has lived up to people's expectations with top quality produce and delectable culinary options to rake in the foodies. Open four days a week, the market has no less than 60 vendors offering everything from the freshest farm produce to lip-smacking cuisine for one and all. Though the market, utilizing an old car dealership, is fairly small when compared to Calgary's bigger farmers market, it has its fair share of steady visitors and they only keep growing in number. Regular food and cultural events keep things interesting as this little market steadily makes its way to the hearts of Kingsland's populace.
This particular clothing store, one block from the MacLeod Trail, began several years ago to assist women who were re-entering the workforce after leaving an abusive situation. Its motto remains the same today: To help those who, for whatever reason, are unable to help themselves.There are actually six of these stores in the city, and all accept donated items such as clothing, furniture and children's toys. There is a lot to choose from, and even though it takes some digging, don't let that wear you down. You will find some great treasures here!
It's never too early to veer away from being a throw away society. This store along busy MacLeod Trail is full of practical stuff for the home or for gift-giving. Heirloom Antiques Calgary sells within twelve staples of antiques, ranging from China, jewelery, silver, and furniture, to crystal, art, glass, figurines, clocks and miscellaneous items. The antique pieces in this shop are also squeaky clean and displayed under bright lights, with over 30 display boxes all arranged by category.
The warehouse concept of selling shoes seems to be quickly catching on in Calgary. Warehouse means warehouse, however, and gone are the days when a salesperson would sit with you for twenty minutes while you tried on shoes. There are some great prices here, particularly for ladies shoes and they offer a full range of sizes : from the very petite to the very large. You can also take your pick from a wide range of accessories and bags here. Check website for more details.
The toy giant renowned for its line of building blocks has captured the imagination of kids the world over. The expansive store at the Chinook Centre is packed to the hilt with all of the brand's line of toys and features various areas where children can play to their heart's content with the favorite toys. Centerpiece of the store, is the 'Living Room' and interactive play area which will have the kids scratching their heads. The entire area has been innovatively designed with ample displays Lego's best products and is a pleasure to visit.
This store caters to all of your Mac and iPod needs. Stop in to check out the latest games, software, and accessories. If you're traveling, the staff can direct you towards all the adapters you need for your electronics. Many locations also offer workshops on how to use their various products. See their website for more information and a calendar of events.
You will be pleasantly surprised at the quality available in this well-laid-out ladies consignment boutique. Discover a range of second hand and sample items for just about anyone at Vespucci. Offerings run the gamut from jewelry, bags and belts to some great shoes and even a few stray pairs of cowboy boots. The clothing is arranged by color and category, and each item has the size clearly marked for convenience. Everything, from evening wear to casual and business attire, is all in top condition and at bargain prices.
Jacob's offers casual and affordable clothing for women of all sizes at three locations in Calgary. The clothing is specially designed for comfort and fit, and offers genuine bargains for the savvy shopper. Most of their clothing lines focus on clothes for casual living and weekend time, although there is a section geared to the office-bound.
From the outside, this enormous shopping center looks a bit like a giant spaceship. The Bay, Zellers and Sears are the major stops here, while The Gap, Eddie Bauer, Hallmark and The Sony Store are among some 150 other mall tenants. There are also dozens of services and a professional building at the heart of the mall. A massive new food court is the feature attraction of the reworked mall, which for years was in many ways two malls separated by an elevated parking garage.
Calgary Farmers' Market is one place where you’ll find almost everything that’s related to food and organic, nature-friendly products under one roof. Simple Simon Pies, Sylvan Star Cheese, Cinderella’s Organic Housekeeping, Kabloom Flowers are some of the vendors here. Open all year round, foodies will be spoilt for choice owing to the abundance in farm grown food items as well as organic products. For further details, visit the website.
A visit to The Curious Cat Antiques Mall is a good option for those days when a visit to the ubiquitous mall is just out of the question. Located in Calgary's southeast quadrant along Heritage Drive, Curious Cat is made up of 40 antique-filled rooms. The treed courtyard in the middle of the mall is open in the summer. The mall is frequented by antique collectors and those that like practical everyday items. This shop contains 19th and 20th-century furniture, silver, linen, lamps, artwork and musical instruments. Wheelchair service is available.
This store specializes in architectural ornamentation and all of its antiques can be incorporated into the designs of contemporary buildings. From Roman and Greek-style carved stone pillars to solid oaken doors and chests from early Canadian pioneer days, the pieces convey a clear picture of design history. Renovators, builders and collectors can find charming old versions of doors, mantels, lighting fixtures and iron work. Although the antiques are clean and well presented, most bear the unmistakable chips and dents of their past owners and carry the unmistakable weight of past years. The store is open from Sunday to Tuesday by appointment only. Also, private viewing can be arranged. Check website for details.