Now open! Murchie’s Fine Tea! The Murchie’s shop on South Granville is located at 110-1501 West Broadway, the corner of Broadway and Granville in the Clock Tower building. Tea is the heart of Murchie’s… Murchie’s Fine Tea will be focused solely on providing the finest in tea and the tea experience for their customers! Murchie’s Afternoon Blend is their Signature tea. The No10 Blend and the Queen Victoria Blend are over 100 years old. Both green and black blends, they were considered innovative for the 1890’s. The CBC Radio Blend marked the 60th Anniversary of Canada’s beloved radio network. Did you know? Murchie’s makes their own tea bags! The quality is top-notch and consistent. Murchie’s very own recipe; preserves are made locally by hand in small batches to ensure quality. Murchie’s Scone Mixes, in cranberry, blueberry and original flavour are delicious! The lemon curd, made from scratch, is phenominal! Murchie’s very own recipe; preserves are made locally by hand in small batches to ensure quality. A colourful selection of china will also be available at the South Granville shop. Community Spirit: The first Wednesday of every month is Seniors’ Day at Murchie’s on South Granville. Seniors will receive a percentage off of tea and coffee purchases, as well as deals on preserves and more. Please ask in-store for full details. 

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Friday, May 15th, 2015 – Minus the Bear’s Superb Musicianship Shines at Richardson Wildflower Festival

I had been wanting to check out Minus the Bear for a few years now.

I don’t even remember how I first heard of the long running Seattle-based alt rock act; though I know every time they’ve come to the North Texas area over the last few years I always had something else going on to prevent me from attending. That was finally going to change on this night, where they were playing one of the stages at the Richardson Wildflower Festival.

I arrived at the festival just a few minutes before Minus the Bear was scheduled to hit the stage; a decent sized crowd having gathered, some people sitting in lawn chairs, while others clustered around the stage, cheering as the band made their way on stage after being introduced.

They got a lengthy set, 57-minutes to be exact, focusing almost entirely on playing songs; singer and guitarist Jake Snider asking how everyone was doing upon first getting to his spot at center stage. Seconds later, their drummer began “Fine + 2 Pts”. It was instantly noticeable how impeccably tight they are, their motions all being similar as Snider, lead guitarist Dave Knudson and bassist Cory Murchy all shredded on their respective instruments, yet had no trouble standing apart, either. Alex Rose was proving to be a very lively subject as well, even stationed behind a keyboard; and the five of them brought it to a mighty finish.

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