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Introducing: Common Goods, a new food court housed in shipping crates at Harbourfront

Introducing Common Ground

(Image: Lee McVittie)

Name: Common Goods (Blue Goose, Lobster Roll and Sully’s Honest Dogs)
Neighbourhood: Harbourfront
Contact Info: 235 Queen Quay West
Owners: All three restaurants are co-owned by Blue Goose Company, Jim Bailey and Michael Sullivan (Victor)
Chef: David Chrystian (Victor), for all three restaurants

The Place: Common Goods is a cluster of reclaimed shipping containers housing three separate restaurants: Blue Goose, Lobster Roll and Sully’s Honest Dogs. Tucked beside the Power Plant Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre, the crates are designed by Montreal firm Muvbox and painted with cartoon cows and lobsters. Each fully equipped crate kitchen is solar-powered.

The Food: Organic street food including burgers, tacos and lettuce wraps from Blue Goose; clam chowder and lobster rolls from Lobster Roll; and gourmet hot dogs from Sully’s Honest Dogs.

The Drinks: Gingerale from Fresh Ginger and root beer from Henry Weinhard IPA.

The Numbers:
• 12 weeks to take the project from concept to completion
• 4 months the crates will remain open each year (from June through September)
• 3 eight-by-ten-foot custom shipping crates housing Blue Goose, Sully’s Honest Dogs and Lobster Roll
• 2–3 cooks in each mini-kitchen

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  • nofixedaddress

    K. just got back. I must say: We had the Blue Goose Chicken Wrap. Blue Goose Beef Burger w/sauteed Onions. FLIPPIN AWESOME. Perfect. and you can order a COMBO which comes with Potato Chips and a drink. We chose the Root Beer and the GingerAle. LOVED how refreshing the GAle was….AND we had the Lobster Roll from the Lobster Box, which was packed with lobster. deeelish. This place will do awesome during the summer. AND very nice staff in both huts. WHOOP! :)

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  • Ami DiPasquale

    The only reason bluegoose, sullys honest dogs and lobster box got that conditional pass was because the day the health inspector paid a surprise visit, the hot water tank broke. It was fixed the next day! They now have a pass.