So I live in the Palisades/Albany/Newcastle area and there has been one thing that has bugged me about the northwest.
I wish they'd build a Joey's/Earl's or some other pub/lounge in the area.
Yes, there is an Original Joe's up by Oxford, but that's all there is. Even the northeast has an Earl's. With the awesome location of all the new neighborhoods and about 2 minutes away from St Albert, there is definitely a market there. I'd say it's from middle to high income areas.
The Keg and Moxie's on 137 Ave/St Albert Trail are always busy.
All they seem to build in these new areas are fast food (in this case McDonald's and Subway, with a Dairy Queen going up), or usual coffee shops (Starbuck's). Be nice to have a nice pub/lounge/restaurant in walking distance.
Just see lots of potential in the area for something like that.