“Lifestyle.” It’s a word we see a lot these days in real estate ads and community marketing pieces…and for good reason. People today crave balance – less work and more play, less stress and more fun, less ‘daily grind’ and far more time pursuing their passions with the people they love.
At Niklas Group, this quest for balance drives and inspires us. And it resides at the core of our vision for the Casel Marché.
The Niklas Group family lives, works and plays in Calgary’s inner city. We have a special fondness for the energy and intimacy of Richmond/Knob Hill and Killarney, but we’ve been perennially disappointed by its limited, widely scattered options to enjoy good shopping, dining and wine. From visits to Europe, we’ve imported strong ideas about how communities can thrive on social energy and shared experiences…ideas that formed the foundation as we began to build the Casel Marché.
We worked diligently to find someone willing and able to create a food market, restaurant and coffee shop on the ground level of our new Casel condominium tower. But then we got to thinking, “Who better to bring the vision to life than the folks who formed the vision in the first place?”
After creating Market 17 and Vie Café, we partnered with Gilles Brassart to open Cassis Bistro. He, in turn, put together an amazing team led by Chef Dominique Moussu to provide Calgary with a true bistro experience. We then sought to attract the best of the best to the market. We've had great success sourcing the best local and organic produce, meat, bread and pastries, and coffee. With the addition of a J. Webb Wine Merchant boutique in Casel Marché we also offer the finest wines to be found in the city.
And voilà…our vision for the Casel Marché took shape!
To Niklas Group, Casel Marché is far more than a business venture. It’s about breathing new life into a great community and bringing together friends and neighbours. It’s about supporting local businesses and being part of a bigger movement to keep the spirit of the boutique business alive and well. It’s about creating enduring value for residents and neighbours of the Casel condominiums.
Above all, it’s about nurturing an inner-city lifestyle beyond compare.