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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - MacBerry - 12-03-2017

(11-28-2017, 06:10 PM)Markster Wrote: Yeah, I don't see a major national/regional chain moving in for a long while.
They have their business plans.  Either a suburban store with ample parking, or an urban format designed for Toronto or Vancouver density.

I would expect to get something more local.  Kind of like Waterloo Central Supermarket in Campus Court plaza near the University.

Loblaw Corp has the Value-Mart in Uptown Waterloo. If the model for a medium to large store wasn't working they would have closed Value-Mart in the latest round of closing 50 non-profitable stores in November. More condos/rentals equal a changing eco-data market.

IMO: I believe a company like Loblaw will be wanting to add a Zehrs location to downtown with a Shoppers Drug inside it or in the same footprint under the podium area. That would allow them to vacate the Shoppers City Hall location. All that said nothing will be happening until 2020 or 2021 for leases. They have dozens of brands for just grocery stores alone.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - taylortbb - 12-04-2017

Valu-mart is a franchised brand, so the decision to close it would generally be up to the franchisee and not corporate. Zehrs however is a corporate owned brand, so subject to different considerations.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Viewfromthe42 - 12-04-2017

Valu Mart only works because you are at the nexus of two main roads (King and Erb probably represent nearly the busiest roads in Waterloo), and because you have mountains of parking. There aren't many options of that size in Downtown Kitchener, and with the no-streetfront-parking rules, creating a parking lot of that size wouldn't happen.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 12-04-2017

(12-04-2017, 10:01 AM)Viewfromthe42 Wrote: Valu Mart only works because you are at the nexus of two main roads (King and Erb probably represent nearly the busiest roads in Waterloo), and because you have mountains of parking. There aren't many options of that size in Downtown Kitchener, and with the no-streetfront-parking rules, creating a parking lot of that size wouldn't happen.

One assumes that the Manulife project would include parking for the supermarket.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Viewfromthe42 - 12-04-2017

The scale of that parking lot, I wouldn't think compares favourably with Valu-Mart, if that's a benchmark, or Central Fresh.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Lens - 12-07-2017

Construction fencing is up and soil testing is happening on the vacant lot at Ottawa and King.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 12-07-2017

When I attempt to go to the Kitchener GIS active permits page I get the error "
You are not authorized to access this application." Is anyone else getting this? I was trying to see if anything was listed for King and Ottawa St.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Pheidippides - 12-07-2017

(12-07-2017, 05:53 PM)rangersfan Wrote: When I attempt to go to the Kitchener GIS active permits page I get the error "
You are not authorized to access this application." Is anyone else getting this? I was trying to see if anything was listed for King and Ottawa St.

Yes. I get that error too. Started around the time they changed over their website. I let them know at the time, but obviously they haven't fixed it yet. Time to poke them again I guess.

I can still use the non-GIS version though; you just need to know the exact address beforehand.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - MidTowner - 12-08-2017

You can search just by street and look through all the permits on either Ottawa or King Street (in this case). You don't need to enter an address number to search.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 12-08-2017

I did that but couldn't find anything, I assume that corner is Ottawa St N. Unless it is a King St address.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - GtwoK - 12-08-2017

CBRE has put out some book of projects, which has some new render of 132 Queen, soI guess I can announce that we (Alert Labs) will be the main tenant of the building now!

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We move in February 1st! There's a beautiful atrium that's being restored which will have living walls, and we've added a large patio on the one side as well as expanded many of the windows.

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 12-08-2017

Awesome -- congratulations!

Will MAJiK stay in the building as well or will you be taking over their space?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - GtwoK - 12-08-2017

MAJiK has just moved in, so they'll be staying. For now at least. As we expand, who can say what'll happen Smile


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Square - 12-08-2017

(12-08-2017, 09:04 AM)rangersfan Wrote: I did that but couldn't find anything, I assume that corner is Ottawa St N. Unless it is a King St address.

I think this work is just for the Ottawa street reconstruction for next year.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 12-09-2017

Very exciting! I'm excited to see what it looks like inside once you've moved in