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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - gomesjustin - 09-24-2015

A nice two-story modern McD's that uses stone on the exterior would look great!


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - TMKM94 - 09-24-2015

IMO It needs to be rebuilt, it's not wheelchair accessible and it's time for an update anyway. I hope McDonald's realizes the huge potential for there property and teams up with a developer(Probably Zehr?) and build a mixed use building with a big City style McDonald's (2 floors with a patio big advertising screens, big golden arch over the entrance). I don't think they would be allowed to rebuild a building with a drive-thru because of the new zoning rules.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - GtwoK - 09-24-2015

I was against a new McDoanld's there because of other possible opportunities in a property across from "the Google building", but a nice 2 storey (or more!) McDonald's could change my mind.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - JCnb - 09-25-2015

Anyone know what the new parking lot at the corner of Breithaupt St. & Margaret Ave is for? It has space for approximately 73 vehicles and has a controlled entrance. Seems a little far from the new factory conversions but could be related?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - JoeKW - 10-01-2015

I'm not sure but there's someone who owns a lot of office space around there and I think he was setting up some parking lots for them.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - JCnb - 10-01-2015

CTV news has just announced that the King/Victoria McDonalds will be closing this month!


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - white_brian - 10-01-2015

http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/mobile/construction-watch-fast-food-restaurant-closing-as-other-merchants-struggle-1.2590961


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - BuildingScout - 10-01-2015

The Kaufman building at GRH seems to be in pretty bad shape. I wonder if there are any plans to replace it in the near to medium future.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Lens - 10-01-2015

The exterior doesn't look that bad 

[Image: 16931418309_dd06be0b84_c.jpg]Grand River Hospital - Kaufman Building by Matt, on Flickr

Is the interior looking worse?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - BuildingScout - 10-02-2015

(10-01-2015, 11:33 PM)Lens Wrote: The exterior doesn't look that bad 

[Image: 16931418309_dd06be0b84_c.jpg]Grand River Hospital - Kaufman Building by Matt, on Flickr

Is the interior looking worse?
 
Zoom in, the brick is in rough shape. The interior is completely dated and would have to be fixed at great cost. The lot on the other hand would be a great place for a 15 story addition. Given the real rate of growth in the region (including students) I expect there will be a lot of demand for the space.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 10-04-2015

(10-01-2015, 05:08 PM)JCnb Wrote: CTV news has just announced that the King/Victoria McDonalds will be closing this month!

Thats fantastic!  I wonder if the land will be put up for sale?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - The85 - 10-04-2015

(10-04-2015, 09:26 AM)Spokes Wrote:
(10-01-2015, 05:08 PM)JCnb Wrote: CTV news has just announced that the King/Victoria McDonalds will be closing this month!

Thats fantastic!  I wonder if the land will be put up for sale?

McDonalds usually owns all of their standalone locations/properties rather than leases the space.

If they own the land, I can see them hanging on to it and rebuilding at a later date.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - white_brian - 10-04-2015

I have a sneaking suspicion that's what you'll see. If they just close up shop for a bit with no formal plans to rebuild then they are not obligated to the staff if they just close, other locations they always made short term arrangements for staff during the remodel.
This location is way to valuable going forward for the owner to just close up shop. That being Said I would love to see them incorporate a store in a larger scale development to maximize the space.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - GtwoK - 10-04-2015

There isn't a whole lot of space to work with there in the first place, IIRC. Especially with some of the land being taken away for the King Street ROW. Though I could see something flatiron-esque going up there, around 5 stories tall.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - GtwoK - 10-05-2015

A friend working at Igloo let me know via instagram that they now have signage up on the building! Thought this was noteworthy given that I can always see the TD building no matter where I am downtown.

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I jokingly suggested turning one of the domes on top into an igloo, she hinted that that might actually be happening... we'll wait and see.