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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Coke6pk - 10-05-2015

(10-05-2015, 02:12 PM)GtwoK Wrote: [Image: 12132832_961033230616420_299460624_n.jpg]

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.

When I saw this picture, it was the first thing I thought of!  From a PR standpoint, would be a fantastic idea!


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 10-24-2015

In an op-ed in today's Record re Downtown revitalization/gentrification, a VP at NetSuite indicated that they will soon be expanding into the former TD Canada Trust branch in the "Igloo Building". They already have offices on the 9th floor.

http://www.therecord.com/opinion-story/6032430-revitalization-to-some-is-gentrification-to-others/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 10-24-2015

I had heard this from one of their employees as well. I'm quite intrigued as to how it will look from the street, hopefully it'll feel "alive" rather than the other extreme of a wall of windows with closed venetian blinds.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Rainrider22 - 10-24-2015

(10-24-2015, 03:28 PM)panamaniac Wrote: In an op-ed in today's Record re Downtown revitalization/gentrification, a VP at NetSuite indicated that they will soon be expanding into the former TD Canada Trust branch in the "Igloo Building".  They already have offices on the 9th floor.  

http://www.therecord.com/opinion-story/6032430-revitalization-to-some-is-gentrification-to-others/

What a great article, well written.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 10-26-2015

(08-29-2015, 03:21 PM)CTGal1011 Wrote: The backhoe/digger is BACK at the Noir spot on Courtland/Peter....

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I noticed that the pit now has concrete forms for pouring the foundation.  Have these been in place for long, or is this a new development?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 10-29-2015

A new roof is being put on the former Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home on Benton at Church St. I don't know if this is just a maintenance project (the empty building has been looking a bit shabby since the business moved out), or if something more is happening.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 10-29-2015

Has anyone heard anything about what will occupy the little art deco building on King E that used to house the Little Pinto Shop? It is starting to look really sharp and a brick patio is being installed on the east side of the building. There are some large rectangular slabs of black granite or marble sitting out back waiting for placement. Someone is putting a lot of effort into this little place.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 10-29-2015

(10-29-2015, 03:57 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Has anyone heard anything about what will occupy the little art deco building on King E that used to house the Little Pinto Shop?  It is starting to look really sharp and a brick patio is being installed on the east side of the building.  There are some large rectangular slabs of black granite or marble sitting out back waiting for placement.  Someone is putting a lot of effort into this little place.

Don't know ... the building permits show conversion of second-floor residential to office space.

And, there is another building permit for a residential dwelling on the same property -- made from shipping containers!  I need to go take a look ...  Smile


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 10-29-2015

(10-29-2015, 08:31 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(10-29-2015, 03:57 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Has anyone heard anything about what will occupy the little art deco building on King E that used to house the Little Pinto Shop?  It is starting to look really sharp and a brick patio is being installed on the east side of the building.  There are some large rectangular slabs of black granite or marble sitting out back waiting for placement.  Someone is putting a lot of effort into this little place.

Don't know ... the building permits show conversion of second-floor residential to office space.

And, there is another building permit for a residential dwelling on the same property -- made from shipping containers!  I need to go take a look ...  Smile

Well that would be interesting.  There would be space on the site for containers either beside or behind the existing structure.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 10-29-2015

I suspect behind. Looking at the GIS maps, the building is quite close to the lot boundary already.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 11-07-2015

Small update on the former provincial courthouse.

http://m.therecord.com/news-story/6085796-no-plans-yet-for-former-provincial-courthouse


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 11-07-2015

Does anyone know what's going up at the corner of Victoria St N and Chestnut St, a block "north" of Lancaster?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Andy - 11-07-2015

(11-07-2015, 04:29 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Does anyone know what's going up at the corner of Victoria St N and Chestnut St, a block "north" of Lancaster?

The empty parking lot? It used to be part of 411 Victoria, but was severed. I saw the original listing on mls and then the severed listings later as well. I found this report, although the original page doesn't seem to work so here's the cache. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:JRSapU84y48J:www.kitchener.ca/en/Calendar/Download.ashx%3FId%3Dcecd5345-3c60-4bf4-8c27-ed74178d62d9+&cd=7&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ca

Sounds like they're planning to build a detached and a semi-detached on the parking lot. Kind of underwhelming. Not sure who would want to live on that street.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Lens - 11-08-2015

Apparently Nigel's Athletic Direct will be closing in December, citing ION construction etc.

I don't really believe so many businesses have closed their doors because of ION, I think it's marginally successful businesses with a good excuse to close.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - notmyfriends - 11-08-2015

(11-08-2015, 11:32 AM)Lens Wrote: Apparently Nigel's Athletic Direct will be closing in December, citing ION construction etc.

I don't really believe so many businesses have closed their doors because of ION, I think it's marginally successful businesses with a good excuse to close.

This is incredibly sad news for local Chucks fans.  Nigel has been a staple in town for as long as I can remember.  Hopefully it has more to do with him wanting to retire than anything.