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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 12-09-2015

The Record is reporting that the Schneiders site (27 acres) is up for sale as of this week. It is apparently to be sold as a single block. There will be a public consultation process in the new year.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - insider - 12-10-2015

(12-09-2015, 09:14 PM)panamaniac Wrote: The Record is reporting that the Schneiders site (27 acres) is up for sale as of this week.  It is apparently to be sold as a single block.  There will be a public consultation process in the new year.

Lets make a new thread for this. I've heard there are interested buyers/developers already.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 12-10-2015

(12-10-2015, 11:06 AM)insider Wrote:
(12-09-2015, 09:14 PM)panamaniac Wrote: The Record is reporting that the Schneiders site (27 acres) is up for sale as of this week.  It is apparently to be sold as a single block.  There will be a public consultation process in the new year.

Lets make a new thread for this. I've heard there are interested buyers/developers already.

I thought about that, but then figured that it might as well wait until there's either a sale or some additional news re the public consultation process.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 12-10-2015

I figured why wait, created it anyways


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - nms - 12-14-2015

(12-08-2015, 11:10 PM)tomh009 Wrote: It seems that the emphasis in downtown Kitchener is clearly swinging to food and drink, whereas in uptown Waterloo there seems to be more shopping and maybe less food and drink.

Or am I hallucinating?

I'd say that the food options in Uptown Waterloo have been increasing.  There are a number of former retail spaces which have become food places (Abe Erb was one of them).  That being said, I notice that several new retail places have popped up as well in Uptown Waterloo.  It will be interesting to see if Uptown Waterloo can sustain a broadening of its retail footprint both in retail scope and geographic area without spreading things too thinly for the existing, but hopefully growing, customer base.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 12-15-2015

There is some fencing up today in front of the Joseph St façade of the old tanning building behind The Tannery. Anything interesting going on, does anyone know?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Viewfromthe42 - 12-15-2015

A new entrance I might expect, to the existing but reconfiguring tenants?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Square - 12-18-2015

Another closing : http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6199815-mcdonald-s-closing-kitchener-s-market-square-losing-fast-food-restaurant-jan-31/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - KevinL - 12-18-2015

(12-18-2015, 05:10 PM)Square Wrote: Another closing :  http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6199815-mcdonald-s-closing-kitchener-s-market-square-losing-fast-food-restaurant-jan-31/

That will be tough on the remaining office workers in the building, but I guess if Stantec is going, so is most of their clientele.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 12-18-2015

When is Stantec due to move?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 12-19-2015

(12-18-2015, 05:34 PM)KevinL Wrote:
(12-18-2015, 05:10 PM)Square Wrote: Another closing :  http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6199815-mcdonald-s-closing-kitchener-s-market-square-losing-fast-food-restaurant-jan-31/

That will be tough on the remaining office workers in the building, but I guess if Stantec is going, so is most of their clientele.

There are plenty of food options within a couple of blocks of Market Square, though.  Maybe even ones better than McDonalds!


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - KevinL - 12-19-2015

(12-19-2015, 12:48 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(12-18-2015, 05:34 PM)KevinL Wrote: That will be tough on the remaining office workers in the building, but I guess if Stantec is going, so is most of their clientele.

There are plenty of food options within a couple of blocks of Market Square, though.  Maybe even ones better than McDonalds!

But that would mean (aah) leaving the building!


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 12-23-2015

An article from the Record on the Working Centre's renovation of Downtown buildings for supportive, affordable housing, including 256 King E, which formerly housed the Morning Glory Café. Although it is not mentioned in the article, I believe the plan is to have commercial space at ground level in that building. I continue to keep fingers crossed that the work will include the removal of the ugly beige vinyl that covers the original brick façade.

http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6207926-a-place-to-call-home/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 12-31-2015

Great news - the building behind the Tannery (195 Joseph) will be restored to house a "global professional services organization". Occupancy mid-2017.

http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6213890-historic-tannery-building-to-be-saved/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - MidTowner - 12-31-2015

Fantastic stuff. I wonder whether, when the article says "will be leased to a tenant with a global brand," that means they have someone in mind, or that's the goal? I'm very curious to see who winds up here.