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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 12-08-2015

(12-08-2015, 04:05 PM)panamaniac Wrote: That (Abe Erb) is great news.  The number of new places opening up is making Downtown an excellent food/drink option.  While driving around today on errands, I noticed some work taking place at the future Descendants micor-brewery on Victoria N.  People were also inside the former Ceasaria at 320 King W, although the progress on the new pub there has been painfully slow.  Berlin looks like it could be ready to open as soon as the furniture arrives (it's custom build, so I hope there's no undue delay there).

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?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - ookpik - 12-08-2015

We were at Abe Erb for dinner this evening. Their food menu has been expanded significantly. And the BBQ ribs are back!

Bravo!!!


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

(12-08-2015, 10:10 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(12-08-2015, 04:05 PM)panamaniac Wrote: That (Abe Erb) is great news.  The number of new places opening up is making Downtown an excellent food/drink option.  While driving around today on errands, I noticed some work taking place at the future Descendants micor-brewery on Victoria N.  People were also inside the former Ceasaria at 320 King W, although the progress on the new pub there has been painfully slow.  Berlin looks like it could be ready to open as soon as the furniture arrives (it's custom build, so I hope there's no undue delay there).

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?

Uptown has good drinking/dining options along with the retail.  In the case of Downtown, the hope is that retail will follow an expanding residential/working population, but there's not been too much sign of it yet.


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, 08:14 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, 10:06 AM)insider Wrote:
(12-09-2015, 08:14 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, 10:10 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, 04:10 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, 04:34 PM)KevinL Wrote:
(12-18-2015, 04:10 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, 11:48 AM)tomh009 Wrote:
(12-18-2015, 04:34 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!