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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.


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

(12-31-2015, 11:27 AM)MidTowner Wrote: 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.

I read it as meaning that a specific tenant has been identified.


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

There were some renders of the plans on this forum months ago! Can't remember if it was this thread or another - either way, the links went down a day or two after being posted. Possibly just expired, though also possible that they were never supposed to be posted in the first place. They looked amazing though.

Whoever posted those, if you see this... repost them Big Grin