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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 02-17-2016

There is a "Leased" sign in the window of the former Casablanca used bookstore in the Weber Chambers building. Anybody have any intel on who's planning to move in to this space, which iirc, was 3,000 sq ft? Not much seems to have happened with this renovation project, including the upstairs apartments, since the Mayfair demolition last year.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Lens - 02-17-2016

(02-17-2016, 01:39 PM)panamaniac Wrote: There is a "Leased" sign in the window of the former Casablanca used bookstore in the Weber Chambers building.  Anybody have any intel on who's planning to move in to this space, which iirc, was 3,000 sq ft?   Not much seems to have happened with this renovation project, including the upstairs apartments, since the Mayfair demolition last year.

I've heard talk of an Italian style place being opened by the PartyTown group, this could be a spot for them?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 02-17-2016

(02-17-2016, 02:31 PM)Lens Wrote:
(02-17-2016, 01:39 PM)panamaniac Wrote: There is a "Leased" sign in the window of the former Casablanca used bookstore in the Weber Chambers building.  Anybody have any intel on who's planning to move in to this space, which iirc, was 3,000 sq ft?   Not much seems to have happened with this renovation project, including the upstairs apartments, since the Mayfair demolition last year.

I've heard talk of an Italian style place being opened by the PartyTown group, this could be a spot for them?

No idea, but I'm reminded that the new liquour licence for the former Caesaria space was for a pub with an Italian name.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 02-17-2016

Smile Tiger Coffee Roasters on Ahrens St is applying for a liquor licence. A nice after-work spot near the Breithaupt Block?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 02-17-2016

Do they have a shop/café in the building? The name is new to me.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - MidTowner - 02-17-2016

I thought it was just catering. It hasn't been around long. If they're going to have a licensed café, that's very cool and a nice development (slightly) westward on Weber.

Edit: Sorry, Ahrens, not Weber.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - dubya - 02-17-2016

Smile Tiger is the owned by the same people who own DVLB Espresso and Whiskey in uptown Waterloo.

This will be their main roasting location.

Smile Tiger Coffee is also served at Google and a number of other locations

Theme will be different than DVLB here with more of a Scandinavian look.

Plans are for a licensed patio out back too.

Opening is set for sometime in the Spring.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 02-19-2016

(02-17-2016, 03:42 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Smile Tiger Coffee Roasters on Ahrens St is applying for a liquor licence.  A nice after-work spot near the Breithaupt Block?

By the way, is the Opus II Music store still in the Ahrens St building?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - BuildingScout - 02-20-2016

What a difference a bit of upkeep makes. This property had always been quite a bit of a blight driving past GRH towards Waterloo. They replaced the awning and gave it a coat of paint and it's almost unrecognizable:

Before:

https://goo.gl/maps/AC2VWUae9w62

After:

https://goo.gl/maps/VwCShm3AGF42


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - clasher - 02-20-2016

Sometimes it only takes a little bit of maintenance to really freshen a place up.