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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - MacBerry - 09-08-2016

(09-07-2016, 09:27 AM)tomh009 Wrote: Renovations have started at the former Schlichter's property.

That is such a waste of important Downtown Kitchener geography.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - mpd618 - 09-08-2016

(09-08-2016, 08:46 PM)MacBerry Wrote: That is such a waste of important Downtown Kitchener geography.

This is a building that on its other side has two ethnic food stores and a couple of other businesses, and is generally pretty busy (being across the street from the current bus terminal). Meanwhile there are still plenty of pure surface parking lots downtown. I don't disagree that the location should at some point get more density, but I don't think tearing this particular building down is a great priority right now.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - clasher - 09-08-2016

I shop at both those stores, they both do a brisk business but especially the Farah's food and deli they've got going on there now, it's grown a lot over the last few years.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 09-09-2016

(09-08-2016, 08:46 PM)MacBerry Wrote:
(09-07-2016, 09:27 AM)tomh009 Wrote: Renovations have started at the former Schlichter's property.

That is such a waste of important Downtown Kitchener geography.

The new owner does intend to redevelop it -- when the time is right.  At the moment they are planning to do a reno only.  We'll see what the result of that is.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 09-09-2016

The renovations at 30 King St E are finally nearing completion.  Brick at the front, concrete/EIFS on the side.  Overall, I think it's pretty well done and fits in.  And it makes sense not to overspend on the side that will some day be blocked by a new development.

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - mpd618 - 09-09-2016

Not sure if it's already been mentioned, but Nougat will be relocating from Queen Street to Courtland/Stirling. The property has been sold and will be redeveloped.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 09-09-2016

Does that include the auto shop beside the Nougat that has been up for sale for a while?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - mpd618 - 09-09-2016

(09-09-2016, 11:09 PM)rangersfan Wrote: Does that include the auto shop beside the Nougat that has been up for sale for a while?

(Dunno.)


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Lens - 09-09-2016

Terrible move IMO. They had a great little spot before with some real charm and what I would consider a hidden gem of KW. Sure it wasn't perfect but this new spot is a definite downgrade.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - CTGal1011 - 09-10-2016

(09-09-2016, 11:30 PM)Lens Wrote: Terrible move IMO. They had a great little spot before with some real charm and what I would consider a hidden gem of KW. Sure it wasn't perfect but this new spot is a definite downgrade.

For charm sake, yes it is a bad move, but moving next to Medix with some hungry PSW's, and right next to Iron Horse trail (again), makes it just as easy a destination for us sugar hoarding fiends. Also easier for traffic, that lot is horrid.
For me, it is 2 minutes from the kids' bus stop. DANGEROUS.

Stampede isn't really open during the day, so that won't affect the patron culture (thinking drunk patrons forgetting Nougat isn't a pizza joint), and it means I am WAY more willing to support them than my local Timmy's, as it is way walk friendly for me.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - CTGal1011 - 09-10-2016

Not sure where to stick this:

King St. Condo Officially a Bust (151-161 King)
http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6849703-failed-king-street-condo-proposal-goes-bust/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 09-10-2016

The Nougat website has a render/mock up of what their new location will look like.




RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - danbrotherston - 09-11-2016

(09-10-2016, 08:23 AM)CTGal1011 Wrote: Not sure where to stick this:

King St. Condo Officially a Bust (151-161 King)
http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6849703-failed-king-street-condo-proposal-goes-bust/

I think "a bust" and "goes bust" are slightly things.

The article is somewhat confusing though, given that apparently the property is advertised under power of sale right now (with apparently false advertising), and also NLK is looking for new financing, do they intend to buy it back?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 09-11-2016

(09-10-2016, 07:53 AM)CTGal1011 Wrote:
(09-09-2016, 11:30 PM)Lens Wrote: Terrible move IMO. They had a great little spot before with some real charm and what I would consider a hidden gem of KW. Sure it wasn't perfect but this new spot is a definite downgrade.

For charm sake, yes it is a bad move, but moving next to Medix with some hungry PSW's, and right next to Iron Horse trail (again), makes it just as easy a destination for us sugar hoarding fiends. Also easier for traffic, that lot is horrid.
For me, it is 2 minutes from the kids' bus stop. DANGEROUS.

Stampede isn't really open during the day, so that won't affect the patron culture (thinking drunk patrons forgetting Nougat isn't a pizza joint), and it means I am WAY more willing to support them than my local Timmy's, as it is way walk friendly for me.

I agree.  Less eclectic but it should be a net gain for the business.  For a business owner being a "hidden gem" isn't necessarily the best thing, it's better to have more visibility.  And the new location is still about as walkable as the old one.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - jeffster - 09-12-2016

(09-10-2016, 08:23 AM)CTGal1011 Wrote: Not sure where to stick this:

King St. Condo Officially a Bust (151-161 King)
http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6849703-failed-king-street-condo-proposal-goes-bust/

Probably not in the Kitchener Updates and Rumours... Tongue It's all good though...