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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - DHLawrence - 09-27-2016

If downtown is so scary, why are the offices of the Record there?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Lens - 09-27-2016

(09-27-2016, 09:04 PM)DHLawrence Wrote: If downtown is so scary, why are the offices of the Record there?

Maybe not for long, looks like they're trying to sublease some or all of their space: https://www.realtor.ca/Commercial/Office/16932402/160-KING-Street-E-Kitchener-Ontario-N2G4E5


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Lens - 09-27-2016

Here's a render for the Sandrock funeral home clinic conversion:

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 09-27-2016

Hmmmm ... I find it hard to imagine that they will finish that (from the current state) within two months.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - KevinL - 09-27-2016

Looks to be more of a long-term vision than an immediate state.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 09-28-2016

(09-27-2016, 09:36 PM)Lens Wrote: Here's a render for the Sandrock funeral home clinic conversion:

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 Some work remains:
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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 10-05-2016

The folks behind the revival of the apartment building at 48 Weber St W are going to renovate the houses at 61 and 65 Roy St (just behind the apartment) as mixed office/apartment space.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Lens - 10-06-2016

Mercato restaurant at King and Scott has closed and the former Artisan Zone storefront beside the Berlin has been completely redone, including the removal of the old Kabel's tile.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - taylortbb - 10-06-2016

That's a pretty short run for Mercato, under 4 months I think. I wonder if it was a decision to cut their losses, or if they went into the business without nearly enough capital.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 10-06-2016

(10-06-2016, 03:39 PM)taylortbb Wrote: That's a pretty short run for Mercato, under 4 months I think. I wonder if it was a decision to cut their losses, or if they went into the business without nearly enough capital.

I only went in once, shortly after they opened, and left with the idea that they didn't really know what they were doing.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 10-06-2016

(10-06-2016, 02:28 PM)Lens Wrote: Mercato restaurant at King and Scott has closed and the former Artisan Zone storefront beside the Berlin has been completely redone, including the removal of the old Kabel's tile.



Is that because they've built out from the original storefront, or is it just heritage vandalism?  I can't think of a good reason to remove it.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - KevinL - 10-06-2016

Yes, they are moving the entrace right up to the front wall. The terrazzo and display cases are going away and a new flush front wall is going in.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 10-06-2016

Very sad - that was, without any doubt, the best old storefront in the Downtown. Is the main floor to be converted to office space or is the current arrangement temporary?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Pheidippides - 10-06-2016

Not sure what is going on at Highland and Spadina.
Storage of construction vehicles from the big road reconstruction in the St Mary's hospital neighbourhood?
Soil remediation?
New project?
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A metal construction fence has been added to the perimeter of the site now. Nothing showing in the permit database though.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 10-09-2016

Crews working weekends to renovate the Schreiter Sandrock funeral home into an Urgent Care clinic.  Using tiles for exterior cladding, which looks pretty good.  Front porch is being rebuilt, but some of the wood posts are in pretty rough shape.

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