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General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
(12-03-2015, 02:51 PM)clasher Wrote: Speaking of Dollarama I was in there yesterday and it doesn't seem like they've even got all the stock in there yet, or they were sold out of a bunch of stuff... they do have a decent selection of food though, cheapest place to get almond milk it seems.

I overheard the staff saying that the full expected stock hadn't come in before the opening, and it could take another month before they have everything in that they expected. In the meantime, it seems the extra space is handy for the seasonal (Christmas) stock.
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A project is going up at the corner of Victoria St and Chestnut, I would check the Kitchener gis map but it doesn't work so well with my phone.
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(12-03-2015, 11:06 PM)rangersfan Wrote: A project is going up at the corner of Victoria St and Chestnut, I would check the Kitchener gis map but it doesn't work so well with my phone.

The building permit is for the construction of two new duplexes with attached garages.  Looks like the existing detached house  is also staying, if I interpreted it correctly.
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Thanks tomh009, the foundations for this project seem to be well underway.
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That's been on icx.ca for a little while. 8 Chestnut: https://www.realtor.ca/Residential/Singl...rio-N2H1T6
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(12-04-2015, 09:22 AM)MidTowner Wrote: That's been on icx.ca for a little while. 8 Chestnut: https://www.realtor.ca/Residential/Singl...rio-N2H1T6

Hmmm.  One MLS listing.  Two building permits.  What's actually being built there?  The lot description in the MLS listing seems far smaller than the property in GIS, so it seems they are planning to subdivide and sell in two or more pieces, maybe.
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It looks to me like 4 and 8 Chestnut were both severed from 411 Victoria. Those addresses on Chestnut don't seem to have existed before. Perhaps they're just using one listing for now, if both buildings are built to the same plans.
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(12-04-2015, 10:34 AM)MidTowner Wrote: It looks to me like 4 and 8 Chestnut were both severed from 411 Victoria. Those addresses on Chestnut don't seem to have existed before. Perhaps they're just using one listing for now, if both buildings are built to the same plans.

Perhaps.  The building permits are not identical, though.  Or maybe the owner is planning to keep one of the duplexes.
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(12-04-2015, 11:03 AM)tomh009 Wrote: Perhaps.  The building permits are not identical, though.  Or maybe the owner is planning to keep one of the duplexes.

That's a possibility, too. For my own education, how do you know they're not identical? Except for the addresses, they look the same to me: "PERMIT IS FOR A NEW DUPLEX WITH ATTACHED GARAGES."
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(12-04-2015, 11:11 AM)MidTowner Wrote:
(12-04-2015, 11:03 AM)tomh009 Wrote: Perhaps.  The building permits are not identical, though.  Or maybe the owner is planning to keep one of the duplexes.

That's a possibility, too. For my own education, how do you know they're not identical? Except for the addresses, they look the same to me: "PERMIT IS FOR A NEW DUPLEX WITH ATTACHED GARAGES."

You can see the costs are different.  The application dates are the same, so submitted together.

Actually, expanding the land use details reveals that it indeed is three separate buildings:
  • PLAN 374 PT LOT 245 RP 58R-18621 PTS 3 & 4 (first duplex)
  • PLAN 374 PT LOT 245 RP 58R-18621 PT 5 (second duplex)
  • PLAN 374 PT LOT 245 RP 58R-18621 PT 6 (extension of single detached house)
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The Downtown space in Weber Chambers formerly occupied by Bead Boutique (which has moved to Belmont Village) has been leased.
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(12-02-2015, 12:00 PM)white_brian Wrote: It looks like 7/11 @ King & Wellington is gonna be the new MoneyMart

I noticed it's actually CashMoney, not like that's any better, it's such a shame that 7 eleven closed  Dodgy Sad  the area is very different then it was at the beginning of the year. I feel bad for the KCI students no more McDonald's or 7 eleven and it's tricky to even go to Central fresh.
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(12-06-2015, 04:37 AM)TMKM94 Wrote: I feel bad for the KCI students no more McDonald's or 7 eleven and it's tricky to even go to Central fresh.

Presently many go to the Tim Hortons at the hospital for snacks, but they were lucky in that choice. WCI has nothing within twice that distance because opening a store nearby would surely make the entire area into a ghetto.
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(12-06-2015, 04:37 AM)TMKM94 Wrote:
(12-02-2015, 12:00 PM)white_brian Wrote: It looks like 7/11 @ King & Wellington is gonna be the new MoneyMart

I noticed it's actually CashMoney, not like that's any better, it's such a shame that 7 eleven closed  Dodgy Sad  the area is very different then it was at the beginning of the year. I feel bad for the KCI students no more McDonald's or 7 eleven and it's tricky to even go to Central fresh.

Isn't there one a block north of there?  Same side of King?
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(12-06-2015, 04:37 AM)TMKM94 Wrote: I noticed it's actually CashMoney, not like that's any better, it's such a shame that 7 eleven closed  Dodgy Sad  the area is very different then it was at the beginning of the year. I feel bad for the KCI students no more McDonald's or 7 eleven and it's tricky to even go to Central fresh.

Additionally they lost Big General Pizza on King near Louisa not too long ago.

Really unfortunate about 7/11.
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