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General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
(02-13-2018, 11:11 PM)GtwoK Wrote: Noticed that the Northern Thai building (Queen St S, right near Charles), which was recently for sale, has now sold. Incoming development? OR does downtown property changing hands like this mean virtually nothing?

I do hope Northern Thai has a new home in the plans and they are not closing up shop.  IIRC they own the building they are in now.
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Oh - I've also found out that the Kava Bean (on the site of the future Charlie West) has first dibs on the retail space in the site when complete. I've ALSO heard that Kava is eyeing the remaining space in 132 Queen (We're only taking up 2/3s of the building, for now) for a temporary location, but the property manager is hesitant to allow a retail outlet to open in the space given the limited parking.
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(02-14-2018, 01:16 PM)GtwoK Wrote: Oh - I've also found out that the Kava Bean (on the site of the future Charlie West) has first dibs on the retail space in the site when complete. I've ALSO heard that Kava is eyeing the remaining space in 132 Queen (We're only taking up 2/3s of the building, for now) for a temporary location, but the property manager is hesitant to allow a retail outlet to open in the space given the limited parking.

There is also available space between your building and Charles -- for example, the lovely Pearl Laundry building, which I think very much deserves a tenant. Its likely smaller than Kava's current space, though.
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Looks like the final purpose for 533 Queen St S (SW corner of Queen @ Mill) is finally known. Building permit indicates:
PERMIT IS FOR THE INTERIOR ALTERATION TO A SDD INTO A HOME HEATING BUSINESS

Not sure why such a large parking lot was needed. I guess it is a fairly large or growing business with lots of trucks?
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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Is there something funny with your camera, or is the building actually wobbly?
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The floor to ceiling bedroom windows seem like a big upgrade, but part of me is going to miss the blue brick - not a lot of that around.
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LOL --- My BlackBerry Priv does the same thing occasionally. [I remember someone here making comments about the sign posts when I took a snapshot of the overhead signs at the [then] new Ottawa/Homer-Watson roundabout)

Coke
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I hope that camera has some bad barrel distortion...
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Noticed a big drilling rig on the vacant since 2014 lot of 592 Belmont St W the other day.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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(03-01-2018, 02:01 AM)Pheidippides Wrote: Noticed a big drilling rig on the vacant since 2014 lot of 592 Belmont St W the other day.

Probably a good spot for a medical building or something.
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Kitchener is extending the facades program for Downtown.

https://www.kitchenerpost.ca/news-story/...n-facades/
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The EIWO lot at the east side of Weber at Scott has the signs back up with SOLD on them!, hoping something stars soon, lol Also the lot on the west side of Weber at Scott has a chain link fence around the empty lot.
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(03-20-2018, 05:28 PM)Square Wrote: The EIWO lot at the east side of Weber at Scott has the signs back up with SOLD on them!, hoping something stars soon, lol    Also the lot on the west side of Weber at Scott has a chain link fence around the empty lot.

Gosh, that must be about the third or fourth go 'round for that site.
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Yes, I moved away from that area in 2002, but the residents were complaining about the 20 story building first proposed here 5 years earlier IIRC.
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Noticed a plethora of utility spray paint markings along Queen downtown the past few days, and then today workers were removing this grassy patch [Image: RLUYitG.png]

Is this the Queen St rework? Didn't think this was supposed to be done so soon.
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