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Darkfire Feb 20, 2019 6:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Engibeer (Post 8455606)
I'm curious whether this is in any proposed city or business related documentation, or just arose from somebody trolling?

I've seen posts on here about a Dollarama and Mary Brown's going downtown. At least the Mary Brown's in Second Cup's ex-location would make logistical sense from a George Street perspective.

Dollarama on the other hand, there's like 4 parking meters near the old Dooley's. I wouldn't expect people shopping at Dollarama to park in 351 Water for $4/hour lol.

I’ve seen documentation from the building owner, dollarama is indeed going there

Engibeer Feb 20, 2019 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Darkfire (Post 8480495)
I’ve seen documentation from the building owner, dollarama is indeed going there

Yeah, it was in the news last week.

wmemeadusjr Feb 20, 2019 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Darkfire (Post 8480495)
I’ve seen documentation from the building owner, dollarama is indeed going there

Just when I thought they have completely saturated the market. So in addition to the 8 Dollarama locations in metro, we can expect 4 more this year. Water Street, Galway, Torbay Road and Paradise. Now I have to rethink....maybe they could squeeze a few more in. lol

Larla77 Feb 20, 2019 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by wmemeadusjr (Post 8480547)
Just when I thought they have completely saturated the market. So in addition to the 8 Dollarama locations in metro, we can expect 4 more this year. Water Street, Galway, Torbay Road and Paradise. Now I have to rethink....maybe they could squeeze a few more in. lol

I was so disappointed to hear that Dollarama is going in next to Sobeys on Torbay Rd. Can we have something different...please.

goodgrowth Feb 20, 2019 2:20 PM

I remember reading an article a few years ago about how low-cost stores like Dollarama were doing pretty well particularly in a weakened economy and they had plans for aggressive expansion.

I think their business model probably requires a high volume of sales and seeing how their stores are on the smaller size I could see why they might need a lot of them to hit the volume required. It seems like they are basically trying to become the micro version of Walmart.

statbass Feb 20, 2019 2:43 PM

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Originally Posted by wmemeadusjr (Post 8480547)
Just when I thought they have completely saturated the market. So in addition to the 8 Dollarama locations in metro, we can expect 4 more this year. Water Street, Galway, Torbay Road and Paradise. Now I have to rethink....maybe they could squeeze a few more in. lol

... and surprisingly enough, I don' think a Dollarama exists in Mount Pearl.

wmemeadusjr Feb 20, 2019 4:33 PM

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Originally Posted by statbass (Post 8480658)
... and surprisingly enough, I don' think a Dollarama exists in Mount Pearl.

I live in Mount Pearl, and yes, it is a Dollarama-free zone. There is just nowhere to put one. The Only Deals store has a long term lease in the Pearlgate area and a no-compete clause from what I heard, so that rules out the Pearlgate area which is pretty much the only area that has the space for one. There is pretty much nowhere on Commonwealth to accommodate one building wise and certainly not parking wise. I'm guessing the new Topsail Road West location serves part of Mount Pearl and the Galway location will serve the other part.

Tocchet22 Feb 20, 2019 6:04 PM

Downtown Business
 
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Originally Posted by Engibeer (Post 8480546)
Yeah, it was in the news last week.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfo...izon-1.5017751

Crisisnf Feb 27, 2019 1:59 AM

The Village
 
Was at the Village yesterday and noticed that Laura Secord is gone.

Also checked Hakim Optical and was pleasantly surprised to find the experienced staff of Sears Optical working there.

Arrakis Feb 27, 2019 12:10 PM

Laura Secord has been gone from the Village for quite some time now.

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Originally Posted by Crisisnf (Post 8488554)
Was at the Village yesterday and noticed that Laura Secord is gone.

Also checked Hakim Optical and was pleasantly surprised to find the experienced staff of Sears Optical working there.


Sox Feb 27, 2019 12:39 PM

I went to the Village Mall the other day, and I was pleasantly surprised that the VILLAGE MALL WAS STILL OPEN !!
This place has been a literal ghost-town for years now, and I am amazed that any retail outlet are able to keep their doors open in here , especially with such a obvious lack of traffic flow from Customers. With the exception of a small number of retailers, I am guessing that pretty much every store in the Village is on the verge of shutting down.

Crisisnf Feb 28, 2019 1:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Sox (Post 8488898)
I went to the Village Mall the other day, and I was pleasantly surprised that the VILLAGE MALL WAS STILL OPEN !!
This place has been a literal ghost-town for years now, and I am amazed that any retail outlet are able to keep their doors open in here , especially with such a obvious lack of traffic flow from Customers. With the exception of a small number of retailers, I am guessing that pretty much every store in the Village is on the verge of shutting down.

I think (hope) Sportchek us doing ok. Maybe Bed Bath and Beyond but I suspect you're right about the rest of them.

Larla77 Feb 28, 2019 12:50 PM

I would imagine Dollarama is doing ok haha. Also Tan Jay who are very popular with the senior set.

jjavman Feb 28, 2019 1:39 PM

Article on Downtown Rental prices
 
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfo...ifax-1.5033256

J_Murphy Feb 28, 2019 4:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Crisisnf (Post 8489938)
I think (hope) Sportchek us doing ok. Maybe Bed Bath and Beyond but I suspect you're right about the rest of them.

Don't forget Home Hardware. I suspect that does well, although I don't visit there much. Convenient location for a hardware store for anyone living in the west end. I wonder if the TGH impacted their business now that Home Depot and Kent is more accessible from that part of town.

Larla77 Mar 1, 2019 11:52 PM

More downtown news. Whink has purchased the Newfoundland Weavery. Also the Kitchen Queen has closed.

Kessel Run Mar 9, 2019 6:33 PM

How to increase spending downtown: Close streets to traffic. It's crazy how both Water and Duckworth are both two way traffic. It would be better for traffic, businesses and padestrians alike if they were at least one way.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlton...mpression=true

Larla77 Mar 24, 2019 12:34 PM

Report on Galway retail on ntv the other night. Nothing new really although they did mention a large retailer that had yet to be announced. They talked to the managers of a few stavanger stores that are opening locations in galway (Marshall's, etc) and the managers said the stavanger stores were staying. Also they reported the bowrings space has been leased.

KDMusic Mar 24, 2019 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Larla77 (Post 8516616)
Report on Galway retail on ntv the other night. Nothing new really although they did mention a large retailer that had yet to be announced. They talked to the managers of a few stavanger stores that are opening locations in galway (Marshall's, etc) and the managers said the stavanger stores were staying. Also they reported the bowrings space has been leased.

http://ntv.ca/new-galway-retail-stri...t-school-year/
here's a video link for anyone interested!

goodgrowth Mar 25, 2019 12:01 PM

Ropewalk Lane Area Booming After Injection of New Businesses:
http://vocm.com/news/ropewalk-lane-a...ew-businesses/


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