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statbass Oct 2, 2012 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by rthomasd (Post 5851442)
Not much progress yet, working on the sewer lines. Here's a picture from yesterday.
Interesting how they write the site name on the sewer pipes along with the date. I wonder what "tub" is ?
http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0d4782fc.jpg
http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2fc394d2.jpg
http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/...psd9cc1426.jpg

I think TUB is actually TDB which would stand for TD bank. I believe that's whats going up next to Swiss Chalet. I think the 'D' was poorly written :cheers:

SignalHillHiker Oct 2, 2012 4:12 PM

I love these pictures. I feel sneaky just looking at them, ha! No idea why.

IronMan Oct 3, 2012 11:39 PM

Hi all - found some info on the development behind Dominion on Aberdeen Ave. Confirmed new stores are Bulk Barn, Dollarama, Jones New York, Stokes, Banana Republic Factory Outlet, Ardene and Golf Town. Five more spaced to be leased in this development. Got this info from http://thompsoncentres.com/aberdeen-overview.html

Townie709 Oct 3, 2012 11:45 PM

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Originally Posted by IronMan (Post 5854416)
Hi all - found some info on the development behind Dominion on Aberdeen Ave. Confirmed new stores are Bulk Barn, Dollarama, Jones New York, Stokes, Banana Republic Factory Outlet, Ardene and Golf Town. Five more spaced to be leased in this development. Got this info from http://thompsoncentres.com/aberdeen-overview.html

Yay, an east end bulk barn!!! the addition of the other stores to the city are awesome too! but really, how many dollarama's do we need xD

jeddy1989 Oct 4, 2012 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Townie709 (Post 5854428)
Yay, an east end bulk barn!!! the addition of the other stores to the city are awesome too! but really, how many dollarama's do we need xD

I'm quite happy that we are getting a couple of new stores and not just repeats... I'm sure more are to come with the "feild Power Centre" and the huge one in Glencrest .. we cant have them all be repeats (I'm hoping for an Ikea PLEASE among others)

That will make it Dollarama number 5 for metro ;)

statbass Oct 4, 2012 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by jeddy1989 (Post 5855003)
I'm quite happy that we are getting a couple of new stores and not just repeats... I'm sure more are to come with the "feild Power Centre" and the huge one in Glencrest .. we cant have them all be repeats (I'm hoping for an Ikea PLEASE among others)

That will make it Dollarama number 5 for metro ;)

I wonder what the saturation point is for Dollaramas here? :haha:

SignalHillHiker Oct 4, 2012 12:10 PM

You know, I shop at thrift stores - no issue there - but I still can't bring myself to walk into a Dollarama. The stuff is just so cheap - and I don't mean inexpensive.

It seems like the type of place where the cat food is ground up cat.

jeddy1989 Oct 4, 2012 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by statbass (Post 5855013)
I wonder what the saturation point is for Dollaramas here? :haha:

Well I was looking at the location finder on dollarama website and in the halifax region theres like 8 ... well I mean how many tim hortons are there??? I really wanna know that numer .. how many in the St. John's Metro Area .. because I have tried to count them all then i realize i missed a whole bunch or i walk into a building and didnt realize there was one there before

I tried looking for it in locator on the Tim Hortons website .. however they do it by leters and the letters run out so when you move down the map to include like CBS it re calulates and looses some of the other locations on the map lmao .. so we know that there are at least 28 ;)

J_Murphy Oct 4, 2012 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by IronMan (Post 5854416)
Hi all - found some info on the development behind Dominion on Aberdeen Ave. Confirmed new stores are Bulk Barn, Dollarama, Jones New York, Stokes, Banana Republic Factory Outlet, Ardene and Golf Town. Five more spaced to be leased in this development. Got this info from http://thompsoncentres.com/aberdeen-overview.html

Excellent news. I'm glad to hear that golftown is for sure since Golf and Gear is closing. I had a feeling they might have been closing for this reason. I'm also happy there will be an east end bulk barn and we will finally have a Banana Republic!

Townie709 Oct 4, 2012 5:58 PM

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Originally Posted by jeddy1989 (Post 5855003)
I'm quite happy that we are getting a couple of new stores and not just repeats... I'm sure more are to come with the "feild Power Centre" and the huge one in Glencrest .. we cant have them all be repeats (I'm hoping for an Ikea PLEASE among others)

That will make it Dollarama number 5 for metro ;)

Was it ikea or Lowes that wanted to buy Rona, but the government stopped it?

J_Murphy Oct 4, 2012 6:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Townie709 (Post 5855428)
Was it ikea or Lowes that wanted to buy Rona, but the government stopped it?

Lowes. http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/stor...d-dropped.html

Townie709 Oct 4, 2012 6:14 PM

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Originally Posted by J_Murphy (Post 5855436)

Thanks! An ikea would be awesome too! I have a friend who is a contractor who makes a living on building houses and selling them and he always uses ikea whether he buys it online, or purchases stuff on vacation. I know he would be thrilled if we got one!

J_Murphy Oct 4, 2012 6:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Townie709 (Post 5855455)
Thanks! An ikea would be awesome too! I have a friend who is a contractor who makes a living on building houses and selling them and he always uses ikea whether he buys it online, or purchases stuff on vacation. I know he would be thrilled if we got one!

I would love an IKEA as well but can't see it happening. We just don't have the population base.

Townie709 Oct 4, 2012 6:38 PM

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Originally Posted by J_Murphy (Post 5855481)
I would love an IKEA as well but can't see it happening. We just don't have the population base.

We have 200,000 in the metro region, how much more could we possibly need??

J_Murphy Oct 4, 2012 6:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Townie709 (Post 5855496)
We have 200,000 in the metro region, how much more could we possibly need??

We would need another 1.8 million to meet their requirement of 2 million....which I don't see happening anytime soon....or ever.:(

NBNYer Oct 4, 2012 6:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Townie709 (Post 5855496)
We have 200,000 in the metro region, how much more could we possibly need??

Actually about 800,000

Ikea has stated before that they're not interested in markets under 1,000,000. Although they made an exception with Winnipeg at only 770,000 metro.

Townie709 Oct 4, 2012 6:55 PM

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Originally Posted by NBNYer (Post 5855511)
Actually about 800,000

Ikea has stated before that they're not interested in markets under 1,000,000. Although they made an exception with Winnipeg at only 770,000 metro.

Really?? That's suprising! I guess we won't be getting one.. Ever! xD

Arrakis Oct 4, 2012 6:55 PM

St. John's population base is no where big enough to support an IKEA store. We would need at least 500,000 minimum I would say or probably higher. Too bad IKEA doesn't build smaller stores to suit the geographic markets.

memurrray Oct 4, 2012 7:05 PM

The Scope did a piece on this a while back:

http://thescope.ca/bestofstjohns/bes...2%80%99s-needs

jeddy1989 Oct 4, 2012 7:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Arrakis (Post 5855520)
St. John's population base is no where big enough to support an IKEA store. We would need at least 500,000 minimum I would say or probably higher. Too bad IKEA doesn't build smaller stores to suit the geographic markets.

I cannot see why they need such a population base .. I've been in Ikeas in cities in Sweden much smaller than St. John's

Edit: That being said it doesn't mean that they don't have that policy in their International expansion strategy ... unfortunate though ...Ikeas are awesome

these are where their other canadian locations are:
AB, Calgary
AB, Edmonton
BC, Coquitlam
BC, Richmond
ON, Burlington
ON, Etobicoke
ON, North York
ON, Ottawa
ON, Vaughan
QC, Boucherville
QC, Montreal

According to their site
http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_CA/ikny_splash.html


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