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Ayreonaut Nov 13, 2012 7:35 PM

I couldn't care less about H&M. ;)

Robg Nov 13, 2012 7:49 PM

They could be waiting to the future avalon mall expansion. I was speaking with a friend who is a long time tenant and he was saying the mall is going to under take extensive expansion in the next few years including a parking structure and using some of the land they own around the toys r us shopping plaza.

Arrakis Nov 13, 2012 8:18 PM

If the mall expands again, they have to put a second floor all the way down to Sears from the escalators at Fog City. And then build a parking garage on the O'Leary avenue side. They could probably build a second parking garage near the Columbus Drive Thorburn Rd Parking lot if need be.

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Originally Posted by Robg (Post 5900268)
They could be waiting to the future avalon mall expansion. I was speaking with a friend who is a long time tenant and he was saying the mall is going to under take extensive expansion in the next few years including a parking structure and using some of the land they own around the toys r us shopping plaza.


Townie709 Nov 13, 2012 9:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Robg (Post 5900268)
They could be waiting to the future avalon mall expansion. I was speaking with a friend who is a long time tenant and he was saying the mall is going to under take extensive expansion in the next few years including a parking structure and using some of the land they own around the toys r us shopping plaza.

Great news! The Avalon Mall is long overdue for an expansion. I always wondered why they haven't yet because they have so much land!

Looking forward to it in the coming years!

jeddy1989 Nov 13, 2012 9:43 PM

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This excites me VERY much! I hope they are going to build up! and not like another wing .. or worse a bigger strip or something stupid

This could be a very significant mall in Atlantic Canada :D

I CANNOT wait to hear more about this!

Townie709 Nov 13, 2012 9:58 PM

Well by the sounds of it you could be waiting a few years :haha:

I hope they add a second story from the theaters to sears like was mentioned above. I also hope it would not just be another new wing. It would be awesome if they could take out those low ceilings in that area and have two open levels and a skylit ceiling! (Kind of like the eaton center)

I'm also excited to hear more about this in the future. I will just try to be patient because I don't expect to hear anymore on this for a while.

jeddy1989 Nov 14, 2012 3:56 AM

OK so I was in the Avalon mall for a movie tonight and notice some changes

the Envy store is now fully moves, there is now a games store (board games and such) where Envy use to be. There is a new store next to psudio where a jewelry store was and it's called Lids, It's not open yet but you can see that it's a hat store.

Also foot locker seems to have moved it's operation next to the new Envy and has one entrance .. BUT like half of the space (where it use to be on the corner) is not accessible and I don't know why, it is the size of like an entire other store :shrug:
there are SO many kiosks now it's like holy crap expand already Alavon mall! lol

PoscStudent Nov 14, 2012 4:08 AM

I've been to Lids in other cities, they sell nothing by hats I believe.

jeddy1989 Nov 14, 2012 2:01 PM

So we now have three walmarts in St. John's and one in Mount Pearl, this definitely covers the areas of the city better. All they need now to be idealy cnvenient is one in CBS as well.

just out of curiosity how many walmarts are in Halifax? (not that it's a measure of anything ahha I'm just curious)

SignalHillHiker Nov 14, 2012 2:04 PM

I wish it wasn't Walmart. Even something like Target is a better employer. Granted, you can't judge American corporations by their employment practices in the States because the law offers much better protections for employees in Canada and they're required to comply when doing business here... but, still... I hate supporting companies that have Walmart's negative influence on quality of life, and also I hate supporting big box developments. Argh!

MonctonRad Nov 14, 2012 2:18 PM

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Originally Posted by jeddy1989 (Post 5901093)
So we now have three walmarts in St. John's and one in Mount Pearl, this definitely covers the areas of the city better. All they need now to be idealy cnvenient is one in CBS as well.

just out of curiosity how many walmarts are in Halifax? (not that it's a measure of anything ahha I'm just curious)

Not sure about Halifax, but there are two in Moncton for about 142k people. If metro St. John's has four (for about 196k people), then you guys are definitely more Walmartified than we are... :)

Marty_Mcfly Nov 14, 2012 2:42 PM

There are 4 Wal Mart locations in the HRM. 2 in Halifax, one in Dartmouth, and one in Lower Sackville. All of a sudden our 4 locations seems a little overkill.

jeddy1989 Nov 14, 2012 2:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Marty_Mcfly (Post 5901125)
There are 4 Wal Mart locations in the HRM. 2 in Halifax, one in Dartmouth, and one in Lower Sackville. All of a sudden our 4 locations seems a little overkill.

I think the ones in Halifax are larger (I could be wrong) so I think we are just spreading it out because we are a bit more spread out

I think you could put like two more here and they'd all still do very well hahaha

Arrakis Nov 14, 2012 3:15 PM

I looked into the rumor of a Kelsey's opening in St. John's in the near future as they had Newfoundland listed on their website as one of the provinces where they have a location. However, I was informed by Kelsey's yesterday that they have no plans at this time to open a restaurant here and that website Newfoundland listing was a mistake and will be corrected soon. I do recall however some time ago, there was an ad in the Telegram looking for possible franchisee's for Kelsey's and Milestones for this province.

PoscStudent Nov 14, 2012 3:43 PM

I don't see anything wrong with Wal Mart.

Ayreonaut Nov 14, 2012 4:15 PM

If other people want to shop at Wal-Mart, whatever, but I haven't been to one in nearly two years and don't see myself going anytime in the near future.

I'm sure I could actually form an argument for being fundamentally opposed to them if I had the time or ambition to look at their structure, policies, and impacts on nearby businesses, but I have neither right now.

SignalHillHiker Nov 14, 2012 4:21 PM

We have the same number of Walmarts as Halifax? That's ridiculous. Talk about a sign our suburban sprawl is awful. Only one of our Walmarts is central, right?

icetea93 Nov 14, 2012 4:27 PM

Yeah there are 4 Walmarts in Halifax, though I think there will be 1-2 more due to the Target takeover of some Zeller's locations.

The Walmarts here are mostly very large, especially the Dartmouth Crossing and Bayer's Lake stores which will soon become Walmart Supercentres.

SignalHillHiker Nov 14, 2012 4:35 PM

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Originally Posted by icetea93 (Post 5901260)
Yeah there are 4 Walmarts in Halifax, though I think there will be 1-2 more due to the Target takeover of some Zeller's locations.

The Walmarts here are mostly very large, especially the Dartmouth Crossing and Bayer's Lake stores which will soon become Walmart Supercentres.

Argh, I want a proper Target so bad. It'd be nice to have a real alternative to Walmart that's actually as good.

I was so excited about that coming to Winnipeg but I left before it happened, ha!

jeddy1989 Nov 14, 2012 4:37 PM

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Originally Posted by SignalHillHiker (Post 5901276)
Argh, I want a proper Target so bad. It'd be nice to have a real alternative to Walmart that's actually as good.

I was so excited about that coming to Winnipeg but I left before it happened, ha!

umm we are bud lol It's opening in the zellers on stavanger

also the walmart on stavanger is supose to turn into a supercentre, my sister works there and they've been talking about it for a while, it's either suppose to expand behind the existing building or build a new one behind it.


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