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wmemeadusjr Feb 17, 2016 3:43 PM

The new North Atlantic gas bar and Orange Store on the corner of Southland's Boulevard and Great Southern Drive is now open. The Orange Store is in the centre of the building with leasable space on each side. I have now heard that the smaller space to the right will be a pizza chain. I don't know which one. Likely another Domino's, although I would love to see a Papa John's, since they are in most provinces and it's time they set up shop here. The larger space on the left which also contains a drive thru will be a Dairy Queen.

Sox Mar 4, 2016 1:55 PM

Can anyone confirm these rumours ? Seems like a very small space to have a Dairy Queen ? And not much parking. Anyone with any info ?

KnightFury Mar 4, 2016 4:01 PM

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Originally Posted by wmemeadusjr (Post 7332576)
The Avalon Mall has been in the news again. Apparently, a proposal is forthcoming on the reconfigured intersection of Kenmount and Polina Roads to be done with the City of St. John's. It will be part of a bigger proposal for the area. My guess is that there will be at least a free standing restaurant or two included on each side of this new intersection. I also heard that there are big plans for the nearby Woodgate Plaza which is now owned by Crombie (the Avalon Mall's owners). I can speculate that the lots will be merged. The rumour of H&M has been swirling around again for the Avalon Mall. I know the Woodgate will soon have lots of free space when Leon's moves to their new location in the old Canadian Tire building on Elizabeth Avenue.

Supposedly the Woodgate Plaza is going to be taken down, except for the Toys R Us section, and then rebuilt in a different configuration. This will be similar to what they did with the plaza that Golden Phoenix used to be attached to, and we now know as Globo, Roots, etc. As well (supposedly), a bridge will be built over the river connecting the parking lots. This would reinforce someone saying they saw pictures being taken of the river.

This is my first post - been reading the forum for years and didn't feel like I had anything to contribute so I never joined. Finally decided to make the plunge. :)
"Hello, everyone."

statbass Mar 4, 2016 4:50 PM

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Originally Posted by KnightFury (Post 7358843)
Supposedly the Woodgate Plaza is going to be taken down, except for the Toys R Us section, and then rebuilt in a different configuration. This will be similar to what they did with the plaza that Golden Phoenix used to be attached to, and we now know as Globo, Roots, etc. As well (supposedly), a bridge will be built over the river connecting the parking lots. This would reinforce someone saying they saw pictures being taken of the river.

This is my first post - been reading the forum for years and didn't feel like I had anything to contribute so I never joined. Finally decided to make the plunge. :)
"Hello, everyone."

Hmm.. very interesting. Welcome to the forum!

Arrakis Mar 9, 2016 3:05 PM

Imperial Oil has sold Esso in Canada

Apparently the Newfoundland locations were sold to Wilson Oil of Nova Scotia. So I guess a rebranding is in the future for the Esso locations here in Newfoundland. Wilson's branding looks kinda dated and comes across as a small family gas stop based on the few photos i could find on Google.

Here is a link to the news story.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-s...tail-1.3482931

statbass Mar 9, 2016 3:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Arrakis (Post 7364530)
Imperial Oil has sold Esso in Canada

Apparently the Newfoundland locations were sold to Wilson Oil of Nova Scotia. So I guess a rebranding is in the future for the Esso locations here in Newfoundland. Wilson's branding looks kinda dated and comes across as a small family gas stop based on the few photos i could find on Google.

Here is a link to the news story.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-s...tail-1.3482931

Kind of reminds me of the Western Petroleum stations located throughout the province. That reminds me, does anyone else find it ironic that a gas retailer owned and operated in Canada'a most easterly province is called "Western Petroleum"? Just read on their website the company was founded on the west coast... still a bit funny though.

Offshore1 Mar 9, 2016 7:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Arrakis (Post 7364530)
Imperial Oil has sold Esso in Canada

Apparently the Newfoundland locations were sold to Wilson Oil of Nova Scotia. So I guess a rebranding is in the future for the Esso locations here in Newfoundland. Wilson's branding looks kinda dated and comes across as a small family gas stop based on the few photos i could find on Google.

Here is a link to the news story.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-s...tail-1.3482931

From what I can see it looks like they'll remain as Esso Stations. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-s...tail-1.3482931
I am familiar with Wilsons gas from travels to Nova Scotia. I didn't know they are already the Esso retailer ( as per article ) in Nova Scotia.

NewfBC Apr 8, 2016 2:14 AM

Downtown St. John's fixture Sportscraft moving west
 
After decades on Water Street, the store is relocating to Ropewalk Lane
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfou...lane-1.3525120

Ron.

Arrakis Apr 16, 2016 1:16 PM

I was driving downtown yesterday and was surprised to see that Fogtown Barbershop on Prescott St was gone...only to be pleasantly made aware that they are moving around the corner to Water Street from its Prescott St location into a larger space due to its popularity. Nice to see a local business prosper and grow.

J_Murphy Apr 16, 2016 1:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Arrakis (Post 7410046)
I was driving downtown yesterday and was surprised to see that Fogtown Barbershop on Prescott St was gone...only to be pleasantly made aware that they are moving around the corner to Water Street from its Prescott St location into a larger space due to its popularity. Nice to see a local business prosper and grow.

Yeah that was actually announced a few months ago in the telegram I believe. I think they planned to move earlier but had to do some work on the new place. It is a very popular spot. I go there and they are always busy. Rock and punk music plays constantly, the barbers openly curse and you can even flip through a Playboy while you wait...I love it!

Arrakis Apr 19, 2016 8:54 PM

Heard a rumour recently that Loblaws has purchased the now bankrupted ACAN Windows building on McNamara Drive opposite the brand new Sobeys. Can anyone confirm this rumour? That wouldn't be surprising. Apparently that new Sobeys in Paradise has affected sales at Dominion in Mt Pearls Pearlgate location.

jthetzel Apr 24, 2016 4:39 PM

An interesting new business, From the Wharf, is aiming to create an online market place to allow individuals and restaurants to purchase seafood directly from local harvesters. Something like an Etsy for fish. The business model is made possible by the recent change in provincial legislation allowing direct sales from harvesters. If you live in the St. John's metro area, your order is delivered to your door for $5. The site is set to launch formally in May, but I just ordered some snow crab last night. Good to see St. John's at the forefront of local seafood e-commerce.

Website: https://www.fromthewharf.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/from_the_wharf
CBC article: http://www.cbc.ca/1.3545417

rad709 Apr 24, 2016 11:03 PM

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Originally Posted by jthetzel (Post 7419007)
An interesting new business, From the Wharf, is aiming to create an online market place to allow individuals and restaurants to purchase seafood directly from local harvesters. Something like an Etsy for fish. The business model is made possible by the recent change in provincial legislation allowing direct sales from harvesters. If you live in the St. John's metro area, your order is delivered to your door for $5. The site is set to launch formally in May, but I just ordered some snow crab last night. Good to see St. John's at the forefront of local seafood e-commerce.

Website: https://www.fromthewharf.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/from_the_wharf
CBC article: http://www.cbc.ca/1.3545417

Thanks for the link. How was the overall ordering process/ service? Just curious before I try it out. :tup:

jthetzel Apr 25, 2016 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by rad709 (Post 7419279)
Thanks for the link. How was the overall ordering process/ service? Just curious before I try it out. :tup:

Presently in a crab coma. Will try to comment tomorrow.

jthetzel Apr 26, 2016 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by rad709 (Post 7419279)
Thanks for the link. How was the overall ordering process/ service? Just curious before I try it out. :tup:

I found the service to be excellent.

Ordered via the website on Sunday morning and could pay with credit card or PayPal. Received by email an order confirmation right away. Because this was From the Wharf's first batch of orders, the owner, Blaine Edwards, sent an email to everyone discussing the delivery process Sunday night. On Monday late morning, the fisherman, Bay Bulls' Jason Sullivan ( https://twitter.com/meanysisland ), delivered a plastic-lined box containing four live snow crabs on ice to my apartment (he landed at St. John's wharf earlier that morning). About an hour later I received an email confirming delivery. That evening, to my delight, but the crabs' dismay, the crab were boiled for ten minutes and eaten with a bottle of white wine and a quantity of melted butter that will not be discussed further.

I look forward to ordering from From the Wharf again ( https://fromthewharf.com/ ). In addition to the convenience, I really enjoy how From the Wharf personally connects the local customer with the local fisherman.

http://googledrive.com/host/0B2MVLRT...bs_preview.jpg

rad709 Apr 26, 2016 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by jthetzel (Post 7421668)
I found the service to be excellent.

Ordered via the website on Sunday morning and could pay with credit card or PayPal. Received by email an order confirmation right away. Because this was From the Wharf's first batch of orders, the owner, Blaine Edwards, sent an email to everyone discussing the delivery process Sunday night. On Monday late morning, the fisherman, Bay Bulls' Jason Sullivan ( https://twitter.com/meanysisland ), delivered a plastic-lined box containing four live snow crabs on ice to my apartment (he landed at St. John's wharf earlier that morning). About an hour later I received an email confirming delivery. That evening, to my delight, but the crabs' dismay, the crab were boiled for ten minutes and eaten with a bottle of white wine and a quantity of melted butter that will not be discussed further.

I look forward to ordering from From the Wharf again ( https://fromthewharf.com/ ). In addition to the convenience, I really enjoy how From the Wharf personally connects the local customer with the local fisherman.

http://googledrive.com/host/0B2MVLRT...bs_preview.jpg

Good stuff :tup: Thanks for the post.

Marty_Mcfly Apr 26, 2016 10:49 PM

Great review! Might have to check this out :cheers:

Engibeer May 5, 2016 10:40 AM

I noticed on the way to work this morning that signs are up in the old Water St Pharmacy (across from Shamrock) for a Marie's Minimart, coming Summer 2016.

Arrakis May 5, 2016 11:36 AM

Not good news for customers of Aeropostale.
http://www.marketingmag.ca/brands/ae...the-u-s-173840

Arrakis May 7, 2016 11:17 PM

The new Leon's Furniture Store on Elizabeth Ave. is now opened with grand opening coming later in June.


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