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Offshore1 May 8, 2016 3:38 PM

I was driving by the new "high end strip mall" on Kenmount Rd. a couple of days ago and saw some signs in the unit closest to Kelsey's restaurant. I can't remember the name on the signs and haven't had a chance to look since. Anyone have any idea who's moving in? ( If that's the case...)

Arrakis May 9, 2016 3:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Offshore1 (Post 7434935)
I was driving by the new "high end strip mall" on Kenmount Rd. a couple of days ago and saw some signs in the unit closest to Kelsey's restaurant. I can't remember the name on the signs and haven't had a chance to look since. Anyone have any idea who's moving in? ( If that's the case...)

It's a store called Madison Makenzie. They are a home decor store currently on
Topsail Road in Mount Pearl. Not sure if they are opening a third location or just moving into a new location. Here is a link to their site.
http://madisonmackenziehome.com

nando Jun 10, 2016 12:30 PM

Not sure where this should go, but I understand that the Majestic on the corner of new gower and duckworth will be opening its doors again soon. Still run by the church which bought it i believe, but will be a rentable venue for concerts, events, etc.

J_Murphy Jun 10, 2016 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by nando (Post 7469982)
Not sure where this should go, but I understand that the Majestic on the corner of new gower and duckworth will be opening its doors again soon. Still run by the church which bought it i believe, but will be a rentable venue for concerts, events, etc.

Awesome...I used to love that place for concerts back in the day.

Marty_Mcfly Jun 10, 2016 1:37 PM

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Originally Posted by J_Murphy (Post 7469992)
Awesome...I used to love that place for concerts back in the day.

Same. Went there for a Flogging Molly show about 5 years ago and it was awesome there.

Arrakis Jun 13, 2016 6:13 PM

Here is a pic of the new Leon's store on Elizabeth Avenue in the former Canadian Tire location. Piatto Restaurant is opened now too I think in what use to be the garden centre at CT on the left. Noticed the other day too that they are actually building onto the building where the auto shop use to be and very large windows have been installed on the at corner. Anyone hear of what might be going in there?

http://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/...60284491_o.jpg

wmemeadusjr Jun 15, 2016 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Arrakis (Post 7472918)
Here is a pic of the new Leon's store on Elizabeth Avenue in the former Canadian Tire location. Piatto Restaurant is opened now too I think in what use to be the garden centre at CT on the left. Noticed the other day too that they are actually building onto the building where the auto shop use to be and very large windows have been installed on the at corner. Anyone hear of what might be going in there?

http://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/...60284491_o.jpg

Dollarama is going on the end of the building that contained the auto centre.

elizabethf1985 Jun 22, 2016 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by wmemeadusjr (Post 7474774)
Dollarama is going on the end of the building that contained the auto centre.

Does anyone know if there's going to be something else in the space between Piatto and Leon's on Elizabeth Ave?

Arrakis Jun 26, 2016 1:45 PM

The Shoppes At Galway now have a devlopment map of their proposed shopping park posted on their website. Doesn't looking much different from the other big box parks around metro.

http://www.galwaynl.ca/wp-content/up...-APR-06-16.pdf

ec1983 Jun 28, 2016 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Arrakis (Post 7486479)
The Shoppes At Galway now have a devlopment map of their proposed shopping park posted on their website. Doesn't looking much different from the other big box parks around metro.

http://www.galwaynl.ca/wp-content/up...-APR-06-16.pdf


Why does the City of St. John's require so much parking. And is this the best the supposed 'world class' planners could come up with.

Has anyone visited Dartmouth Crossing in Nova Scotia? That is a very nice outdoor shopping set-up, kind of a fake old town style street. It promotes parking and walking from store to store as opposed to getting back in the car and driving to the next location like this development will do.

NewfBC Jun 29, 2016 5:14 AM

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Originally Posted by ec1983 (Post 7488037)
Why does the City of St. John's require so much parking. And is this the best the supposed 'world class' planners could come up with.

Has anyone visited Dartmouth Crossing in Nova Scotia? That is a very nice outdoor shopping set-up, kind of a fake old town style street. It promotes parking and walking from store to store as opposed to getting back in the car and driving to the next location like this development will do.

Dartmouth Crossing looks pretty similar to me...

http://www.dartmouthcrossing.com/ima...ory_214_VF.jpg

Ron.

jthetzel Jun 29, 2016 10:45 AM

Here's the Oakbrook Center in the Chicago 'burbs. It's basically an outdoor mall. It's well landscaped and pleasant to walk through.

http://googledrive.com/host/0B2MVLRT...center_map.png



Chicagoland's scale, of course, dwarfs Dannyland. Maybe a more fair comparison would be Main Street at Exton, in my hometown of Exton, Pennsylvania.

http://googledrive.com/host/0B2MVLRT...reet_exton.png


It's a relatively pleasant suburban experience to, after the Sunday youth soccer game, drive over to the Town Center, get a shiny new pair of sneakers from some anchor box, and then grab a coffee for Dad, some ice cream for the kids, and sit outside by some landscaped greenspace complete with real trees, all without having to jump back into the SUV.

Sox Jun 29, 2016 11:29 AM

It will never happen, but the smartest thing they could EVER do with this area is to open a PREMIUM OUTLET MALL, like the ones in Florida ! Do you know how many NL'ers travel exclusively to shop at OUTLET MALLS ? It would be an absolute goldmine if one opened here, plus it would also be a major tourist attraction for the entire East Coast of Canada.

If they opened outlet shops like Nike, Columbia, Adidas, Puma , Coach etc etc etc (all shops that aren't currently here already ) it would allow NL'ers for once , the ability to stay here and shop, Instead of going to Toronto or Florida -- this would be the biggest thing to hit St. John's in last 50 years ! Add in a couple major key retailers like an IKEA , a new Cineplex Theatre, and a couple of New restaurant franchises ---and you have an instant success on your hands. Also , add a major hotel chain on site, and it would be one of the busiest hotels on the Island. To me , this is a NO- Brainer.

But, Like I said, I cannot see them ever being smart enough to put such a luxury here, and I guarantee all Dannyland is ever going to be is just another Kelsey drive/Stavanger Drive copy . All the same ole, same ole shops.

The closest Premium outlet Mall to St. John's is in Halton Hills, Ontario ( Just outside Missassauga ) --- Put one here, and spin-off benefits to St.John's/Mount Pearl would be huge !

Just my 2 cents

wmemeadusjr Jun 29, 2016 6:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Sox (Post 7489270)
It will never happen, but the smartest thing they could EVER do with this area is to open a PREMIUM OUTLET MALL, like the ones in Florida ! Do you know how many NL'ers travel exclusively to shop at OUTLET MALLS ? It would be an absolute goldmine if one opened here, plus it would also be a major tourist attraction for the entire East Coast of Canada.

If they opened outlet shops like Nike, Columbia, Adidas, Puma , Coach etc etc etc (all shops that aren't currently here already ) it would allow NL'ers for once , the ability to stay here and shop, Instead of going to Toronto or Florida -- this would be the biggest thing to hit St. John's in last 50 years ! Add in a couple major key retailers like an IKEA , a new Cineplex Theatre, and a couple of New restaurant franchises ---and you have an instant success on your hands. Also , add a major hotel chain on site, and it would be one of the busiest hotels on the Island. To me , this is a NO- Brainer.

But, Like I said, I cannot see them ever being smart enough to put such a luxury here, and I guarantee all Dannyland is ever going to be is just another Kelsey drive/Stavanger Drive copy . All the same ole, same ole shops.

The closest Premium outlet Mall to St. John's is in Halton Hills, Ontario ( Just outside Missassauga ) --- Put one here, and spin-off benefits to St.John's/Mount Pearl would be huge !

Just my 2 cents

I agree with your 2 cents on both your points -that it will never happen. -and that it would be a great idea. I hope Danny proves us wrong and creates something unique. I'm sure it will be more of the same. If so, I can't see myself going in there very often. I'll also need a supply of Gravol after circling three (possibly 4) roundabouts to get in there.

statbass Jun 30, 2016 5:51 PM

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Originally Posted by NewfBC (Post 7489196)
Dartmouth Crossing looks pretty similar to me...

Ron.

Agreed. I've been to Dartmouth Crossing a few times. Although it's definitely designed much better than Stavanger Dr. it's still not the most walker-friendly box store area around. Pretty much run-of-the-mill. Nice stores there...

statbass Jun 30, 2016 5:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Arrakis (Post 7486479)
The Shoppes At Galway now have a devlopment map of their proposed shopping park posted on their website. Doesn't looking much different from the other big box parks around metro.

http://www.galwaynl.ca/wp-content/up...-APR-06-16.pdf

Anyone know what stores are slated to go here? I heard another Costco, IKEA, Walmart with a full grocery store, and another Cineplex. I'm kidding of course....:P

I know, that was really evil of me.

Marty_Mcfly Jun 30, 2016 6:36 PM

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Originally Posted by statbass (Post 7490856)
Anyone know what stores are slated to go here? I heard another Costco, IKEA, Walmart with a full grocery store, and another Cineplex. I'm kidding of course....:P

I know, that was really evil of me.

Based on building size we can rule out Costco, none of the buildings are big enough. Wal Mart and Cineplex could be options, though Cineplex cancelling the Hebron Way theatre may not bode well for a new west end location.

wardo44 Jun 30, 2016 7:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Marty_Mcfly (Post 7490905)
Based on building size we can rule out Costco, none of the buildings are big enough. Wal Mart and Cineplex could be options, though Cineplex cancelling the Hebron Way theatre may not bode well for a new west end location.

I disagree & think that Cineplex is a much better fit out here than at Hebron Way. They need to do something (close / relocate) with Mount Pearl Square & this highway location will better serve folks & families coming in from the growing communities past the by-pass.

NewfBC Jul 1, 2016 7:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Marty_Mcfly (Post 7490905)
Based on building size we can rule out Costco, none of the buildings are big enough. Wal Mart and Cineplex could be options, though Cineplex cancelling the Hebron Way theatre may not bode well for a new west end location.

Have you been inside a modern new Walmart Supercentre? They're about 200-thousand sq ft. Larger than most Costco locations.

The 'Dannyland' map that's posted is a 'concept' map. The buildings have not been built and I'm sure there will be many adjustments before they begin.

Ron.

Arrakis Jul 23, 2016 8:15 PM

Drove by Ropewalk Lane today and noticed some major work being done on the old former Dominion store there. Also noticed that an approval was granted in the City of St John's commercial proposals for 50 Ropewalk Lane which is the Dominion location. It did not specify though what was going there. Anybody hear of what it might be?


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