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Offshore1 Nov 8, 2020 11:54 PM

The Brick
 
Driving along Kenmount Rd. today I saw a Grand Opening sign hung outside the new Brick store, but there's no actual store signage yet.

Seems a little cart before the horse but OK:shrug:

PF1962 Nov 13, 2020 3:06 PM

Opening November 19. I have a screen shot to post but I don’t know how).
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Originally Posted by Offshore1 (Post 9100378)
Driving along Kenmount Rd. today I saw a Grand Opening sign hung outside the new Brick store, but there's no actual store signage yet.

Seems a little cart before the horse but OK:shrug:


Tocchet22 Nov 25, 2020 1:20 PM

Naturalizer closing in Canada
 
Naturalizer expected to close all 60+ locations in Canada, including Avalon Mall and Village, in order to focus online.

https://www.thestar.com/business/202...us-canada.html

wmemeadusjr Dec 9, 2020 3:32 PM

Pipers is returning to Mount Pearl. It's only been a year since they left their location on Commonwealth Avenue, but they are coming back in the old Max Athletic building near the entrance to Galway.

Tocchet22 Dec 17, 2020 6:16 PM

Former Quiznos - SmartCenters Mount Pearl
 
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Originally Posted by wmemeadusjr (Post 9063972)
Crews are working on the former Quizno's in Mount Pearl and also the former Madison MacKenzie on Kenmount Road. They obviously have tenants but I have no idea what they are. Anyone else know?

Now Synergy Supplements & Nutrition

https://synergysupplements.ca/

goodgrowth Dec 18, 2020 8:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Tocchet22 (Post 9136579)
Now Synergy Supplements & Nutrition

https://synergysupplements.ca/

Guess they are moving in now that GNC is gone. Always wondered how well these supplement stores do. I use to buy that stuff but not anymore.

Think it would be more lucrative it were directly in the same building as a gym.

Larla77 Jan 13, 2021 11:12 AM

Wasnt sure where this would fit. Axtion announced they were closing last night. They are closing their doors this weekend due to low numbers of customers because of fear of covid. Rocket moved their downtown location to keep their business open. If things don't improve soon we could see more closures which is sad to see.

Tommyswally Jan 13, 2021 8:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Larla77 (Post 9158038)
Wasnt sure where this would fit. Axtion announced they were closing last night. They are closing their doors this weekend due to low numbers of customers because of fear of covid. Rocket moved their downtown location to keep their business open. If things don't improve soon we could see more closures which is sad to see.

Very sad indeed, all the local businesses are being wiped out. The only thing left standing will be the multi-national corporations, a bitter pill to swallow

statbass Jan 14, 2021 1:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Tommyswally (Post 9158606)
Very sad indeed, all the local businesses are being wiped out. The only thing left standing will be the multi-national corporations, a bitter pill to swallow

Yes, a bitter pill indeed. It's very saddening to see local businesses hemorrhage and not be able to do anything about it. Once we go back to "normal", I wonder how many locally owned businesses will be able to get back on their feet vs national chains establishing those businesses here? I sure hope local businesses can do it, they're the engines of our local economy.... the money will stay here... we need that!

wmemeadusjr Jan 18, 2021 3:46 PM

RBC is closing their 664 Topsail Road location. They've been their since the late 60's/early 70's. Staff and services will be consolidated with their Kelsey Drive branch. I'm not sure when the actual closing date is.

KDMusic Jan 25, 2021 8:49 PM

Anybody know what happened to EBGames on Kelsey Drive? Drove by today and noticed the sign is gone and the inside is packed up. Google says its temporarily closed but it looks pretty permanent from the outside.

statbass Jan 25, 2021 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by KDMusic (Post 9170336)
Anybody know what happened to EBGames on Kelsey Drive? Drove by today and noticed the sign is gone and the inside is packed up. Google says its temporarily closed but it looks pretty permanent from the outside.

Another victim of booming online retail coupled with COVID-19 slowdowns. I believe the location at the Village is closed too. I went to the Kelsey location just before Christmas to pick up a game for my son. I purposely wanted to buy from a local spot. Tried Toy R Us first but no luck. I waited outside at EBgames for 20 mins (Max limit of 5 iirc). Finally got inside and they didn't have the game either. Went out to my car and three taps on the screen had it ordered - delivered to my doorstep in 2-3 weeks. I could have tried at another location but couldn't risk the potential wait time with no reward. It's just a really tough environment for brick and mortar stores right now.

J_Murphy Jan 28, 2021 1:23 PM

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Originally Posted by statbass (Post 9170544)
Another victim of booming online retail coupled with COVID-19 slowdowns. I believe the location at the Village is closed too. I went to the Kelsey location just before Christmas to pick up a game for my son. I purposely wanted to buy from a local spot. Tried Toy R Us first but no luck. I waited outside at EBgames for 20 mins (Max limit of 5 iirc). Finally got inside and they didn't have the game either. Went out to my car and three taps on the screen had it ordered - delivered to my doorstep in 2-3 weeks. I could have tried at another location but couldn't risk the potential wait time with no reward. It's just a really tough environment for brick and mortar stores right now.

There is an EBgames in Avalon Mall too isn't there? I can understand how two locations so close to one another wouldn't be sustainable.

If you want to try local for video games, have you been to Games exchange on Freshwater Road? Not sure if they sell new but they have a massive collection of used games. Prices are better than new and I've found the quality good. Staff are great there too.

statbass Jan 28, 2021 3:03 PM

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Originally Posted by J_Murphy (Post 9173036)
There is an EBgames in Avalon Mall too isn't there? I can understand how two locations so close to one another wouldn't be sustainable.

If you want to try local for video games, have you been to Games exchange on Freshwater Road? Not sure if they sell new but they have a massive collection of used games. Prices are better than new and I've found the quality good. Staff are great there too.

Thanks for the recommendation! I've been there before (many years ago) but I think it was called something else. To be completely honest, I forgot this place existed. :cheers:

BruceChafe Jan 28, 2021 3:26 PM

New restaurant opening at the shopping centre in Paradise, Pur & Simple, looks to be a mix of Freshii and Cora.

https://pursimple.com/menus/

goodgrowth Jan 28, 2021 3:48 PM

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Originally Posted by BruceChafe (Post 9173149)
New restaurant opening at the shopping centre in Paradise, Pur & Simple, looks to be a mix of Freshii and Cora.

https://pursimple.com/menus/

Assuming you mean Paradise Plaza (next to Octagon pond) for the "shopping centre"?...

BruceChafe Jan 28, 2021 4:32 PM

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Originally Posted by goodgrowth (Post 9173183)
Assuming you mean Paradise Plaza (next to Octagon pond) for the "shopping centre"?...

That's the one! Apologies, could not remember the name of it.

J_Murphy Feb 2, 2021 5:54 PM

Gap is opening in the Avalon Mall tomorrow...

Arrakis Mar 9, 2021 4:33 PM

Giant Tiger has been working on a new concept for its stores in its head office Ottawa location. It’s also still in expansion mode to add to its already 258 locations, noting that its not in BC or Newfoundland...Yet.

Link to article...
https://www.retail-insider.com/retai...oncept-photos/

Question. Where would you like to see a Giant Tiger locate in metro?

Tocchet22 Mar 9, 2021 4:48 PM

Giant Tiger
 
Question. Where would you like to see a Giant Tiger locate in metro?[/QUOTE]

Saw Giant Tiger transport truck at Costco last week...have seen a few of them around in the past year.

Plaza Retail website shows lease pending for large space to be built next to Dollarama in Galway. Thinking that would be a good location.


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