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Old Posted Aug 12, 2019, 4:44 PM
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Here is a web page link for Bill Worb for those of you who wish to delve more deeply.
https://billworbfurs.com/
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2019, 5:32 PM
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Looks like work has started back in earnest on the pumping station project after a bit of a pause. Workers out there pouring/spreading concrete on the 3rd floor at 6:30 this morning.
They've also finally started (and finished a big chunk of) the landscaping along James in front of the heritage portion. I'd imagine Think.Shift was starting to get annoyed that after a year they still had to walk on a piece of plywood surrounded by mud to get into the building, haha.
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2019, 7:54 PM
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The new owner of the Gregg Building has the full support of Heritage Winnipeg. Jay Knysh ‘is exactly who we want to own the building,‘ said executive director Cindy Tugwell.

The interior of the Gregg Building.

An abandoned day spa sits intact on the second floor of the Gregg Building.

The vault on the first floor of the Gregg Building.

An antique passenger elevator inside the Gregg Building, which new owner Jay Knysh would like to preserve and put on display.

A detail on the gate of the old passenger elevator.

Antique metal ceiling trim inside the Gregg Building.

An interior staircase in the Gregg Building, which is being cleaned by workers before redevelopment begins.

Windows with stained glass detailing were left behind by a previous tenant.

A worker cleans the interior of the Gregg Building.



Vault door that has been modified to be used as a regular door.

One of the murals sitting on the rooftop of the Gregg Building, being dwarfed by some of the taller downtown buildings.

Murals adorn the structures on the Gregg Building rooftop.

Part of the downtown skyline serves as a backdrop to the Gregg Building rooftop murals.

Some of the brickwork is in need of reparations.



Love it. Can't wait to see the finished product. And yes, more of these please!
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2019, 10:59 PM
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That's great news. Another historic building to be refurbished.

Does anyone know what day spa was located in the building?
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2019, 11:21 PM
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That's great news. Another historic building to be refurbished.

Does anyone know what day spa was located in the building?
It was part of The Vault hair salon.

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Old Posted Aug 13, 2019, 3:05 PM
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It was part of the failed Jorgenson empire.
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2019, 2:40 AM
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Oh, Ok thanks for that.
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It was part of The Vault hair salon.

I see a photo of The St Charles Hotel.. has it been confiscated from Sheister Ken Zaifman yet? is it still salvageable? He has had over a decade toying around waiting for it to become decrepit to demolish for more parking.
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I see a photo of The St Charles Hotel.. has it been confiscated from Sheister Ken Zaifman yet? is it still salvageable? He has had over a decade toying around waiting for it to become decrepit to demolish for more parking.
Nothing has changed, he's a demolition by neglect owner.

Speaking of demolition by neglect, The Peck building as far as i know is still an Scientology asset. I wonder if anything will ever happen with it?? With all the new residential in the area this building would be prime for that use!

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Nothing has changed, he's a demolition by neglect owner.

Speaking of demolition by neglect, The Peck building as far as i know is still an Scientology asset. I wonder if anything will ever happen with it?? With all the new residential in the area this building would be prime for that use!

Why the city refuses to act on its own vacant bldg bylaw is beyond me...

If confiscated they could be given to Centure Venture to redevelope like The St. Regis ...

Anyone know where we are with that $7,000,000 “strategic” purchase by the way?
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Another fortress bust, that's where.
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This is really cool, they moved up the window arches on 90 Albert to turn them into doors, without jeopardizing the design intent.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1Pb56PABOK/

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This is really cool, they moved up the window arches on 90 Albert to turn them into doors, without jeopardizing the design intent.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1Pb56PABOK/

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Yah that looks great, that side lack any street presence.


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For the front of 90 Albert we moved the left and right jack arches up a couple feet to be turned into entryways. We also rebuilt the middle jack arch and moved the Indiana limestone sill from the left to the middle.
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Well I must say it’s interesting they decided to use 2 X 8 (or 2 x 10) side by side instead of more widely used truss joists. Many of the historic buildings in the area were in fact constructed using this technique.
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yea that is interesting wonder if theres a reason or just for looks?
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Now that is a "Stud Wall"!

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Now that is a "Stud Wall"!
Oddly enough, that used to be my nick-name....
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Nothing has changed, he's a demolition by neglect owner.

Speaking of demolition by neglect, The Peck building as far as i know is still an Scientology asset. I wonder if anything will ever happen with it?? With all the new residential in the area this building would be prime for that use!

A little birdie at the city told me they are currently putting together the case to seize the St. Charles (shh). It takes a lot of work, pretty much need to put a full legal case together in advance as it will obviously end up in court. It's been especially tough with this one as Zaifman has technically complied with all the orders he's been served.

The demolition by neglect laws would need to be severely upgraded/enhanced for the city to be able to just seize a property at will. It's the same with expropriation rules for (re)development or infrastructure upgrades.

IMO – this is where the feds should step in and put some weight behind the "National Historic Site" tag. Because at this point, I don't have a hot clue what that designation even means.
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Old Posted Aug 31, 2019, 5:26 AM
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52 Adelaide has sold. The top floor is an absolutely stunning condo (I've been in it, probably the nicest in Winnipeg) that was sold with the building. The first floor is vacant and would be good for retail/office. Not sure about the second floor.
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