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Old Posted Jul 20, 2019, 8:46 PM
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Yep - 4... Tweed x 2; Wiid; Cannabis Co. Lucid would make 5.

Funny that Sobeys wouldn't align the branding to the grocery store the liquor store is near - 2 Liquor Stores next to Safeways could be Safeway Liquor...common in AB (might also give the impression that they have less control over the urban retail market).
Sobeys would like to kill the Vic Sq Safeway. I suspect they are waiting out the lease. Since they took over, the store has really gone downhill (expired stock on shelves, a lot of brand replacement, empty shelves and lots of shuffling/rearranging) and the manager is retiring this fall. They have the Sobeys behind the mall on Quance which I assume is their preference to keep.

Vic Sq Morgue can't afford to lose that anchor, but I think it's only a matter of time.
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Old Posted Jul 21, 2019, 3:47 AM
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Co-operators is moving there I think.
This is on the P3 Architecture website:





Sherwood Place is an existing 9-storey tower undergoing a full base building renovation. The multi-phase project includes expansion of the ground and second floors to create additional leasable area, parkade expansion, landscaping, modernization of elevator lobbies, mechanical and electrical upgrades, washroom renovations, and a relocated/redesigned main entrance.
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Old Posted Jul 21, 2019, 4:00 AM
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Those renders are so disingenuous. Even when finished it won't look anything like that.
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Old Posted Jul 21, 2019, 5:05 PM
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The bottom image looks believable since the base already looks like that (basically). But yeah, the top one is nowhere near what it is going to look like.
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Old Posted Jul 21, 2019, 11:30 PM
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Eh, it's too bright. The screening on the parkade won't look that nice and I doubt they're going to cover the rough concrete.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2019, 3:26 AM
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Eh, it's too bright. The screening on the parkade won't look that nice and I doubt they're going to cover the rough concrete.
They've already actually put up some screening. I noticed when I drove by today.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2019, 2:47 PM
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And yet there's what... 3 cannabis retailers open in the city? Pathetic.
Not quite the same. Alcohol's been legal in Saskatchewan since 1924; cannabis, since 2018. Let some time pass.

Also, alcohol consumption is a lot more mainstream than cannabis. I'm sure, in some people's circles, everyone uses cannabis, but I haven't even smelled a whiff of pot smoke since legalization. I'm sure I know people who use it, but the alcohol market must be orders of magnitude larger than the cannabis market. That may change with time, but I don't get any sense that the cannabis retailers we have now are still having all that much trouble maintaining supply.
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Those renders are so disingenuous. Even when finished it won't look anything like that.
Odd that they changed the glazing colour from blue in the render.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2019, 5:16 PM
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Wish more downtown buildings had better facade and artistic lighting. Would love for them to do something with the new Cooperators property regarding this. Also hope they will have more than one ground floor retail/restaurant to streetfront option. That whole stretch of property could use some main floor usage for a more active west side of Albert Street.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2019, 5:18 PM
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Any picture updates regarding Phase 1 of the Victoria Avenue Street/Curb/median/lighting/trees rehabilitation project?
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2019, 6:29 PM
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Not quite the same. Alcohol's been legal in Saskatchewan since 1924; cannabis, since 2018. Let some time pass.

Also, alcohol consumption is a lot more mainstream than cannabis. I'm sure, in some people's circles, everyone uses cannabis, but I haven't even smelled a whiff of pot smoke since legalization. I'm sure I know people who use it, but the alcohol market must be orders of magnitude larger than the cannabis market. That may change with time, but I don't get any sense that the cannabis retailers we have now are still having all that much trouble maintaining supply.
I understand what you are saying but this is a legislative problem and not a cultural one. Perhaps the cultural problem is the reason why legalization was fumbled by all levels of government, but there's no rational reason why the license lottery should have happened like it did. And considering that the black market is still thriving, yet legal supplies are not only strained, but crap, the government could have done a better job at making sure legalization was rolled out properly. Its not like we don't have multiple examples south of us to show how to create a thriving and competitive cannabis industry. Cannabis has been far less taboo in Canada for decades now yet many states in the US, where it remains illegal at the federal level, managed to do a much better job than we in Canada have.

Also, cannabis should never have been illegal. It only being recently legalized is not an excuse. Real leaders have the courage to stand up to taboos and political correctness (not in the Trump way) and use reason and logic over fear and populism to guide legislation. It seems we lack these type of leaders nowadays.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2019, 8:04 PM
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Odd that they changed the glazing colour from blue in the render.
It's an expensive change. Perhaps because the glazing on the first and second floors along Albert Street and 12th Avenue will now extend out to the sidewalk (parallel with the glazing on the tower) they felt they needed to change the glass. Perhaps they may eliminate the horizontal concrete bands on each floor on the south and west sides of the tower? Actually, re-glazing a hi-rise building is more common than you might think.

I wish the owner(s) of the North Canadian Oils Building would re-glaze that tower's many colour mis-matched glass panels. Either that or replace several more panels with additional colours so it looks like a patchwork quilt.
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2019, 2:54 PM
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Also, cannabis should never have been illegal. It only being recently legalized is not an excuse. Real leaders have the courage to stand up to taboos and political correctness (not in the Trump way) and use reason and logic over fear and populism to guide legislation. It seems we lack these type of leaders nowadays.
Lots of things that shouldn't have been illegal used to be illegal. Society changes.

We're only the second country in the world (Bolivia being the first I think) to legalize cannabis (elsewhere has always been for medical use, or in limited ways [e.g. the Netherlands, in designated areas only, or the U.S., only in certain states but not federally]). The government played it safe - maybe too safe - and was super careful about the rollout. The black market will gradually fade as the supply issues are solved (distribution channels of the scale needed don't come out of nothing, and medical distribution was comparatively nothing). Remember that even today, there is a black market for tobacco and alcohol, albeit much smaller than the cannabis black market.

And now, back to Regina construction.
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2019, 3:24 PM
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Any word on what's actually going in at the old Sears spot in Cornwall?
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Any word on what's actually going in at the old Sears spot in Cornwall?
They're bringing back Maxwell's Amusements with batting cages an arcade and go-karts.


I wish. Honestly, I'm not sure what they have planned.
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2019, 4:05 PM
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Lots of things that shouldn't have been illegal used to be illegal. Society changes.

We're only the second country in the world (Bolivia being the first I think) to legalize cannabis (elsewhere has always been for medical use, or in limited ways [e.g. the Netherlands, in designated areas only, or the U.S., only in certain states but not federally]). The government played it safe - maybe too safe - and was super careful about the rollout. The black market will gradually fade as the supply issues are solved (distribution channels of the scale needed don't come out of nothing, and medical distribution was comparatively nothing). Remember that even today, there is a black market for tobacco and alcohol, albeit much smaller than the cannabis black market.
Yup, I know all of this already. This is one of the things I am most passionate about. Keep in mind that California, which is one of the US states that has legalized recreational cannabis and one of the first to legalize medical many years ago, is larger than Canada. My point is, we could have a thriving industry here in Saskatchewan, bringing in tax revenues, jobs and construction activity (for both supply and retail - think cafes, bakeries, etc), if only our governments (both federal and provincial) thought with reason instead of emotions. Remember, legalization has failed to see any increase in cannabis-related accidents, like the puritans warned. But hey, lets keep opening large liquor stores in the province where driving and driving rates are the highest in Canada. Like I said... pathetic.

Edit: Here's some further reading on this topic.
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Any word on what's actually going in at the old Sears spot in Cornwall?
I don't think anything is happening at this point. I went from the mall to the casino on Sunday, walking through what was once the 2nd floor of the Sears store. There is absolutely no sign of anything going on, other than the old food court furniture being stored in that space. The entrance doors to the mall are still just covered with paper, unlike being covered over on the main floor. It's depressing to walk through that vacant space, and certainly does not make a good first impression for people walking to the mall via the pedways from the Delta Hotel and the casino.

Please post any further Cornwall Centre comments to the Regina Retail thread to keep the Cornwall Centre conversation together in one thread. I only replied in this thread because a few people recently posted comments here.
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Looks like a pretty reasonable proposal and can be done with a minimum amount of traffic disruption.
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I'll let other more expert opinions weigh in, but to my untrained eyes that seems like a good plan, much cheaper than building overpasses.
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