HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum About
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada > Alberta & British Columbia > Calgary > Calgary Issues, Business, Politics & the Economy


Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1301  
Old Posted Apr 2, 2011, 2:31 AM
freeweed's Avatar
freeweed freeweed is offline
Home of Hyperchange
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Dynamic City, Alberta
Posts: 17,567
OK, my curiosity got the better of me so I wandered by Holt after work. The actual slogan is still on the windows:

Quote:
This spring you can't live without...
Too bad the paper signs aren't.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1302  
Old Posted Apr 7, 2011, 7:10 PM
You Need A Thneed's Avatar
You Need A Thneed You Need A Thneed is offline
Construction Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Castleridge, NE Calgary
Posts: 5,892
Lowe's Sunridge is now open.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1303  
Old Posted Apr 13, 2011, 2:54 AM
SpongeG's Avatar
SpongeG SpongeG is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Coquitlam
Posts: 35,462
From facebook:


GET READY TO DO SOME SERIOUS SHOPPING! Join us on Thursday, April 14th at noon for the grand opening of our flagship location at The Core. The first 300 people in line will get up to $300 off their purchase - certain restrictions apply. Plus, get free giveaways and enjoy amazing opening offers! See you there!
__________________
belowitall
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1304  
Old Posted Apr 13, 2011, 3:12 AM
mersar's Avatar
mersar mersar is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 10,089
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpongeG View Post
From facebook:


GET READY TO DO SOME SERIOUS SHOPPING! Join us on Thursday, April 14th at noon for the grand opening of our flagship location at The Core. The first 300 people in line will get up to $300 off their purchase - certain restrictions apply. Plus, get free giveaways and enjoy amazing opening offers! See you there!
I assume thats for H&M?
__________________

Live or work in the Beltline? Check out the Official Beltline web site here
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1305  
Old Posted Apr 15, 2011, 4:11 AM
SpongeG's Avatar
SpongeG SpongeG is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Coquitlam
Posts: 35,462
oops yes - so did anyone go down?
__________________
belowitall
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1306  
Old Posted Apr 15, 2011, 4:23 AM
SpongeG's Avatar
SpongeG SpongeG is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Coquitlam
Posts: 35,462
Calgary retail vacancy among lowest in North America

BY MARIO TONEGUZZI, CALGARY HERALD APRIL 14, 2011

The rush of popular American sellers into the Calgary market is making retail space in the city hard to come by.

Colliers International's newest retail real estate report pegs vacancy in the sector at 1.48 per cent, among the lowest rates in all of North America.

One reason cited for the space squeeze is the number of U.S. retailers wanting to expand into Canada and Canadian retailers wanting to grow their share of the market in response.

"A lot of the retailers have to grow," said Rob Walker, vice-president/partner with Colliers.

"They have to continue to show growth, particularly the publicly-traded ones and so it's a dog-eat-dog business.

"They're continuing to secure these sites well in advance of developments. The space is a challenge for the most part; leased before the buildings are finished construction."

Malika Rajani, co-owner of the Passione women's store, appreciates Calgary's retail space demands after relocating from CrossIron Mills to a new location downtown this year.

"We went to a lot of places downtown and did our research. We had to go to the statistical data," she said.

Rajani and business partner Natasha Jiwani eventually settled on 17th Avenue.

"There was a lack of appropriate retail clothing store space actually," said Rajani.

Calgary's retail vacancy at the end of 2009 was 1.71 per cent and 1.43 per cent at the end of 2010, according to Colliers.

Its latest report states the first quarter of 2011 "has only accelerated the momentum in the retail market witnessed throughout 2010."

"Calgary's retail vacancy rate continues to be one of the lowest not only in Canada but in North America including keynote markets such as New York City," states Colliers.

The firm projects retail space to remain at a premium, with vacancy rates in the 1.25 per cent to 1.5 per cent range into the foreseeable future.

Emily Scarlett, of H&M Canada, said the company is pleased with its success in Calgary. The fashion retailer is opening its fourth location in the city today -a 20,000-square-foot flagship store at the redeveloped downtown CORE shopping centre.

"We still have our eye here on both Calgary and Edmonton in terms of opening even more stores in both markets," she said.

Numerous well-known international retailers have set up shop in Calgary during the past year, with Tiffany's and Victoria's Secret, both at Chinook Centre, among the latest to secure mall space.

Colliers says several other American interests, including Marshall's, Cabela's, Kohl's and J. Crew have shown recent interest in the Calgary market.

...

Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/Calgary...#ixzz1JYv5Oig0
__________________
belowitall
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1307  
Old Posted Apr 15, 2011, 4:25 PM
DizzyEdge's Avatar
DizzyEdge DizzyEdge is offline
My Spoon Is Too Big
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,195
^^^ So Calgary has some of the lowest retail vacancy, what can we do to translate this into filling in the large gaps on 17th ave SW, 9th ave in Inglewood, Centre st etc? Seems odd to come back from Vancouver and lament the smaller volume of sweet retail streets in an environment where it sounds like there should be an explosion of new retail space.
__________________
Concerned about protecting Calgary's built heritage?
www.CalgaryHeritage.org
News - Heritage Watch - Forums
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1308  
Old Posted Apr 15, 2011, 5:17 PM
AB Born AB Born is offline
Realtor
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 1,495
The True Religion Brand Jeans store in Chinook is open!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1309  
Old Posted Apr 15, 2011, 6:58 PM
Me&You Me&You is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,711
Quote:
Originally Posted by AB Born View Post
The True Religion Brand Jeans store in Chinook is open!
Just in time for the brand's complete irrelevance.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1310  
Old Posted Apr 15, 2011, 7:08 PM
Ramsayfarian's Avatar
Ramsayfarian Ramsayfarian is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 5,282
I'd like to see the City allow a market like this on 7th Ave.

Video Link
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1311  
Old Posted Apr 15, 2011, 7:16 PM
You Need A Thneed's Avatar
You Need A Thneed You Need A Thneed is offline
Construction Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Castleridge, NE Calgary
Posts: 5,892
^What a waste of space our tracks are when there's no train running on them!

Also, the city should allow this idea for increasing the capacity of the LRT cars:

Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1312  
Old Posted Apr 15, 2011, 7:30 PM
Ramsayfarian's Avatar
Ramsayfarian Ramsayfarian is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 5,282
Quote:
Originally Posted by You Need A Thneed View Post
^What a waste of space our tracks are when there's no train running on them!

Also, the city should allow this idea for increasing the capacity of the LRT cars:

I know I'd take the train a lot more often if I could ride like that.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1313  
Old Posted Apr 15, 2011, 10:31 PM
chatchie chatchie is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 2
PF Chang's Coming to Canada

Not sure if anyone really cares or has already mentioned it but looks like another US chain (restaurant in this case) will be coming to Canada.. I guess if nothing else it adds to choice..

http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/n...ands-to-canada.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1314  
Old Posted Apr 15, 2011, 11:04 PM
Policy Wonk's Avatar
Policy Wonk Policy Wonk is offline
Inflatable Hippo
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Suburban Las Vegas
Posts: 4,001
Quote:
Originally Posted by dizzyedge View Post
^^^ so calgary has some of the lowest retail vacancy, what can we do to translate this into filling in the large gaps on 17th ave sw, 9th ave in inglewood, centre st etc? Seems odd to come back from vancouver and lament the smaller volume of sweet retail streets in an environment where it sounds like there should be an explosion of new retail space.
f-r-e-e-p-a-r-k-i-n-g
__________________
Public Administration 101: Keep your mouth shut until obligated otherwise and don't get in public debates with housewives.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1315  
Old Posted Apr 16, 2011, 1:33 AM
Rusty van Reddick's Avatar
Rusty van Reddick Rusty van Reddick is offline
formerly-furry flâneur
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Bankview, Calgary
Posts: 6,916
Quote:
Originally Posted by chatchie View Post
Not sure if anyone really cares or has already mentioned it but looks like another US chain (restaurant in this case) will be coming to Canada.. I guess if nothing else it adds to choice..

http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/n...ands-to-canada.
That article links to nothing, but a search shows that it's only in Manitoba and east, so thanks for nothing. No relevance to Calgary whatsoever.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1316  
Old Posted Apr 16, 2011, 2:39 AM
Myke Myke is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: YYC -> YYZ
Posts: 57
According to Chinook Centre's leasing plan, Scotch & Soda is moving into the space between Eddie Bauer and Hollister.
I believe this would be Canada's 2nd location?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1317  
Old Posted Apr 16, 2011, 9:04 PM
Innersoul1's Avatar
Innersoul1 Innersoul1 is offline
City of Blinding Lights
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Calgary
Posts: 3,682
Quote:
Originally Posted by AB Born View Post
The True Religion Brand Jeans store in Chinook is open!
As long as there is douchebaggery there will be True Religion Brand Jeans
__________________
Sweet dreams are made of cheese. Who am I to diss a brie?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1318  
Old Posted Apr 16, 2011, 9:39 PM
Ramsayfarian's Avatar
Ramsayfarian Ramsayfarian is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 5,282
Quote:
Originally Posted by Innersoul1 View Post
As long as there is douchebaggery there will be True Religion Brand Jeans
Alas douchebaggery is not going away, if anything it's gaining in popularity. Mankind as we know it, is doomed.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1319  
Old Posted Apr 17, 2011, 12:15 AM
SpongeG's Avatar
SpongeG SpongeG is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Coquitlam
Posts: 35,462
PF changs is coming to canada? i know loads of people who love it but its nothing special - not in vancouver anyway

its like sit down manchu wok food court food
__________________
belowitall
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1320  
Old Posted Apr 17, 2011, 12:16 AM
SpongeG's Avatar
SpongeG SpongeG is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Coquitlam
Posts: 35,462
Current - a vancouver based clothing chain is shutting down - it says it has one store in Calgary...
__________________
belowitall
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada > Alberta & British Columbia > Calgary > Calgary Issues, Business, Politics & the Economy
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:26 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.