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goodgrowth Jun 21, 2022 3:57 PM

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Originally Posted by PoscStudent (Post 9655287)
https://vocm.com/2022/06/21/costco-retail-ladha/

KMK not saying exactly what is in store. I keep thinking that these are really large buildings to take over but then remember how the old Canadian Tire on Elizabeth Avenue was redeveloped.

Even if office space was put in part of these buildings it could also be a great opportunity to have a coffee shop and a restaurant etc. in them too.

The Canadian Tire on Elizabeth Ave was a lot smaller than these buildings though.

I guess it depends on how much renovation they do but I think retail would struggle in these buildings. It would almost have to act like an industrial mall of sorts.

J_Murphy Jun 21, 2022 4:44 PM

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Originally Posted by goodgrowth (Post 9655423)
The Canadian Tire on Elizabeth Ave was a lot smaller than these buildings though.

I guess it depends on how much renovation they do but I think retail would struggle in these buildings. It would almost have to act like an industrial mall of sorts.

Reading comments on Twitter I'm seeing early rumours of Bass Pro Shop, Amazon and Uhaul.

Uhaul seems to make sense as the location they have now is not ideal. Either of these locations would have ample parking and storage and is close to the highway.

Can't see they will convert these into multiple retail units given the configuration and that there are already several vacant, smaller retail units available down there.

goodgrowth Jun 21, 2022 5:39 PM

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Originally Posted by J_Murphy (Post 9655468)
Reading comments on Twitter I'm seeing early rumours of Bass Pro Shop, Amazon and Uhaul.

Uhaul seems to make sense as the location they have now is not ideal. Either of these locations would have ample parking and storage and is close to the highway.

Can't see they will convert these into multiple retail units given the configuration and that there are already several vacant, smaller retail units available down there.

Yeah I don't see Amazon opening anything here. Not sure about the others.

Crisisnf Jun 22, 2022 1:27 AM

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Originally Posted by J_Murphy (Post 9655468)
Reading comments on Twitter I'm seeing early rumours of Bass Pro Shop, Amazon and Uhaul.

Uhaul seems to make sense as the location they have now is not ideal. Either of these locations would have ample parking and storage and is close to the highway.

Can't see they will convert these into multiple retail units given the configuration and that there are already several vacant, smaller retail units available down there.

Now that I think of it, there was talk years ago of Uhaul buying that space.

suvla85 Jun 22, 2022 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Crisisnf (Post 9656004)
Now that I think of it, there was talk years ago of Uhaul buying that space.

I heard Uhaul absolutely wanted the space, but were blocked by local rules. Not city regulations, but competition rules and restrictive covenants with the other property owners in the area.

Amazon is possible, but they're not even close to this level in Halifax yet, so probably too soon. Ikea is also unlikely. We could get a pick-up location here maybe, but not an actual store.

jjavman Jun 22, 2022 12:33 PM

Former Princess Auto
 
"Former Princess Auto building in east end of St. John's sold to Conception Bay North grocery distributor"

https://www.saltwire.com/newfoundlan...tor-100745982/

Marty_Mcfly Jun 22, 2022 12:46 PM

I think we all know that the most likely outcome for all these buildings is office space. Realistically there isn't any retail store that will be able to utilize that large amount of space. Ikea isn't happening, and I would assume that Amazon will be happy using Halifax as their Atlantic Canadian regional hub.

Princess Auto being bought by Atlantic Grocery Distributors could be interesting. They could use the space as a Powell's, or the could just use it as a warehouse lol.

J_Murphy Jun 22, 2022 1:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Marty_Mcfly (Post 9656175)
I think we all know that the most likely outcome for all these buildings is office space. Realistically there isn't any retail store that will be able to utilize that large amount of space. Ikea isn't happening, and I would assume that Amazon will be happy using Halifax as their Atlantic Canadian regional hub.

What are the chances of a Hudson's Bay store I wonder? I'm just thinking of large retail stores that don't operate here. Nova Scotia has 2.

suvla85 Jun 24, 2022 4:35 PM

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Originally Posted by jjavman (Post 9656167)
"Former Princess Auto building in east end of St. John's sold to Conception Bay North grocery distributor"

https://www.saltwire.com/newfoundlan...tor-100745982/

The Telegram is doing stories on deals from a year ago now?

Tocchet22 Jul 26, 2022 12:54 PM

Ikea
 
Details of new IKEA concept store with planned openings across Canada. I can see demand for one in metro.

https://retail-insider.com/retail-in...erview-photos/

NewfBC Jul 26, 2022 3:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Tocchet22 (Post 9685884)
Details of new IKEA concept store with planned openings across Canada. I can see demand for one in metro.

https://retail-insider.com/retail-in...erview-photos/

You basically have this now...
www.IKEA.ca

Ron.

wmemeadusjr Jul 27, 2022 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by NewfBC (Post 9686086)
You basically have this now...
www.IKEA.ca

Ron.

Yup, basically a storefront with an order desk inside. I can see us getting something like that. They can keep it.

Marty_Mcfly Jul 27, 2022 6:57 PM

An appointment to go to a small store with an order screen? Yeah or I can order online and have it sent to the designated pickup point.

MonctonRad Jul 27, 2022 7:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Marty_Mcfly (Post 9687320)
An appointment to go to a small store with an order screen? Yeah or I can order online and have it sent to the designated pickup point.

It's more than that. There will be consultants on site to help you choose products that go together, and to help you with the ordering process. They can also coordinate delivery and assembly (if necessary).

PF1962 Jul 29, 2022 6:33 PM

I noticed some activity in the space next to Dollarama on Ropewalk Lane today. Does anyone know what’s on the go there?

wmemeadusjr Jul 29, 2022 6:42 PM

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Originally Posted by PF1962 (Post 9689349)
I noticed some activity in the space next to Dollarama on Ropewalk Lane today. Does anyone know what’s on the go there?

I'm not sure.....heard rumors of No Frills and Giant Tiger but never nothing confirmed. The owner stated last year that he will not be paving the lot as it will force him to raise rent. Now it's being paved. I'm figuring that some national tenant is signing a lease for the space next to Dollarama and doesn't want a parking lot that resembles the Lunar surface.


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