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CaptainKirk May 10, 2015 1:15 PM

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Originally Posted by ScreamingViking (Post 7022105)
The store on the first floor of the Balfour building - does that say "Turner Wines"?

Found this on another FB page:

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Anne Shivers yep!! my best childhood friend Deanna McMahon's dad Frank was the manager of Turner wine co,. in the Lister Block on king william
January 30 at 9:16pm

Will Rosart Actually Turner's was next door in the building that fell down!
January 31 at 7:27pm
I remember it being London Wines just before the Lister's near doom.

Dr Awesomesauce May 11, 2015 12:09 AM

^It does appear to say Turner, yes.

That's an interesting point actually. I don't know the history of booze sales/ LCBO in Ontario but I do recall that wineries and breweries were allowed to sell from their own stores - not sure when that came to an end.

movingtohamilton May 11, 2015 12:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Dr Awesomesauce (Post 7022625)
^It does appear to say Turner, yes.

That's an interesting point actually. I don't know the history of booze sales/ LCBO in Ontario but I do recall that wineries and breweries were allowed to sell from their own stores - not sure when that came to an end.

The Free Trade Agreement, and later on NAFTA, had an impact. Wineries and breweries can still sell from their own location. But entities like The Wine Rack were grandfathered into NAFTA, which allowed them to maintain their stand-alone stores and sell only their own products.

Here's an excellent article on the topic, from the Toronto Star. http://on.thestar.com/1FSSsCf

Dr Awesomesauce May 11, 2015 12:28 AM

^Cheers for the clarification.

The whole issue of liquor sales in this province is absurd.

CaptainKirk May 13, 2015 3:56 AM

https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...48&oe=55D7226F

Source: Brian Henley via Facebook Vintage Hamilton

CaptainKirk May 16, 2015 12:07 PM

https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...4c&oe=55D5DC72

1974

Facebook Vintage Hamilton

Gerald Little, photographer

Dr Awesomesauce May 17, 2015 12:30 AM

^Love the look of King E in those days...

CaptainKirk May 19, 2015 7:15 PM

https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...05&oe=560DBD1B

1958

Facebook Vintage Hamilton

Gerald Little, photographer

Dr Awesomesauce May 19, 2015 11:28 PM

^It seems King E had a bit of a Yonge St vibe back in the day.

CaptainKirk Jun 4, 2015 3:54 AM

https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...77&oe=55ED7915

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King Street west of James in 1968. Along this strip were Thomas Lees Jeweler, the former Royal/Traders Bank, the Grange Tavern, Robinson's Annex Store (the big R), Frank B. Smith Florist, Pioneer Restaurant, National Bakery, Sam Manson Sports and Lucas and King Travel Service.

The Commerce Towers occupy the block now.

Photo from Old Hamilton Photos FB page (D. Wilson/Doug Southon)
FB VH

ScreamingViking Jun 4, 2015 4:02 AM

What an interesting streetwall. Lost.

drpgq Jun 4, 2015 8:18 PM

What's the second building beside the Thomas Lees one? Looks interesting.

CaptainKirk Jun 4, 2015 8:20 PM

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Originally Posted by drpgq (Post 7050783)
What's the second building beside the Thomas Lees one? Looks interesting.

The answer is in the caption under the picture.

Dr Awesomesauce Jun 5, 2015 12:05 AM

Such a total bummer. Thanks CaptainKirk! :slob:

CaptainKirk Jun 9, 2015 3:48 AM

https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...cd&oe=5632F938

1985.

Photo from Robert Haylock. Originally posted on Historical Hamilton FB page.

Dr Awesomesauce Jun 9, 2015 11:52 PM

^Very cool.

This is my earliest recollection of the city centre. Yes, it had pretty much lost its coolness factor but it was still the place to shop: Robinsons, Zellers, Kresge's, a booming Jackson Square, Eaton's etc. After Limeridge, the situation got pretty dire in a real hurry.

realcity Jun 10, 2015 2:46 AM

great find of Robinsons and Bank of Hamilton (which later became CIBC)... I wish they stacked those two replacement CIBC towers into one 35-story.

Berklon Jun 10, 2015 3:17 AM

I always liked that Robinsons building... and have found memories of the Kresges, Zellers and the underground washrooms at Gore Park.

The one specific thing I remember most about that Robinsons was that they would sometimes use the display window to promote a new album that was just released. It was a big deal to me because I was big into music. I still remember seeing the Eagles "The Long Run" on display in '79 when I was 10 years old.

flar Jun 10, 2015 5:33 PM

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Originally Posted by CaptainKirk (Post 7050042)

This would make for a seriously depressing before and after shot.

drpgq Jun 11, 2015 3:25 PM

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Originally Posted by CaptainKirk (Post 7050786)
The answer is in the caption under the picture.

Thanks. I should have paid more attention.


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